Staff Council Newsletters Sept. 2013

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SEPTEMBER 2013

What is Staff Council?
In its representation of all staff employees, the Georgia College Staff Council aims to promote better understanding, increased cooperation, and open communication among all constituent groups on our campus.  While performing the duty, the Staff Council will endorse and adhere to the mission and goals of Georgia College.

 

Upcoming Events & Training at no cost to employees
-Instead of spending every lunch on Facebook, how about learning a new skill over your mid-day meal?  Our very own resident Technology Support Specialist, Doc St. Clair, will walk you through the step-by-step
process of all that is Lynda.com!
Location: Univ. Banquet Room
Date: Noon, Tuesday, Oct. 22

-Professional Training Lunch & Learn events.
Sponsor: Human Resources
Location: Univ. Banquet Room
Thursdays from noon - 1 p.m.
Register: training.gcsu.edu
Oct. 3: Health & Welfare Benefits
Oct. 17: Credit
Nov. 7: Taxes Planning Seminar
Nov. 21: Retirement Benefits
Dec. 5: Income Protection Benefits

 

Discounts for State of
Georgia Employees
The "Team Georgia" website contains special offers on goods and services discounted just for employees.

 

Latest minutes
Latest staff council meeting minutes will be posted on the official minutes website. All Staff Council meetings are open to employees.

 

Staff Listserv
Continue to monitor the Staff Listserv for messages specifically geared toward staff.  Share messages with others who do not have close proximity to email.

 

Who's my representative?
Locate your SC delegate on the website.

Why should I read this?
Providing better communication throughout campus stengthens our work life by keeping us informed about university issues that affect staff.  Your time is valuable, so our intent is to make this an easy, quick and enjoyable reading experience.  

 

Staff Council Survey results guide FY14 agenda  
Recent staff survey results indicate that: 

  • the majority of staff respondents are somewhat familiar with Staff Council.
  • the preferred method of communication is email followed by newsletters.
  • out of the three top SC responsibilites (professional development, communications and staff recognition), professional development ranks most important.
  • direct communication with your representative, SC website, and monthly meetings top the list of staff familiarity.
  • in addition to sessions for Lynda.com, Office 365 and Outlook, suggestions for training were varied and numerous with Banner/Paws, CPR, Photoshop, Excel, advanced Word, First Aid and Time Management rising to the top.
  • the number one concern is the staff compensation study and where we are now.

Updating staff on progress made on the staff compensation study is the number one concern stated by survey respondents. In response to the survey results, Staff Council is making "Updating staff on the progress made in the Compensation Study" an action item this year.

SC delegates want to meet you
Each Staff Council Newsletter between now and December will feature one of the four committees that comprise the council. We invite you to take this ticket to one member of the committee featured in the newsletter to have it validated for a chance to win a prize. Prizes will be awarded at the Staff Council event in December.

Print out ticket (pdf) or use the one embedded above.

This month's featured committee is the Communications Committee. Contact Anita Jones (007 Sanford Hall), Evelyn Thomas (131 Parks Memorial Building), Daniel McDonald (LITC) or Barbara Monnett (220 Lanier Hall) to get your coupon initialed by the end of the month. We look forward to meeting you!

About the Communications Committee: The duties of the Communications Committee include addressing the need and initiating and implementing means for increased communications to and for all staff campuswide.

Staff Communications produced by Georgia College Staff Council
For more information, visit gcsu.edu/staffcouncil or contact staff@gcsu.edu.