Current News & Activities
Thank you to the staff members who have attended the recent roundtable discussions hosted by the Staff Senate. I hope that you’ve found them a helpful forum for discussion on pertinent issues such as the University’s COVID-19 response, fall planning, and more.
At a roundtable hosted yesterday, a question was posed about a staff response to issues of racism, diversity, and inclusion. I cannot speak for anyone but myself, but what I witnessed was a collective urgency to take action. I know there is much listening and work to be done, but as a beginning, we have decided to start collecting and sharing educational resources that many people have found insightful as they reflected on their own ideas and experiences related to race, privilege, diversity, and inclusion.
I know that these are not easy conversations to have with ourselves, or with others, but I hope you will join me and your fellow community members in doing the work to support and lift up those members of our community who need it the most right now. Please see 10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship by Mireille Charper for some practical ways to move forward and make change in our society. Let’s not let this time pass without deep reflection, attention, and action.
-Amy Driscoll McNulty, Staff Senate President
Meg Cullen-Brown Magis Award
Monthly Staff Senate Meeting
Staff members are welcome to attend. If more than three (3) staff members from your department are planning on attending, please let Amy Driscoll McNulty, Staff Senate President, know in advance so that adequate arrangements (seating, etc.) may be made to accommodate all guests. For a list of dates, visit Meeting Dates.
Employee Resource Document
Staff Handbook Available Online
As of June 20, 2013 the updated Handbook for Staff and Administrators has been distributed electronically and posted to the HR website.
This major project was led by the Office of Human Resources with support and feedback from the Staff Senate and President's Cabinet. The revision process began with Human Resources updating the existing handbook to reflect current practices and appropriate compliance and legal mandates. A revised draft was then provided to the Staff Senate for input. The Staff Senate convened the committee, reviewed the handbook and provided constructive feedback. Once the Staff Senate completed this review, follow-up meetings were held with Human Resources to discuss the Senate's comments. This draft was then presented to the President's Cabinet for final review.
This 2013 Handbook replaces and supercedes all previous versions of the handbook in its entirety and should be used as the current source of information regarding employment with the University.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources at (570) 941-7767.
The Staff Senate is more involved than ever and wants to hear from staff members on issues that we can bring to the table for discussion and resolution. If you have any issues that you would like us to address, please email the Staff Senate at firstname.lastname@example.org or one of your representatives.