The Employee Relations Advisory Organization (ERAO) was established in 1972 to provide 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 employee relations committees:
- Knoxville Administration/Student Life
- Knoxville Academic Affairs/Research
- Knoxville Operations
- System Administration/IPS
The committees meet monthly with their administrative leader. In 2004, the Exempt Staff Council joined the ERAO. All of these groups elect a representative to the Employee Relations Advisory Board, which meets with the UT System president and members of his staff.
For more information about the ERAO, visit Policy HR0630 on the Employee Relations Advisory Organization or contact Human Resources at 865-974-6642.