University of Vermont

STAFF COUNCIL - Serving as a voice and advocate for all staff at UVM since 1971

An Invitation from Staff Council President Renee Berteau

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It is a pleasure to serve as Staff Council President for a governance body that is the voice of over 1800 staff members* at the University of Vermont. Our organization is composed of elected staff representatives in each unit/division throughout UVM. We work diligently to bring attention to the needs and concerns of staff by listening and responding to ideas and opinions in order to convey the staff perspective to the University administration. Our goal is to ensure that the voice of staff plays an integral role in decision making processes around the direction and outcomes of UVM's actions, initiatives, and policy.

As Staff Council President, there are several University leadership meetings I participate in for the purpose of providing staff perspectives on University actions, initiatives, and policy. I invite you to review the following list of meetings and to consider sharing your questions or thoughts with me, so that I may share your concerns with members of administration. Also provided is the schedule of each meeting and a submission schedule for your questions or comments. Click here for the Staff Council Officers' Report for a monthly summary of these meetings.

Staff Council Officers' Report

The Staff Council Officers' Report provides a monthly summary of all the meetings that the Staff Council President, Vice President, or designee attends on behalf of the Staff Council. You can find a complete listing of all these reports here.

Staff Council Leadership Meetings with the University President - Schedule (.pdf)

The Staff Council President (along with the Staff Council Vice President and Council Administrator) meets monthly with UVM's President and/or the Vice President for Executive Operations to discuss Council business and staff related issues.

The Staff Council Officers' Report provides a monthly summary of all the meetings that the Staff Council President, Vice President, or designee attends on behalf of the Staff Council. You can find a complete listing of all these reports here.

Human Resource Services Quarterly Meetings with Staff Council Leadership - Schedule (.pdf)

The Staff Council President (along with the Staff Council Vice President and Council Administrator) meets quarterly with UVM's Associate Vice President for Human Resource Services to discuss Council business and staff related issues.

President's Advisory Council - Schedule (.pdf)

The purpose of the President's Advisory Council is to provide substantive advice and counsel on major university-wide strategies as the University establishes a course to advance the University. Members of the Council include faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The President's Council was formerly known as the President's Campus Leadership Forum under previous administrations.

UVM Board of Trustees

The Staff Council President serves as a staff representative, is able to ask questions, but has no voting rights.

The Council President provides a written Staff Council Report in advance of this meeting, and a brief update at the meeting. The Board meets three times a year. Click here to view current and past Staff Council Reports to UVM's Board of Trustees.

The Honorary Degree Advisory Committee identifies those candidates who best meet the established criteria and places those recommendations before the UVM Board of Trustees at their May meeting. It is the University President’s authority to select the Commencement speaker, in consultation with the Advisory Committee. The Staff Council President is a voting member.

Honorary Degree and Commencement speaker nominations may be submitted online at here.

Other campus leadership responsibilities of the Staff Council President include:

The Staff Council President is a member of the platform party for the annual Convocation event, but does not make any official statements. This event generally occurs in late August.

The Staff Council President gives a 2-3 minute speech at the May Commencement Ceremonies.

 

If you have questions or concerns you want me to bring forward at one of the University leadership meetings listed above, please email them to me at Staff.Council@uvm.edu. If you have a larger topic or issues of concern for UVM staff members, please use Staff Connect to share your questions, thoughts, and ideas. All names and departmental information are kept confidential. You may also attend a monthly Staff Council meeting where we hold a 10 minute public comment session for staff members to bring forth issues, concerns, ideas, and suggestions.

I hope you’ll consider getting involved with Staff Council so we can get to know you. If you are interested in participating on the Staff Council, please visit our Get Involved page or contact the Staff Council Office at (802) 656-4493 or Staff.Council@uvm.edu.

Renee Berteau, Staff Council President
University of Vermont
Staff Council Office
85 South Prospect Street
313 Waterman
Burlington, Vermont 05405
(802) 656-3753
Renee.Berteau@uvm.edu

 

*Although the Staff Council serves as the voice and advocate for all staff, it does not have the same function as Collective Bargaining Units to which some members of the UVM staff belong. Those staff  who belong to UE Local 267are not permitted to participate in Staff Council  at the request of  their union. Staff Council represents the .

 



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