July 2, 2022

SAC News and Larry Atkins Awards

Congratulations to our 2016 SAC Larry Atkins Award Winners!

Barbara Scott              Visitor Center Attendant, Belmont
Julia Coates                 Office Manager, Historic Preservation
John Wiltenmuth         Associate VP for Facilities Services

 

Congratulations to all of our Larry Atkins Award Nominees. Visit our website sac.umwblogs.org to read all of the nominations.

Cartland Berge             HCC Building Manager
Susie Kuliasha              Office Manager, English, Linguistics and Communication
Rose Maddox               Employer Relations and Operations Manager, Ctr for Prof Dev
Sharon Neville              Senior Supervisor, Housekeeping
Michelle Pickham        Buyer Specialist
Amanda Rutstein         ITCC Office Manager
Nicole St. John             Library Assistant, Stafford
Leah Tams                    Program Associate, Technology and Teaching Innovation

Thank you for your hard work, dedication and positive attitude. We couldn’t do it without you!

 

SAC ELECTIONS
You should have received an email on Oct. 18 from Staff Advisory Council with Staff Advisory Council Nominations as the subject. Click on the Take the survey link in your email, and you will be able to nominate yourself or a colleague. Visit SAC’s website for more information about the council and for a list of current members. Voting will take place on election day, Nov. 8.

Please make sure your area is represented!

 

FOOD DRIVE
SAC is collecting non-perishable food items through Friday, Dec.16.   Donations will benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. If you’re interested in having a donation collection box in your area, please contact SAC Activities.

100% of SAC’s One Can Hope donations collected between Nov. 6-11 will benefit our Student Athletes’ STOP Hunger Now Food Drive.

 

EXCELLENT EAGLE EMPLOYEE
To 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.

 

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?

 

MEETINGS
Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Stafford campus at 1 p.m. Anand Rao will be our guest speaker. Dr Rao is Director of the Speaking Intensive Program and Chairman of the University Faculty Council.

Thursday, Nov. 17, in Lee Hall 412 at 1 p.m. Our speaker is Kevin Bartram, UMW Philharmonic Orchestra Director. Come find out about the exciting things going on in the Music Department this year.

Meetings are open to all UMW staff members.

Keep up to date with your Staff Advisory Council by visiting our website sac.umwblogs.org

Staff Advisory Council News

Fall Employee Luncheon and Awards

Our annual Fall employee luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 11:30 in the University Center’s Chandler Ballroom. Join your co-workers and friends for lunch, fun and fellowship. Charles Coleman and Larry Atkins award winners will be announced. Everyone will have a chance to win prizes. Bring your EagleOne ID card to enter the luncheon and be entered to win a gift card. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Food Drive
SAC is collecting non-perishable food items through Friday, Dec. 16.  Donations will benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank, except for donations collected between Nov. 6-11.  Those donations will benefit the Student Athletes’ STOP Hunger Now Food Drive.  If you’re interested in having a donation collection box in your area, please contact SAC Activities.

 

Community Engagement Forum
Your input is valuable! Forum Notes have been posted. Please take a moment to review the notes and leave comments. The engagement committee will follow up with the Cabinet within the next few weeks to share insight and perspective from the forums.

 

Excellent Eagle Employee
To 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.

 

Thoughts, Ideas, Suggestions and  Feedback
Your input and suggestions are important to us! Share your thoughts and ideas with SAC 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?

 

Upcoming Meeting

SAC’s next meeting is Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Stafford campus at 1 p.m.  Meetings are open to any member of the UMW community who’d like to attend.  Dr. Anand Rao will be our guest speaker.  Dr Rao is Director of the Speaking Intensive Program and Chairman of the University Faculty Council.

Staff Advisory Council News

Take care of yourself and be a UMW flu fighter

It’s that time of year again, and the University Health Center is hosting a free flu shot clinic Friday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. While there isn’t a nationwide shortage of vaccine this year, UMW has a limited number of vaccinations available. Flu shots will be available for students, faculty and staff free of charge on a first come first served basis. If you have questions about the flu shot clinic, please contact the University Health Center at extension 1040.

