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  Staffline: A Publication of the Staff Council AUGUST 1, 2016
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A Note from Staff Council President Karmen Swim

photo descriptionI hope this letter finds you all enjoying this beautiful Vermont summer. As I write this first letter to the staff as your Staff Council President, I find myself pausing to reflect and recognize all the great achievements that Staff Council has accomplished over the last 45 years – Working for you - Taking Action - Getting Results. Continue reading . . .


Upcoming Staff Council Meeting
Staff Council's first meeting of the 2016-2017 session will take place on Tuesday, August 2nd, 12:05-1:30 in 338 Waterman, Memorial Lounge. Click here for a copy of the agenda.

We are currently recruiting new members for our four standing committees - please contact the office if you're interested in joining the Compensation, Benefits & Budget; Personal & Professional Development; Outreach; or Social committees!

Remember, if you print any of the information found in the Staffline, please choose the double sided or multiple page option on your printer to reduce paper usage.

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Information from Staff Council:

Staff Council Award Winners, 2016

photo descriptionAt the Staff Council Luncheon in June, Anita Lavoie was awarded "The Rock" for overall exceptional service - the second year in a row she's won. Mary Dunne won the Yearling Award for all of her accomplishments in the first year of her Staff Council term. Lastly, Holly Pedrini took home the Leaf Award for going above and beyond for Staff Council during the 2015-2016 academic year.

New Staff Council Representatives

photo descriptionStaff Council is pleased to welcome additional new representatives who've joined us over the summer - we're saying hello to Laura Clayton, Michael O'Sullivan and Nancy Bercaw from the College of Medicine, Stephanie Loscalzo from the Grossman School of Business, and Monica Devino from ETS. Check out the full roster of Council Representatives here! (We still have a few vacancies in CEMS, HRDMA and the Division of Student Affairs - let us know if you're interested. )


Information from HRDMA:

Staff Pay Equity Study Results Online

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As you may know, this spring HRDMA concluded the staff pay equity study led by statistical consultant Dr. Murray Clayton of the University of Wisconsin. The staff pay equity study report and supplemental materials are now available online at http://www.uvm.edu/~salstfeq/. Here you can view the report, an executive summary, a video presentation of methodology, FAQs, and a PowerPoint presentation of the supplemental review within job classification titles.

Sign Up for the Supervisory Learning Series!

photo descriptionProfessional Development and Training is currently accepting applications for another session of the Supervisory Learning Series, a multi-part course aimed at ongoing development of essential knowledge and skills for first-line supervisors. The program is based on proven supervisory methods that can be applied immediately, and is designed to increase insight, recognize accomplishments and align supervisory skills with your department's goals. The Supervisory Learning Series is a great opportunity for both new and experienced supervisors to develop advanced supervisory skills that can benefit your whole team. Register at Professional Development & Training's webpage before August 15th, 2016!


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