Rescheduled Meeting

Posted on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 by staffAdmin under Featured News, General Staff Senate News.
Due to the anticipated effects of Hurricane Florence, the University announced that UNC Greensboro will cancel all classes and all other university activities from Wednesday, Sept. 12 at noon through Sunday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. 
The General Body Staff Senate Meeting has been rescheduled for next Thursday, Sept 20th at 10AM-Noon.
 
Stay Safe UNCG Family 
Staff Senate 
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Staff Senate Updates

Posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 by staffAdmin under Featured News.

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

  • Volunteers for NC Folk Festival
  • Janet B. Royster Memorial Staff Scholarship
  • General Education Proposals
  • Flu Shots
  • Global Student Welcome Reception
  • Staff Star

 N.C. Folk Festival

Three Days Left Until the Inaugural N.C. Folk Festival Takes Over Downtown Greensboro! Assistance needed along Spartan Way includes: setting up and breaking down, checking in/out volunteers, preparing items for student ambassadors on SWAG patrol, and greeting visitors to our UNC Greensboro activity stations!  The NC Folk Festival is September 7-9 in downtown Greensboro. You can pick one day or multiple days to volunteer using the link below. An email will be sent to you prior to the event with further details. Volunteers are still needed for the 8th and 9th. And get a free commemorative t-shirt as a thank you for your time.

Employees, Alumni, Friends Sign-up here — http://bit.ly/NCFF-UNCG


General Education Curriculum

There are 4 new General Education Proposals for updates to our General Education Curriculum. Members of the Gen Ed Task Force will be presenting at the Full Staff Senate meeting on 9/13. Please share/review the proposals with yor departments. Be prepared to discuss and ask questions about the proposals.

 


FLU Shot Clinics

Mark your calendars for our upcoming flu shot clinics.

October 1st from 9:00 to 4:00, EUC

October 2nd from 9:00 to 4:00, EUC

October 10th from 9:00 to 4:00, Campus Supply Training Room


Applications for Janet B. Royster (JBR) Memorial Staff Scholarship

On Friday, August 31, 2018 the UNC System Staff Assembly will begin accepting applications for the Janet B. Royster (JBR) Memorial Staff Scholarship. The deadline is Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

The Janet B. Royster (JBR) Memorial Staff Scholarship Fund was created in August of 2011 by the UNC System Staff Assembly in memory of UNC-TV employee Janet B. Royster. Janet represented UNC-TV on the General Administration Staff Forum and was subsequently elected to the UNC Staff Assembly. She served as its first Parliamentarian until her untimely death in June 2011. This scholarship promotes staff development for permanent, full-time, non-faculty employees, as well as recognizes and honors Janet’s leadership and dedication to all UNC employees.

The JBR Memorial Staff Scholarship provides an annual award, based on the availability of funds. Scholarships provide assistance towards earning a degree or other professional certification and development. The maximum award amount per academic year is $1,000. Awards are not automatically renewable. Recipients are selected by a Selection Committee. Some of the following factors will be considered by the committee in making selections:

  • The educational goals of the applicant
  • The financial needs of the applicant
  • The commitment of the applicant to their UNC System employer institution
  • The relationship of the educational program to the applicant’s job

In addition to the application, you will also need two letters of recommendation, a copy of your UNC System employee identification card, and a copy of your résumé or CV. You may also include information about the course or training which you are seeking.

Visit the Janet B Royster Scholarship website for more information.

About the Staff Assembly

The UNC System Staff Assembly is the elected body of representatives of the staff of the seventeen campuses of the University of North Carolina, System Office, and affiliates. Delegates from each campus Staff Council, Forum, or Senate represent their individual university on the Staff Assembly.


Global Student Welcome Reception

The GO Center would like to invite you and your friends to our Global Student Welcome Reception on Thursday, September 6th at 5.30-7.30 PM. This event is an opportunity for those in the local area with international backgrounds or interests in global business and issues to connect. Students from local schools and representatives from business will be attending and this is a great chance to network and meet new people.

More information about the event and registration can be found here: http://www.go-center.org/global-student-welcome-reception

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact Fani Pramuditya. Also, please feel free to share with the staff, students and anyone who this may be of interest to.

Fani Pramuditya

Mobile Number: 619-514-9573

E-Mail Address: f_pramud@uncg.edu


Ready to make someone a STAR?

It is easy to recognize a staff members good deeds.

Staff Star Recommendation Page

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New Out of the Garden

Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 by staffAdmin under Featured News.

Dates have been added to the Out of the Garden Project through May. You can sign up with Signup Genius for a day that works best for your schedule.

SIGN UP!

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July Staff Rewind

Posted on Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 by staffAdmin under Featured News, 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!
GOOD NEWS…ALL VOLUNTEER SLOTS ARE FULL. Great job!
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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June Staff Senate Rewind

Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 by staffAdmin under Featured News, General Staff Senate News.

Our Year End Wrap-up Presentation

(Staff Senate – Annual Report 2017-2018) can be found on the Staff Senate website under the Meetings/Minutes section.

Voting

Is currently underway for Co-Chairs-Elect and to fill an opening for Co-Chair. All current senators may vote. Please try to do so before the end of the week.

