January 25, 2020

SAC Collecting Supplies for Hugh Mercer Elementary

The Staff Advisory Council is collecting supplies to restock Hugh Mercer Elementary School in Fredericksburg City!

We are looking to collect:

  • No. 2 Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Washable Markers
  • Glue Sticks
  • Tissues
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • White Copy Paper
  • Expo Markers

Drop off for Supplies:  Lee Hall, Student Services Center 2nd Floor, Cashier and/or Student Account Windows

Running the collection: now through Jan 31st.

Staff Advisory Council News

Staff Advisory Council Kicks off a New Year!  It’s January 2018 and that means that SAC is ready for a new year of promoting collaboration and communication throughout the University.  The SAC is “an elected body of classified, wage, and administrative staff whose purpose is to promote collaboration and ensure open communication channels throughout all levels of the University. The council provides an avenue for employee input and feedback and a means of participating in the design, development, and implementation of University programs, projects, and services. It also strengthens employee awareness of critical issues and provides a valuable perspective for the University community and administration on matters of significant concern to wage, classified, and administrative staff.”  To learn more about the SAC and its members, please go to http://sac.umwblogs.org.   

Excellent Eagle Employee Program: Nominate your co-workers, supervisor or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award. It’s easy! Just complete the Excellent Eagle Employee nomination form on our website. Take some time to nominate someone today! Winners get reserved parking on campus for the month.

#1 F.A.N. (Fantastic Action Noticed) In addition to the Excellent Eagle program, you can also recognize a colleague using HR’s #1 F.A.N. program. Did you experience exceptional customer service or awesome collaboration? If so, nominate the person or people involved in that experience. Complete the #1 F.A.N. form on the HR website, and your colleague will be able to choose a UMW spirit item as a token of appreciation.

On-Site Retirement Advising with TIAA – Due to an overwhelming response, there will be two more days of onsite retirement advising with TIAA.  You can register for one of the sessions at www.TIAA.org/schedulenow for January 30 or February 1.  Please note slots fill fast.  Next visit will be in March and April.

On-Site 457 Deferred Compensation, Hybrid and DCP (ORPHE) – A specialist will be on campus several days in 2018 to provide one-on-one consultations to help employees gain awareness of benefits of the defined contribution plans.  For more information and to register, go to https://eagleeye.umw.edu/2018/01/22/on-site-457-deferred-comp-hybrid-and-dcp-orphe/

Parking Management Information – Be sure to review last week’s message from Parking Management.  To learn about Rave Guardian, permits, Eagle Landing parking, and more, go to https://eagleeye.umw.edu/2018/01/17/message-from-parking-management-4/

 

Staff Advisory Council News

FOOD DRIVE

SAC’s annual One Can Hope food drive begins Friday, Sept. 30. SAC will collect non-perishable food through Friday, Dec. 16.  Donations will benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. Donation collection boxes will be arriving in your office areas soon. If you’re interested in having a box in your area, please contact SAC Activities.

 

UMW’s 2nd ANNUAL ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION
Join the Office of Sustainability and President Paino in recognizing UMW as an Arbor Day Foundation Tree Campus USA® campus. The celebration takes place Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. in Ball Circle and includes a waste-reduced cookout. Plates and cups will not be provided. Remember to bring your own reusable water bottle.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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?

 

UPCOMING MEETING S.A.C.’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.

Community Engagement Forums: 2016 Faculty/Staff Engagement Assessment

Dear Colleagues:

In February, we conducted the UMW 2016 Faculty and Staff Engagement Assessment. The Results are now available for your review. Please plan to join  representatives from the Staff Advisory Council and the University Faculty Council at one of the Community Forums listed below to ensure that  your concerns are understood.  Where our most pressing needs are  well defined in the report, action planning has begun. For others, more discussion is needed.

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, 4 p.m. -5 p.m., Dodd Auditorium, Fredericksburg Campus or

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, 2 p.m. -3 p.m., University Hall, Stafford Campus

We ask that you take a few minutes prior to attending the forums to review the results and other resources.

