July Staff Rewind

Posted on Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 by staffAdmin under General Staff Senate News.

UNC System Staff Assembly

Is seeking nominations for the 2018 Erskine B. Bowles Staff Service Award. Nominees may come from any of the system agencies or affiliated groups. More information regarding the award, Selection Criteria, Nomination Process and required items can be found on the E B Bowles Service Award flier attached.
The deadline for nominees is July 31, 2018.

Three Upcoming Volunteer Service Opportunities

1) Please sign up to volunteer with “Out of the Garden Project” to help with the Fresh Mobile Markets – Food Drops! This is an incredible opportunity for our UNCG staff to engage with the community and see what OOTGP is all about. And use the 24 hours of community service you are allotted as a SHRA or EHRA employee of UNCG!
2) We have the opportunity to help at the new Moss Street Partnership School. Things to do for every level of ability and creativity including cleaning, moving things, setting up classrooms, creating bulletin boards, basically anything to help the school get up & running. Multiple shifts available. Transportation will be provided. For more information, contact Amber Wall (aswall@uncg.edu)
July 19, 2018
Reidsville, NC
Buses will pick up at Stirling Street near the EUC and at Moss Street School at the following times.
EUC/Stirling 8:15 am and 12:30 pm
Moss Street 11:30 am and 4:00 pm

3) Volunteers are needed for Move-In Days in August. Start planning now. Volunteers will receive a safety briefing at the beginning of their shift. During that  briefing, Ben Kunka will distribute gloves, t-shirts, meal passes, box cutters, and bottled water to the volunteers. Volunteers will be able to keep the gloves and t-shirts, along with the meal pass for that day as a token of our thanks. For more information about volunteering, please contact Ben Kunka  (bakunka@uncg.edu) and for more information.

Update on Budget Initiatives 

Victoria Benson and Andrew Cagle  reiterated that we still don’t know anything for certain. We expect to have guidance about the first of August regarding the base salary increases to $31,200, five bonus days and pay increases. More to come. Any increases will be retroactive to July 1st.  Whether or not the five bonus days have to be used immediately still need to be clarified.

Resolution the Staff Senate will be voting on next month:

Sustainability resolution:

The Staff Senate Resolution to Revise the Policy Manual of the University of North Carolina Greensboro Investment Fund, Inc.

WHEREAS, sustainability is a core value of the University of North Carolina Greensboro

WHEREAS, the University of North Carolina Greensboro and its affiliated entities collectively invest their endowment funds through the established University of North Carolina Greensboro Investment Fund, Inc.

WHEREAS, the University of North Carolina Greensboro Investment Fund, Inc. Policy Manual describes investment policies for the Fund but does not include sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing, defined by the US Forum for Sustainable Investment as an investment discipline that considers environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive social impact

BE IT RESOLVED, the Staff Senate recommends that the University change its investment policy (the Policy Manual) to include SRI and ESG criteria in its investment policies consistent with the core values and sustainability principles of UNCG

AND that the University report to the Sustainability Council any and all changes made to the University of North Carolina Greensboro Investment Fund, Inc. investment policy to address SRI and ESG investment strategies.

Following are the sustainability resource links John Gale provided:

SRI explained

Any other questions, just ask John Gale (john_gale@uncg.edu)

How to join the voluntary shared leave mailing list

If someone you know wants to receive future Voluntary Shared Leave requests from the Staff Senate, please let them know they can join our Staff Cares mailing list by doing the following:
Send an email to STAFFCARES-L+subscribe@uncg.edu.  You can leave the message blank (or not).
You will then receive a confirmation email message. * Push the “join this group*”  button.
As soon as you are confirmed, you are a member and will receive future announcements.  This will be a low volume mailing list that will not be used for any other purpose.


How to join the Staff senate book club.

Send an email to staff-senate-book-club-l@uncg.edu

You can leave the message blank (or not). You will then receive a confirmation email message. * Push the “join this group*”  button.

As soon as you are confirmed, you are a member and can send and receive email.

Campus Wide Committee List

Campus-wide list of committees and who serves on them.

Please review the list. If you or a fellow staff member serve on any of these committees, please let Stephen Hale know.

 As a reminder to all Senators

Parliamentary Procedures 

Parliamentary Procedure Diagram

Motions Chart 

Please sign up for you committee choices.
We are looking for Co-Chairs for the following committees. If interested please reach out to the current Co-Chairs.
Information Resources Committee – Kisha Carmichael-Motley klcarmic@uncg.edu
Professional & Personal Development Committee – Megan Cayton mcdelph@uncg.edu
Service Committee – Britt Flanagan bsflanag@uncg.edu
Staff Recognition Committee – Todd Beck todd_beck@uncg.edu
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