May 27, 2023

SAC News

Staff Advisory Council news:

The U.S. Department of Labor along with UMW’s Human Resources and Payroll Departments are working to help you achieve work life balance and get compensated for hours worked. If you haven’t already done so, please make plans to attend one of HR’s FLSA information sessions. The session schedule is on HR’s website. HR has also provided answers to frequently asked questions related to the new Department of Labor standards. If your question hasn’t been answered, you can submit questions to HR using the Ask a Question form on their website. The new standards will affect a large number of UMW employees. Make sure you’re well informed.


The Staff Advisory Council continues to accept nominations for the Larry Atkins Award.  Larry was one of the first employees to receive the S.A.C. “We Couldn’t Do It Without You Award.” That award was renamed in his honor.

Larry Atkins Award winners:

  • lend a helping hand to their teammates
  • go above and beyond in each and every task while wearing a smile
  • set a positive example for other UMW employees

S.A.C. chooses 3 winners – 1 wage employee, 1 classified employee, and 1 administrative faculty employee.  All UMW employees are eligible to nominate and to be nominated for one of the three awards.

All nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12.  Winners will be announced by S.A.C. at the Fall Employee gathering on Oct. 18, and winners will receive $100.

To nominate someone, use the following link and complete the form. Larry Atkins Award nomination form

If you have questions please contact John Symonds at or Pam Lowery at

The S.A.C. will continue collecting school supply donations until Sept. 2. Click here to access a flyer for drop box locations to post in your area to raise awareness and get colleagues involved.   S.A.C. has partnered with the Spotsylvania County School District and the Courthouse Academy for Special Needs for this year’s Back to School Supply Drive to support kids in need.

Please don’t forget to nominate your co-workers, supervisor, or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award. Simply send an email to 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.

Your input and suggestions are important to us! Share your thoughts and ideas with S.A.C. by completing the suggestions form on our website. Let us know what’s on your mind. What can we do to help make UMW a great place to work?

S.A.C.’s next meeting is Thursday, Sept. 15, in Lee Hall, Room 411 at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone who’d like to attend.