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  Staffline: A Publication of the Staff Council March 1, 2017
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A Note from President Tom Sullivan

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Mid-semester greetings to all! As the light returns in these late-winter days, it feels as though spring break is just around the corner. In that week when campus quiets down and many of us return to strategic projects or wider-lens planning, I hope you’ll take the time to join colleagues from across campus in one or more of the many excellent enrichment opportunities offered through edu@uvm.

This signature three-day learning event, focused specifically on staff development, offers more than 40 seminars aimed at investing in your work and your life. From personal wellness to professional skill building, from seminars exploring critical issues of the day to planning for retirement and life beyond UVM, edu@uvm offers learning opportunities across a broad spectrum of applicable and relevant subjects. Continue reading...


Upcoming Staff Council Meeting
Staff Council's next meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 12:05-1:30pm in Davis Center's Livak Ballroom. The agenda is available here.

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Information from Staff Council:

You're Invited to the Staff Women's Forum: April 11, 2017

photo description Staff Council Leadership is delighted to announce the first Staff Women's Forum! On April 11th, join us in the Silver Maple Ballroom for breakfast and a morning of professional development, networking, wellness, and an opportunity to let us know about any challenges you've faced.

The Staff Women's Forum will take place from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. This event is open to all female-identified UVM staff members.

RSVP is required! Please fill out the registration form here. Full programming will be available shortly.

Let us know if you have questions or would like additional information.

New Performance Review Process: Additional Classes Added

photo descriptionStaff Council received some feedback that staff members were having difficulty registering for classes about the new performance review process and system, as classes were limited and filled quickly.

Professional Development and Training has worked with HRS to offer three additional sessions of PeopleAdmin: Performance Module Basics (PPA003):

  • Thursday, March 9th, 9:00am – 10:00am
  • Wednesday, April 12th, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Tuesday, April 18th, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

If you're interested in attending, register for one of these sections through PeopleSoft > Self Service > Learning and Development > Request Training Enrollment.

Staff Council's 2nd Annual Open Skate Night - March 24th, 2017

photo descriptionWe're hosting another Open Skate Night at the Gutterson Rink for the UVM community, family, and friends. Staff, faculty, students, and your guests are all welcome!

Skate Night will take place Friday, March 24th from 6-8pm. Note that this is a BYOS (Bring Your Own Skates) event. Staff Council will provide the ice, some music, some snacks, and the opportunity to skate with your colleagues, friends and family.

Discount Ticket Sales EXTENDED! Lyric Theater Company Presents "9 to 5: The Musical" at the Flynn: April 8, 2017

photo description Lyric Theatre Company is presenting "9 to 5: The Musical" this spring, and they are making discounted tickets available for University of Vermont employees and their guests. In addition, the Staff Council Social Committee is sponsoring your ticket purchases, so you'll receive a total of $5 off per ticket!

The discount performance is the April 8th matinee (2:00 PM). Ticket price is $26.00 for seats in Section B (regular price $31.00).

To receive this discount, you must pre-order your tickets at the Staff Council Office using this form. Please submit your form, as well as cash or a check, to Waterman 313. The ticket sales deadline has been extended to March 10th. Your tickets will be available at the Flynn box office on April 8th.

edu@uvm Registration Closes March 7th

photo descriptionYou've still got a few days to register for edu@uvm, a three-day signature learning event focused on staff development. As President Sullivan mentioned above, this annual event brings colleagues together from across campus to share knowledge, cultivate skills and master the intricacies of UVM. More than 30 workshops are offered that aim to positively impact the work life of UVM employees through the three edu@uvm objectives: educate, develop, understand.

This year there are diverse offerings from how to manage stress to how to improve your skills with Microsoft Excel (and everything in between). Registration closes on March 7th, so if you're interested in participating,  click here.


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