University of Texas at El Paso

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For more information on leave programs click here. You may contact a Benefits Representative by email at or phone 915-747-5202.

Faculty FMLA Information (pdf)

University of Texas at El Paso

Same-sexMarriage Benefits Beginning
July 1, 2015


Following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Friday regarding same-sex marriage, all benefits eligible UTEP employees and retired employees will be able to enroll their same-sex spouses, as well as dependent children of these spouses, in health and dental coverages and services that are currently available to, and at the same cost as, opposite-sex spouses.

The plan amendment has taken effect today, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Under UT insurance policy related to mid-year enrollments due to a status change, UT El Paso has begun enrolling same-sex spouses of benefits eligible employees and retired employees who submit the required application and presentation of a valid marriage certificate.

Employees will have 31 days to enroll from this status change event. Benefits eligible employees and retirees who submit the required application and a marriage certificate after July 1 may enroll within 31 days of the marriage.

For questions,please call Human Resources at 915-747-5202 or for individual guidance. 

UTEP Employee Assistance Program


Deer Oaks EAP Services and UTEP partner together to bring you free confidential help!
This EAP program is available for all eligible full time faculty, staff, retirees or family members who are experiencing  problems in their lives. The EAP offers confidential assessment, referral, and follow-up services to UTEP employees and their immediate families. Professionally trained counselors are available to employees to help them assess their needs, and to make app
ropriate referrals to resources in the local community. In addition, supervisory and management personnel can seek counsel on managing difficult employee situations and making appropriate employee referrals to the EAP. Deer Oaks offers an extensive range of behavioral health and human services that are available to help you resolve any work/life problems that may keep you from doing your best.

To read Deer Oaks EAP Services Newsletters for the new year click the following links:

Employee Newsletter
Supervisor Newsletter

For more information:

 Contact the EAP 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-866-EAP-2400

For password please contact Human Resource Services at (915) 747-5202 in Administration Building, Room 216.

Benefits Department

Florina Barnett

Armida Ruiz-Martinez
Associate Director