Staff Council Newsletter: Feb. 2014

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FEB. 2014


Brittnee Robbins is a devoted staff employee. She is always willing to help in any given situation. She has an outstanding personality.  Brittnee is a great asset for Georgia College.
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No matter what is going on in the department, Jamie Defoor is always there to give a helping hand. He is always extremely busy with the many changes going on in Information Technology and works way more than 40 hours a week. He NEVER expects more from his staff than he is willing to give!
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Give a "SHOUT OUT"
Make someone's day by completing this short form. 

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SAVE THE DATE
Spring Break Staff Appreciation
Take a break and enjoy refreshments at the fountain Mar. 17 from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m.

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-Latest minutes
Latest staff council meeting
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-Who's my SC representative?
Locate your SC delegate on the website.
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-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.
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-Discover LYNDA.COM
Lynda.com is an online training library that offers over a thousand video tutorials on leading software topics. It is free to faculty, staff and students.
Find out more.

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2014 State of the University Address is available online at:
gcsu.edu/president

 

Lunch and Learns
Sponsored by a partnership of Continuing Education, Human Resources and Staff Council

Staff development is an important component for career advancement and all staff are encouraged to take advantage of this benefit. Lunch and Learns will be offered Thursdays from noon – 1 p.m. in the University Banquet Room with upcoming topics including:

  • How to test your MS Office proficiency
    March 6, 2014

  • What to do when a student is upset – and they come to you
    March 13, 2014
  • The State of Sustainability on our campus
    March 27, 2014

Future Lunch and Learns (dates TBA)

  • Mobile Devices 
  • Campus Summer Camps “Mini-Fair”
  • Adobe Acrobat X – take 2
  • Perks of being a GC Employee
  • Financial planning for everyone at every stage

Defensive Driving free Mar. 1 and Apr. 19 (Saturdays)

  • Development funds available for the first 10 staff members to respond to cassie.napier@gcsu.edu; other staff members who would like to attend may do so for $25 each.  General enrollment cost is $45.

To apply for funds, read the guidelines and complete the application or contact Cassie Napier at #5281.

 

Congratulations Bobcats Baseball Team

 

Welcome Staff Council delegates for 2014-2015

Office of the President:
New 2014-2016: Cathy Stevens

Academic Affairs:
Returning through 2015: Cassie Napier, Doc St. Clair
New 2014-2016: Daniel McDonald, Ruth Eilers, Darlene Hubbard

Student Affairs:
Returning through 2015: Sarah Schanck 

Administrative Services & Campus Operations:
Returning through 2015: Young Ho Cha, Jessi Cox, Lindy Ruark, Shea Groebner
New 2014-2016: Kem Jones 

University Advancement:
New 2014-2016: Angelle (Nikki) Rozier

At-Large:
New 2014-2016: Evelyn Thomas, Brittiny Johnson


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.  

  • Crystal Reeves, HR Compensation and Benefits Manager, brought SC up-to-date on the Compensation Study details. There will be manager training in the near future that will include the salary ranges, the rating tool and how the rating system was determined. 
  • A request for basic computer training was discussed. The Staff Development committee desires to reach out to staff who may not realize these funds are available for professional development.  See guidelines.
  • The Staff Helping Staff initiative is moving forward. Blue and green tee shirts and polo shirts with the university logo and the "helping hands" artistic element will be sold to raise the necessary funds. These funds will be used for a one-time financial source for qualifying staff members.
  • January was election month to replace delegates who will roll off at the end of the fiscal year.  Nomination requests were sent to the staff listserv.
  • GC will host the next state staff council meeting Feb. 5 at the Macon Center.

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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