October 26, 2020

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.

Staff Advisory Council News

STAFF ADVISORY COUNCIL NEWS

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
UMW’s SAC has coordinated with Spotsylvania County Schools and their Stuff the Bus School Supplies Drive this year. We will be collecting school supplies on campus from now through mid-August. Not sure which school supplies to donate? Spotsylvania Schools Supply Lists are on the web. Please fill the donation boxes in your area. Your donations are appreciated!

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 three winners – one wage employee, one classified employee, and one 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 RETURNS
Get your walking shoes and workout gear ready! Another FitBit Challenge is coming your way!

The FitBit Challenge begins Sunday, July 24, and ends Saturday, Aug. 20. Walk, run, swim, bike or participate in whatever exercise you like. Each week you need to submit the number of times you work out to be eligible for the weekly prize. Employees who submit their workouts by 8 a.m. Aug. 22 will be eligible for the grand prize. For more information visit the HR website.


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
More information about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) changes are coming your way soon. HR will be hosting open sessions to discuss the changes and answer your questions.


SAC MEETINGS
SAC’s next meeting is TODAY, 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.

SAC News

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
UMW’s SAC is coordinating with a local school again this year to provide needed school supplies.   Please fill the donation boxes in your area! Your donations are appreciated!


FIT BIT CHALLENGE RETURNS
Get your walking shoes and workout gear ready! Another FitBit Challenge is coming your way!

The FitBit Challenge begins Sunday, July 24, and ends Saturday, Aug. 20. Walk, run, swim, bike or participate in whatever exercise you like. Each week you need to submit the number of times you work out to be eligible for the weekly prize. Employees who submit their workouts by 8 a.m. Aug. 22 will be eligible for the grand prize. For more information visit the HR website.


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.

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

STAFF ADVISORY COUNCIL NEWS

EXCELLENT EAGLE EMPLOYEE
Congratulations to Kate Wheeler, SAC’s Excellent Eagle Employee for the month of July.  Kate was nominated by Mary Beth Conrad.  Here’s what Mary Beth had to say about Kate.

Kate is the Director of Advancement Services and in that role she is the key person responsible for all donations received by the University.  Kate is an amazing wealth of knowledge and is always willing to share that knowledge and experience with newer employees, such as myself.  Kate is the “go to “ person for anyone in University Advancement, Athletics, Theatre, etc. when it comes to assisting staff and donors with donations.

Donations is a very complicated job and requires skill, experience and knowledge to get it done.  Kate has it all!  She is a “cross your t’s and dot your “i’s” kind of person, and when it comes to donations that is an excellent skill to have.  It takes a team to get donations to the bank, starting with the mail all the way through entering the donations in the system.  Kate can do it all!

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.

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!  Get ready!


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/

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/