The Employee Relations Advisory Organization (ERAO) was established in 1972 to provide for a direct channel of communication between regular, staff non-exempt employees and university officials for information and advisory purposes. The ERAO also provides university officials with an effective method of soliciting and disseminating information concerning plans and programs affecting employees.
The Knoxville-area ERAO is divided into five committees:
- Knoxville Administration/Student Life
- Knoxville Academic Affairs/Research
- Knoxville Operations
- UT System Administration & IPS
The committees meet monthly with their administrative leader. In 2004, representatives from the Exempt Staff Council joined the Employee Relations Advisory Organization. All of these groups elect a representative to the Employee Relations Advisory Board, which meets with the President and members of his staff.
For further information about the ERAO, please contact Human Resources at (865) 946-8847.