February 26, 2024

Staff Advisory Council News


UMW’s SAC has coordinated with Spotsylvania County Schools and their Stuff the Bus School Supplies Drive this year. We will be collecting school supplies on campus from now through mid-August. Not sure which school supplies to donate? Spotsylvania Schools Supply Lists are on the web. Please fill the donation boxes in your area. Your donations are appreciated!

SAC will soon begin accepting nominations for the Larry Atkins Award. Get your nominations ready! Larry Atkins Award winners lend a helping hand to their teammates, go above and beyond in each and every task while wearing a smile, and set a positive example for other UMW employees. SAC chooses three winners – one wage employee, one classified employee, and one administrative faculty employee. Winners will be announced at the University’s awards ceremony in the fall. Look for more information via email soon.

Get your walking shoes and workout gear ready! Another FitBit Challenge is coming your way!

The FitBit Challenge begins Sunday, July 24, and ends Saturday, Aug. 20. Walk, run, swim, bike or participate in whatever exercise you like. Each week you need to submit the number of times you work out to be eligible for the weekly prize. Employees who submit their workouts by 8 a.m. Aug. 22 will be eligible for the grand prize. For more information visit the HR website.

The UMW Center for Honor, Leadership and Service is spearheading the effort to get together a UMW team for the Rappahannock United Way Day of Action, Friday, Sept. 23. Sign up to be part of an amazing one-day volunteer event that will change our community! Hundreds of volunteers from local businesses will come together to take on projects around the Fredericksburg region. Volunteers will be matched with nonprofit organizations throughout the community to help complete vital projects. Don’t forget – you may be able to use part of your 16 hours of Community Service leave to participate in this event! For more information about the Day of Action, go to the Rappahannock United Way Day of Action website. Click HERE to register to be part of the UMW team for the Day of Action. The deadline to register to be a Day of Action volunteer is Aug. 10. For more information, contact Christina Eggenberger at the Center for Honor, Leadership and Service.

More information about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) changes are coming your way soon. HR will be hosting open sessions to discuss the changes and answer your questions.

SAC’s next meeting is TODAY, Thursday, July 21, at the Stafford campus. Paul Messplay, Executive Director of Budget and Financial Analysis, will present the 2016-17 operating budget, discuss new fiscal year project and changes, and field questions.  Meetings are open to any UMW faculty or staff member who’d like to attend.  For more information visit http://sac.umwblogs.org/

Don’t forget to nominate your co-workers, supervisor, or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award. To recognize someone for excellent work simply send an email to eenominations@umw.edu with Excellent Eagle Employee in the subject line. Be sure to provide the person’s name, department, and work location with the most convenient parking lot, and the reason they should be recognized.

Click here to submit ideas, comments, questions, suggestions, or issues you’d like SAC to address. If you wish to remain anonymous, please put “Anonymous” for the name and leave out the email address.