Regards,

Faculty & Staff Engagement Assessment Committee

University Faculty Council

Staff Advisory Council

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.

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.

Larry Atkins Award Nominations are Open

Larry Atkins Award nominations will begin on Monday, Aug. 15, and will be available through close of business on Monday, Sept. 12. Three UMW employees, one from each staff classification (wage, classified, and administrative faculty) will be selected to receive the Annual S.A.C. Larry Atkins Award.  This annual award is given each year by the S.A.C. at the Fall Employee gathering.

Nominees are members of our community who you feel: lend a helping hand to their teammates, go above and beyond in each and every task while wearing a positive smile and set a positive example for the rest of UMW employees. An online form is available on the HR website http://www.umw.edu/in/staff-recognition/.

Your S.A.C. members appreciate all you do and especially that you are willing to help us recognize those of us who, we just couldn’t do it without them.

If you have questions please contact John Symonds at jsymonds@umw.edu or Pam Lowery at plowery@umw.edu

Staff Advisory Council

Staff Advisory Council news:

LARRY ATKINS AWARD
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 3 winners – 1 wage employee, 1 classified employee, and 1 administrative faculty employee.  Winners will be announced at the University’s awards ceremony in the fall.  Look for more information via email soon.

FITBIT CHALLENGE
The Summer Fitness Challenge continues through Aug. 20.  Human Resources and the Staff Advisory Council are promoting and encouraging UMW employees to participate, get fit, and have fun!

  • How? Keep track of all workouts from July 24 through Aug. 20.
  • Each week, submit your total number of workouts by completing the FitBit Challenge Form. A weekly water bottle prize will also be given. Final entries must be submitted by 8 a.m. on Aug. 24.

Click here to access a flyer to post and get your area involved.

SAC SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
The UMW Staff Advisory Council 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. 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 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18, in Lee Hall, Room 412. Sabrina Johnson is our guest speaker.  Meetings are open to anyone who’d like to attend.

STAFF ADVISORY COUNCIL NEWS

STAFF ADVISORY COUNCIL NEWS

 

EXCELLENT EAGLE EMPLOYEE
Congratulations to Anika Wilson! Anika is SAC’s Excellent Eagle Employee for the month of August. Below is what Rick Pearce had to say about Anika.

Among her many duties is handling insurance requests and claims. Her tenacity and skill at preparing and negotiating payments from the state’s self-insurance fund for damages to university property has exceeded $150,000 over the past 1.5 years. These claims are complex and involve a tremendous amount of research and specialized compilation. The agents she deals with at the Division of Risk Management who handle claims are very tough reviewers and negotiators. Anika has willingly stepped into this role and taken the initiative to learn the “ropes” on her own and develop a strong skill set!

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.

NEWSLETTER

The Staff Advisory Council Newsletter should have hit your inbox yesterday. Check it out for all of the latest Staff Advisory news and information!

FITBIT CHALLENGE

Human Resources and the Staff Advisory Council are promoting and encouraging a Summer Fitness Challenge to UMW Employees from July 24 through Aug. 20.

  • How? Keep track of all workouts from July 24 through Aug. 20.
  • Each week, submit your total number of workouts by completing the FitBit Challenge Form. A weekly water bottle prize will also be given. Final entries must be submitted by 8 a.m. on Aug. 24.

Click here to access a flyer to post and get your area involved.

 

SAC SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

The UMW Staff Advisory Council is partnering with the Spotsylvania County School District and the Courthouse Academy 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.

For access to a flyer for drop box locations to post in your area to raise awareness and to get colleagues involved, visit:

http://files.umwblogs.org/sites/4570/2016/07/27112340/School-Supply-Drive-20162.pdf

UPCOMING MEETING

SAC’s next meeting is Thursday, Aug. 18, in Lee Hall, Room 412 at 1 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone who’d like to attend.