July 20 Retreat (Staff Council Reps only) at the Wildflower Center

Annual retreat and planning meeting for Staff Council Representatives. This meeting will not be webcast and is for Representatives only.

Agenda:

  • Networking/getting to know each other
  • Brainstorm committee ideas and projects
  • Project management basics
  • Leading without Authority basics
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June 15 meeting

June 15 meeting in Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302) from 2-3:30 pm.

Planned agenda:

  • Introduction of 2017-2018 Chair and Vice Chair
  • Officer elections: Recording Secretary and Parliamentarian
  • Guest speaker: Bryan Hill
  • Relevant Texas legislation updates
  • Updates from Executive Leadership meetings
  • Volunteer solicitations
  • Discuss July 20 retreat
  • New business
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A new year and new challenges

As your new Staff Council Chairperson, I look forward to getting to know all of the representatives at our July 20 retreat. A link to the list of current UTSC Representatives can be found on our website.

At our retreat we will brainstorm projects we would like to accomplish this year. In the past, some of our accomplishments include proving Lynda.com would be a valuable resource to our campus, helping establish the Wellness Coordinator and the Staff Ombuds positions, developing the Professional Development Grant Program, and partnering with many campus organizations to help bring you benefits like the Farm-to-Work program, the Employee Emergency Fund, and access to showers and locker room facilities for commuters. I look forward to more exciting projects like these this year!

One of the things I have found in talking with people around campus is that many don’t know who we are or what we do. So one of my goals this year is to help fix that. I plan to work closely with the Communications and Engagement committees to figure out ways we can better market ourselves. What a shame that our mission is to help staff at UT Austin and so many aren’t even aware that we exist.

I know that one of our challenges this year will be the budget. As with the past several years, our budget has been tight and -although the legislature was kinder to us than we thought they would be- I expect this year to be no different. We might be past the point of “doing more with less,” as we’ve been doing that for far too long. We may need to start thinking differently about solutions and I welcome your thoughts and ideas of what those solutions might be.

I am excited about the coming year and know it is full of promise! I welcome your feedback and hope to see you at one of our upcoming meetings. Our next general meeting is June 15, from 2-3:30 in Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302).

Jaime K Davis
2017-2018 UT Staff Council Chair
chair@utsc.utexas.edu

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New Rep Orientation #2

Orientation for newly elected representatives on Staff Council. It will be held in the NOA computer lab, room 3.212. The room is also known by the name “Rio Grande”.

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New Rep Orientation #1

Orientation for newly elected representatives on Staff Council. It will be held in the NOA computer lab, room 3.212. The room is also known by the name “Rio Grande”.

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May 18 Meeting with President Fenves

The May meeting traditionally involves committee reports to the president. Come prepared to listen to updates on what our committees have accomplished this year!

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April 20 meeting

April 20 general meeting in POB 2.302 (Avaya Auditorium) from 2-3:30 PM

(Note, the room location has changed since the original calendar appointment was created)

Agenda:

  • Chair Report
  • Guest Speakers:
    • Susan Harnden, Employee Assistance Program — flexible work arrangements
    • Kimberly Sullivan, Dispute Resolution Office — how to have a difficult conversation with your supervisor
    • Noel Landuyt, Institute for Organizational Excellence — Employee Engagement Survey
  • Unfinished Business
  • New Business
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March 23 meeting

March 23 general meeting in POB 2.302 (Avaya Auditorium) from 2-3:30.

 

Agenda

Updates from:

  • Health and Wellness Committee
  • Sustainability Committee
  • Linda Millstone on the Consensual Relations policy
  • Roxanne King on Clery Act responsibilities

 

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February 16 meeting

February general meeting in POB 2.302 (Avaya Auditorium) from 2-3:30

Meeting Agenda:

  • Introductions/Chair Report
  • Guest Speaker: Darrell Bazzell, CFO
  • Nominations and Elections for 2017-2018 Chair and Vice Chair positions
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January 19 meeting

January general meeting in POB 2.302 (Avaya Auditorium) from 2-3:30

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