Staff Council Newsletter - Oct. 2013

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OCTOBER 2013

Upcoming training at no cost to employees
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
Oct. 22: : Noon, Tuesday
Contact:
Cassie Napier

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

 

-Priortization Process Forums
Nov. 1 at 1 p.m.: Peabody Aud.
Dec. 6 at 1 p.m.: Peabody Aud.

 

-Flu shots available now
$20 for faculty and staff (cash or check to GC)
Contact: 445-5939

 

-Staff Events
November:
Thanksgiving Can Food Drive at the Max
December: Hot Chocolate & Cookies at the Mansion
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Who's my SC representative?
Locate your SC delegate on the website.

 

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.


Benefits and Wellness Fair for all employees
This fair is for you - Georgia College employees.  Help make it a success by attending, and learn more about your health and benefits options.  Monitor the Staff List for further details.

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Wellness Fair, Wellness and Recreation Center
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 10 a.m. -  4 p.m. 
Benefits and Perks Fair, Magnolia Ballroom
Friday, Nov. 1, 2013  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Volunteer and Community Partners Fair, Donahoo Lounge

Open enrollment dates:  Nov. 11 - 22, 2013

 

SC delegates want to meet you
Delegates were delighted to meet new staff members, but we need more of you to participate. If you did not get your ticket validated last month, you will still be eligible for a prize. Bring your ticket to a member of the featured committee (below) by the end of October to have it validated.  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 Staff Development Committee. Contact Carol Ward (Hall House), Lindy Ruark (114 MSU), Doc St. Clair (106 Chappell Hall) or Cassie Napier (100 Chappell Hall).  We look forward to meeting you!

About the Staff Development Committee: Duties include addressing staff development issues such as career and professional development, basic skills development, and technical training geared toward professional growth. It administers the Staff Development Program and its funds and oversees Staff Council's participation in University Staff recognition programs.

What's being discussed in SC?

If you missed the last meeting or the minutes, here is a brief synopsis of what is being discussed.

  • Participation in the campaign to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network in Macon
  • GC sponsored blood drives
  • Benefits & Wellness Fair
  • "Staff helping Staff" adjunct committee formed
  • Nine courses approved to date using Staff Council funds for development
  • Free popcorn and a drink were handed out to staff at the recent volleyball game.
  • Newsletter distribution as a means of communication with staff
  • A SC delegate will serve on the Parking & Appeals Committee
  • USG Staff Conference at North Georgia University
  • Compensation study

 

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.

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