State Legislator News

As reported, State legislators have passed the state budget. The 2% increase does not include university employees. The budget has a total of $20 Million for salary increases to be distributed for UNC System employees. More information is needed before we learn how this will be allocated.
Five bonus days were also awarded to employees. If you use the bonus days during the year and have more than 240 hours in your vacation leave balance on December 31st, the amount of vacation leave converted to sick leave will be reduced by the number of bonus days you used.

Staff Senate Scholarship

Congratulations to Ricquita Dillard and Candace Williams, recipients of the Staff Senate Scholarships.

Upcoming Volunteer Service Opportunities

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!
June 22, 2018 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Jones Elementary on South Street
July 17, 2018 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Mustard Seed Health Clinic on English St.

Moss Street Partnership School

We have the opportunity to help at the new Moss Street Partnership School. Start planning now. More information regarding times/signing up to come.
July 19, 2018
Reidsville, NC
Things to do: cleaning, moving things, setting up classrooms, creating bulletin boards, basically anything to help the school get up & running. Multiple shifts available

Guest Speakers

If you have any ideas for guest speakers at a full Staff Senate Meetings, please let me know.

Thank You

Once again I would like to thank the senators that are rolling off and welcome the new senators joining us.

Next Meeting

Our Next Meeting: LOCATION CHANGE!
7/12/2018, Thursday, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, in the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness, Meeting Room 209. (To the left and down the as you enter the center.)
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Rock The Vote

Posted on Thursday, May 31st, 2018 by staffAdmin under Featured News.

Habitat Greensboro is sponsoring an event called “Rock the Block” coming up  Saturday, June 16th.  They are going to Fox Trail, one of the older Habitat neighborhoods to do some spring cleaning. They will be pressure washing, spreading mulch, cleaning gutters, replacing mailboxes, and helping with general neighborhood cleanup.. They need about 75 volunteers for this event, and it is scheduled for 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. They will have games and other fun things for the neighborhood kids to do, and they need assistance with all of it. This is family oriented event, and the lower age limit is 14 if attending with a parent. If you think you may be interested, you can sign up here.

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Service Opportunity: Tornado Relief

Posted on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 by staffAdmin under Featured News, General Staff Senate News, Service.
HHS is collecting items for community members impacted by the tornado Sunday evening. If you are able, please consider donating items to assist the emergency shelters with housing those that have been displaced. Also, we are taking in school supplies to help the children who have been relocated in order to finish the school year.
Donations will be taken to emergency shelters like Glenwood Recreation Center, and Interactive Resource Center. School items will be donated to the schools that are helping with displaced students.
Donation bins will be located in the following areas until Friday 4/20:
Stone Building – outside of Edward’s Lounge
Coleman Building – 3rd floor entrance near Fleming Gym concessions.

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More Than Meets the Eye

Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 by staffAdmin under Professional and Personal Development.

Looking is just the first step to seeing. Inspired by the book, “On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes” by Alexandra Horowitz and WAM’s “Art of Seeing” Program, Curator of Education Ann Grimaldi leads visitors on an interactive tour about building visual awareness. Guided discussions in the galleries along with a simple sketching activity and small reception following the tour are included. This event is free and open to all UNCG employees Space is limited. Snacks are provided.

Registration Required.

Please register at the UNCG Workshops & Events website: http://workshops.uncg.edu MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 3:30PM—4:30PM Weatherspoon Art Museum

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Staff Senate Scholarship 2018-2019

Posted on Monday, March 5th, 2018 by staffAdmin under Featured News, General Staff Senate News.

The 2018-2019 Staff Senate Scholarship application is available now!

To be eligible for this award, the applicant must:

  1. Have a completed FAFSA on file with the UNCG Office of Financial Aid by October 1, 2017.
  2. Be a resident of the State of North Carolina.
  3. Be a permanent full-time UNCG Staff Member with at least 5 years of service in the North Carolina State System OR dependent, spouse, or domestic partner of an eligible employee.
  4. Be enrolled in a degree seeking program at UNCG (Visions, Visiting, Auditing and some certificate programs are not eligible as they are not degree seeking programs).
  5. Remain a permanent employee of UNCG (dependent, spouse, or domestic partner of an eligible employee) during the time period for which the scholarship is awarded.
  6. Meet eligibility requirements as set forth in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Financial Aid Eligibility.
  7. Be aware that the following may be taken into consideration during the review process:
    1. Eligibility of Employee as determined by HRS or EPA‐HR Financial Need as determined by Financial Aid with FAFSA
    2. Academic Standing of applicant
    3. Disciplinary record of Employee
    4. Application
    5. Essay (see last page of application)

Deadline and Notification:

Applications are due to Megan Delph or Nor Orthman, Staff Senate PPD Committee Co-Chairs, no later than 11:59 PM on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. These may be completed using our online submission form through the Staff Senate website.

The scholarship recipient will be notified in writing by the UNCG Staff Senate Professional and Personal Development Committee no later than June 15, 2018. Funds will be distributed through the University via The Office of Financial Aid and are subject to policies set forth through the Office of Financial Aid.

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Spring Break Workshop

Posted on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 by staffAdmin under Featured News, Professional and Personal Development.

Date: Wednesday March 7, 2018

Workshop title: Find Your WHY: Define what’s next…

Presenter: Bill Johnson, Dream Dean

Venue: Stone 219–Edwards Lounge

Time: 8:30AM-4;30PM

Cost:  Free for those who register at workshops.uncg.edu

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