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  Staffline: A Publication of the Staff Council january 4, 2016
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A Note from President Sullivan

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Greetings, and welcome to the new year. I hope each of you had a restful and pleasurable holiday break. I know it was well deserved!

We have some great opportunities to look forward to this semester, beginning with our Martin Luther King Celebration, Education, and Learning Events. A full two weeks of programs are planned across campus, culminating in the keynote presentation on January 24th by civil rights activist Sheyann Webb-Christburg.

Born in Selma, Alabama, Ms. Webb-Christburg was eight years old when she first became inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The determined young girl would sneak out of her house at night to attend mass meetings at the Brown Chapel AME Church, starting point for the Selma to Montgomery marches, and help lead the congregation in singing freedom songs. Dr. King nicknamed her “the smallest freedom fighter.” Ms. Webb-Christburg was the youngest participant in the infamous 1965 “Bloody Sunday” civil rights march, and she has been keeping the flame and the fight alive ever since. Ms. Webb-Christburg is co-author of the book Selma Lord Selma, the inspiration for the Disney movie of the same title.

This is a free, ticketed event. Tickets will be available to the UVM community starting Tuesday, January 17th. Continue reading...


Upcoming Staff Council Meeting
Staff Council's next meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 7, 2016, 12:05-1:30pm in Davis Center's Livak Ballroom. The agenda will be available on Staff Council's website a week prior to the meeting.

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Information from Staff Council:

Compensation, Benefit & Budget Committee's FY18 Salary Recommendations

photo descriptionIn December, the Compensation, Benefits and Budget Committee submitted their salary recommendations to university administrators. These recommendations were developed with the help of over 500 individual comments the office received regarding the salary process last spring - thank you to those of you who made your voices heard.

The FY18 salary recommendation is intended to open a conversation, not to be a final decision. As such, the CBB Committee voted to submit two separate recommendations for consideration: one which includes a merit component, and one which does not. Further meetings about the FY18 compensation structure are currently in progress, and the Staff Council Office will continue to update UVM staff on the progress of this conversation. If you have thoughts on the compensation process in FY18, we invite you to share them with us or visit the CBB Committee's next meeting on Thursday, January 12th, in Waterman 427A.

Click here to read the CBB Committee's full recommendations.

Staff Council Social Committee's Double Discounted Hockey Tickets Are SOLD OUT!

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Thanks to all those who purchased discounted tickets! They are now sold out.

As a reminder, your tickets will be available at for pickup at 'Will Call' at the Gutterson Ticket Booth an hour before the game under the purchasing staff member's name. Please contact the Staff Council Office if you have any questions about your ticket order.

UVM's New Interfaith Center Is Open!

photo descriptionNeed a place for reflection, spiritual practice, conversation, learning, or simply community? Rev. Laura Engelken, UVM's Interfaith Coordinator, warmly welcomes you to visit the Interfaith Center Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Laura is here to support the needs of everyone on campus - staff, students and faculty. Please be aware that the Interfaith Center's CATcard reader is located on the door handle of the east (parking lot side) entrance. It requires the most recent "touch" version of the CATcard and does not accept "swipes." If you don't yet have the updated card, be sure to visit CATcard Services in the basement of Billings for your new card.

Please contact Rev. Laura C. Engelken, Interfaith Coordinator, with any questions or concerns or check out the Interfaith Center online.


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