August 16, 2022

SAC News

STAFF ADVISORY COUNCIL NEWS 

LARRY ATKINS AWARD
The Staff Advisory Council continues to accept nominations for the Larry Atkins Award.

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 jsymonds@umw.edu or Pam Lowery at plowery@umw.edu


S.A.C. SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
The S.A.C. school supply drive ends Sept. 2. Click here to access a flyer for donation collection box locations.   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.


FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA)
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. Plan to attend one of the upcoming information sessions.

  • Sept. 6, 10 a.m. – noon, HCC Digital Auditorium
  • Sept. 13, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., HCC Digital Auditorium

A large number of employees are affected by the FLSA changes. Attend a session and make sure you’re well informed.


UMW COMMUNITY FORUM
Mark your calendar and join your colleagues at one of the UMW 2016 Faculty and Staff Engagement Assessment Community Forums.

  • Monday, Sept. 19,  4 p.m. – 5 p.m., Dodd Auditorium, Fredericksburg Campus
  • Thursday, Sept. 22, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., University Hall, Stafford Campus

The forums provide an opportunity to review the Faculty and Staff Engagement Assessment report, help identify priorities, and begin to develop strategic action steps. Your feedback and participation will guide efforts to support the success and engagement of all faculty and staff.

 

THOUGHTS, IDEAS, SUGGESTIONS & FEEDBACK
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?


EXCELLENT EAGLE EMPLOYEE
Please nominate your co-workers, supervisor or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award. 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.


UPCOMING MEETING
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.