October 26, 2020

Staff Advisory Council News

S.A.C. SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE EXTENDED

The S.A.C. school supply drive ends THIS FRIDAY, Sept. 9. Please drop off your supply donations in one of our collection boxes. Collection box locations are included in the school supply drive flyer. Final pickup will be Friday morning.

 

AREA SURVEY – ATTITUDES ABOUT HOMELESSNESS

Community-wide input is being sought, and your participation in the following survey on homelessness is requested and appreciated. The survey should take only 5-10 minutes to complete. Individual responses will be entirely anonymous. The survey was created by UMW sociology professor. Debra Schleef on behalf of the Fredericksburg Regional Continuum of Care. The results will be used to further their mission toward ending homelessness in our community. A summary report of the results will be available on their website in early 2017.

Please complete the survey by Sept. 10. Follow this link to the Survey http://umw.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_d69XB4LhBRq5drv

 

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

  

PROCUREMENT SERVICES OPEN FORUM
Procurement Services is holding an open forum Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the HCC Digital Auditorium. Topics of discussion include eVA requisitions, IT purchasing process, WORKS spending and dashboard reporting, Procurement Services website review, and more. Procurement will also be available to answer questions.

Two sessions are offered, 9-11 a.m. or 11 a.m.-1 p.m. To help Procurement Services prepare for the forum, please send questions to James DeLoatch

 

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. to 5 p.m., Dodd Auditorium, Fredericksburg Campus
  • Thursday, Sept. 22, 2 p.m. to 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.