 

Community Engagement Forum

THANK YOU to all who attended the Community Engagement Forums. Your input is valuable! Forum Notes have been posted. Please take a moment to review the notes and leave comments. The engagement committee will follow up with the Cabinet within the next few weeks to share insight and perspective from the forums.

 

Food Drive
SAC is collecting non-perishable food items through Friday, Dec. 16. Donations will benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. If you’re interested in having a donation collection box in your area, please contact SAC Activities.

 

Fall Employment Luncheon and Awards

Our annual Fall employee luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 11:30 in the University Center’s Chandler Ballroom. Join your co-workers and friends for lunch, fun and fellowship. Charles Coleman and Larry Atkins award winners will be announced. Everyone will have a chance to win prizes. Bring your EagleOne ID card to enter the luncheon and be entered to win a gift card.

 

Excellent Eagle Employee
To 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.

 

THOUGHTS, IDEAS, SUGGESTIONS, & FEEDBACK
Your input and suggestions are important to us! Share your thoughts and ideas with SAC 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?

 

UPCOMING MEETING
SAC’s next meeting is Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Stafford campus at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to any member of the UMW community who’d like to attend. Dr. Anand Rao will be our guest speaker. Dr Rao is Director of the Speaking Intensive Program and Chairman of the University Faculty Council.

 

SAC Excellent Eagle is Lucy Quann!

Congratulations to Lucy Quann, SAC’s Excellent Eagle Employee for September 2016!

In nominating Lucy, her champions, Lynne Richardson and Ken Machande, wrote: “Lucy cheerfully supports the entire COB faculty and staff, making sure we have everything we need to deliver a quality business education to our students.  In addition to her day-to-day activities, she managed the packing, move and unpacking from our 2.5 year home on the second floor of George Washington Hall to renovated Woodard Hall back in December.  She is passionate about serving our students and does whatever she can to ensure that the College of Business brand is represented as we want it to be!  I’ve seen her picking up trash and resetting a classroom in advance of a Destination Day visit to our class.  She knows who to call on campus when we have needs and has ferociously negotiated with vendors to get us the best price when we are in the market to purchase an item.  While the least favorite part of her job involves paying bills, she perseveres and gets it done!  We are fortunate to have her and think she deserves to be recognized for her efforts!”

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.

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.

Staff Advisory Council News

LARRY ATKINS AWARD

The Staff Advisory Council is now accepting 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 5pm Monday, September 12th.  Winners will be announced by S.A.C. at the Fall Employee gathering, 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


FITBIT CHALLENGE
The Summer Fitness Challenge continues through this Saturday, Aug. 20.  Human Resources and the Staff Advisory Council are promoting and encouraging UMW employees to participate, get fit, and have fun! Final entries must be submitted by 8 a.m. on Aug. 24 on the FitBit Challenge Form.


SAC SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
The UMW Staff Advisory Council 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. School Supply Drives help provide supplies that students need in order to succeed in school. These supplies go a long way for kids who need them the most. The SAC will be 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.

EXCELLENT EAGLE EMPLOYEE
Please don’t forget to 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
SAC’s next meeting is today, Thursday, Aug. 18, in Lee Hall, Room 412, at 1 p.m.  Sabrina Johnson is our guest speaker.  Meetings are open to anyone who’d like to attend.

Fitbit Challenge and Other SAC News

STAFF ADVISORY COUNCIL NEWS

SAC MIXER
Thanks to all who were at Home Team Grill for the mixer last week! Your SAC members hope you had a great time.

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
UMW’s SAC is coordinating with a local school again this year to provide much-needed school supplies. Collection boxes will be available soon. Get ready!

FITBIT CHALLENGE RETURNS
Get your walking shoes and workout gear ready! Another Fitbit Challenge is coming soon. Stay tuned for details from HR and SAC!

