Human Resources The mission of Human Resources is to provide excellent customer service and responsible administration of policies and procedures to the faculty, staff, students, and visitors of The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Halloween Department Contest Round of applause to all those who participated in this year’s Department Halloween Contest! All the participating departments did a great job! Now, without further ado, this year’s Halloween Contest winner is: REGISTRAR CONGRATULATIONS! Important Update on TRS Beginning Sept. 1, 2015 the member contribution rate will increase from 6.7 to 7.2 percent. The state contribution rate will not change.