UMW DAY OF ACTION
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.

FLSA CHANGES AND YOU
Look for information about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) changes. HR will be hosting open sessions to discuss the changes and answer your questions.

SAC MEETINGS
SAC’s next meeting is 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/

EXCELLENT EAGLE EMPLOYEE
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.

CONTACT THE SAC!
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.

STAFF ADVISORY COUNCIL NEWS

SAC FACULTY/STAFF MIXER, JUNE 29

Join SAC for a MIXER! Come out and spend time with co-workers, meet new people, put a face with a name, network, relax after orientation, and just have fun! SAC is hosting a faculty/staff mixer at Home Team Grill on Wednesday, June 29, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.   Enjoy Home Team’s happy hour pricing until 6 p.m. Make sure you’re there for the door prize giveaway.

FLSA CHANGES AND YOU
Look for information about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) changes. HR will be hosting open sessions to discuss the changes and answer your questions.

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
UMW’s SAC is coordinating with a local school again this year to provide needed school supplies. Collection boxes will be available soon!


EXCELLENT EAGLE EMPLOYEE
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.


CONTACT THE SAC!
Click here to submit comments, questions, suggestions, or issues to SAC. If you wish to remain anonymous, please put “Anonymous” for the name and leave out the email address. SAC’s next meeting is Thursday, July 21 at the Stafford campus. Meetings are open to any UMW faculty or staff member who’d like to attend.  For more information visit http://sac.umwblogs.org/

 

SAC Mixer and Other News

STAFF ADVISORY COUNCIL NEWS

SAC FACULTY/STAFF MIXER, JUNE 29
Join SAC for a MIXER! Come out and spend time with co-workers, meet new people, put a face with a name, network, relax after orientation, and just have fun! SAC is hosting a faculty/staff mixer at Home Team Grill on Wednesday, June 29, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.   Enjoy Home Team’s happy hour pricing until 6 p.m. Make sure you’re there for the door prize giveaway.

EXCELLENT EAGLE EMPLOYEE
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.


CONTACT THE SAC!
Click here to submit comments, questions, suggestions, or issues to SAC. If you wish to remain anonymous, please put “Anonymous” for the name and leave out the email address. SAC’s next meeting is Thursday, July 21, at the Stafford campus. Meetings are open to any UMW faculty or staff member who’d like to attend.  For more information visit http://sac.umwblogs.org/

Staff Advisory Council News

MYTIME UPGRADE
Don’t forget that MyTime will be down and unavailable beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3. It will be back up and available to you Monday, June 6, at 8 a.m. Visit the Finance website MyTime v8 – Time to Prepare for details and training information.

 

FISCAL YEAR END AND SYSTEM DOWNTIME
The University’s fiscal year end is June 30. UMW will experience various system downtime between June 28 and July 1. Visit the Finance website for downtime information and year end deadlines.

 

ORIENTATION
First Year Orientation sessions begin June 16. We’re expecting more than 900 students to attend orientation with their families and guests between June 16 and June 29. The Orientation Team is looking for volunteers to greet students and their families, and to provide directions and other assistance.

Sign up to help today using Sign Up Genius www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0B4EA5A72FA6F49-2016 For more Orientation information visit http://orientation.umw.edu/

 

*** SAC FACULTY/STAFF MIXER ***
Come out and spend time with co-workers, meet new people, put a face with a name, network, relax after Orientation, and just have fun! SAC is hosting a faculty/staff mixer at Home Team Grill on Wednesday, June 29, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. SAC will have door prizes and giveaways.

 

CONTACT THE SAC!
Click here to submit comments, questions, suggestions, or issues to SAC. If you wish to remain anonymous, please put “Anonymous” for the name and leave out the email address. SAC’s next meeting is Thursday, July 21, at the Stafford campus.  Meetings are open to any UMW faculty or staff member who’d like to attend.