Thank You, Facilities Services

Letter of Commendation 27Jan14Staff Advisory Council commends the efforts of Facilities Services during the weather-related closing of the UMW Fredericksburg campus from Jan. 21 – 23, 2014. Despite severe cold weather, staff from the shops undertook the task of clearing and making safe for travel the steps, sidewalks, and roadways that connect the administrative buildings, academic buildings, and residence halls of this campus. Facilities’ efforts allowed resident students to continue making their way safely across campus.

Personnel from all shops were engaged around-the-clock in removing snow, chipping away ice accumulation, and spreading ice melt and sand by means of both manual and powered equipment. Those shops are:

Capital Outlay
Carpenter
Construction Services
Electric
Fleet Maintenance
General Maintenance
HVAC
Housekeeping
Landscape & Grounds
Paint
Plumbing
Set-Up

Coordinating the day-shift/night-shift work, and communicating the on-going needs for snow removal fell principally to three individuals: John Wiltenmuth, Associate VP for Facilities Services; Joni Wilson, Director of Landscape and Grounds; and Daniel Quann, Director of Maintenance. Without their efforts the snow removal work would not have been as effective, or as efficient in returning the university to active status.

On behalf of your Staff Advisory Council,

A. Leslie Johnson, Jr.
President, Staff Advisory Council

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Doug Noble Named Excellent Eagle Employee

Dear Doug,

Congratulations! On behalf of the Staff Advisory Council, I would like to announce that you have been selected as December’s Excellent Eagle Employee. To thank you for such a wonderful job, you will have a reserved parking spot of your choosing from Thursday, December 5 –January 10. If there is a particular spot that you would prefer, please let me know.

Here is what some of your co-workers said about you:

I would like to nominate Doug because he is one of the most dedicated and hardest workers I have had the pleasure of working with. He goes above and beyond the call of duty each and every day to ensure that all events in Dodd Auditorium are run smoothly and efficiently and that all patrons have enjoyable experiences. With his radiantly happy outlook, he brings joy to the workplace in all departments he oversees, which also includes the Events AV Office and the Office of Webcasting and Video Production.

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I would like to nominate Doug Noble as Eagle Employee of the month. Doug is the director of Dodd Auditorium. I would like to nominate him because he works tirelessly in one of the most important venues on campus. He is always cheerful, but takes his position very seriously to make sure the University is represented in an excellent fashion. He also is the director of Events AV as well as The Office of Webcasting and Video Production.

To nominate someone who you believe is an Excellent Eagle Employee, just send an email (psulliva@umw.edu) with Excellent Eagle Employee in the Subject Line. In your email, be sure to tell me the person’s name, department, work location (with the most convenient parking lot), and of course, the reason why you believe they should be recognized. Please spread the word to other employees about this wonderful opportunity to recognize a co-worker(s).

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Elections – The Votes Are In!

The results for the 2013 Staff Advisory Council elections are in.  Here is the list of representatives elected for a three-year term beginning in January 2014 through December 2016.

Amy O’Reilly
Bethany Friesner
Daniel Nelson
Erika Spivey
John Symonds
Jonathan Maynard
Julie Smith
Kathleen Tillery
Pam Lowery
Vicki Sullivan

Congratulations to all the winners.  A special thank you to all the candidates for running in this year’s election and remember that 10 colleagues are up for election each year. Next year it could be YOU!

A list of current members can be found at http://sac.umwblogs.org/about/

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It’s Time to Vote!

Voting is now closed.  Look for results on the Elections page no later than 4:00pm, November 20.

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October 2013 SAC Meeting Minutes

Staff Advisory Council – Executive Council Meeting

Thursday, October 10th

Stafford Campus, North Building – Room 127

1:15pm – 3pm

I. Opening

II. Open Floor

a. Possible extensions for bills, waiving fees, etc. due to the current federal shutdown and the financial fallout for students.

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Tommy Pack Named Excellent Eagle Employee

Dear Tommy,

Congratulations! On behalf of the Staff Advisory Council, we would like to announce that you have been selected as the Excellent Eagle Employee for the month of November. To thank you for such a wonderful job, you will have a reserved parking space of your choosing from Monday, November 4 – Friday, November 29. If there is a particular spot that you would prefer, please let me know.

Here is what one of your co-workers said about you:

Tommy is the calm and knowledgeable “voice of the help desk.” His desire to assist the university community never wavers, and he works to improve the service the help desk provides. Tommy is always thinking “customer first” when working problems, and has the patience to deliver excellent service even when he as answered the same question 20 times that day. Even on breaks, Tommy continues to monitor the Help Desk email and voicemail to help with “password emergencies” and other questions – that is dedication. Tommy is deserving of this recognition, and serves as an example of the type of caring attitude we all strive for in IT Support Services.

To nominate someone who you believe is an Excellent Eagle Employee, just send an email (psulliva@umw.edu) with Excellent Eagle Employee in the Subject Line. In your email, be sure to tell me the person’s name, department, work location (with the most convenient parking lot), and of course, the reason why you believe they should be recognized. Please spread the word to other employees about this wonderful opportunity to recognize a co-worker(s).

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Ray Usler Named Excellent Eagle Employee

Dear Ray,

Congratulations! On behalf of the Staff Advisory Council, we would like to announce that you have been selected as an Excellent Eagle Employee. To thank you for such a wonderful job, you will have a reserved parking spot, in front of George Washington Hall, from Tuesday, October 1 – Thursday, October 31.

Here is what one of your co-workers said about you:

I would like to nominate Ray Usler for the October Excellent Eagle Employee. Ray is always ready to help with anything needed. He was a tremendous asset to family weekend events, and continually adds to the New Employee Orientation experience. He is truly an excellent eagle employee!”

To nominate someone who you believe is an Excellent Eagle Employee, just send me an email (psulliva@umw.edu) with Excellent Eagle Employee in the Subject Line. In your email, be sure to tell me the person’s name, department, work location (with the most convenient parking lot), and of course, the reason why you believe they should be recognized. Please spread the word to other employees about this wonderful opportunity to recognize a co-worker(s).

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Open Meeting – September 12, 2013

The next meeting of the Staff Advisory Council (S.A.C.) will take place on Thursday September 12, 2013 from 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm at Eagle Village in Suite 480 (Conference Room). Meetings are held on a regular basis (generally every month except for the summer).

If you have input or concerns please contact a member of the S.A.C. At the moment, items for the S.A.C. agenda and for discussion need to be transmitted to the S.A.C. by a member of the Council. In the future we hope to revise the bylaws to include a process for public comment during the meetings. The purpose of the Staff Advisory Council is to “serve as a representative body for wage, classified and administrative staff and to act in an advisory capacity to the University administration.” The Council members will bring staff ideas and concerns to the President and University leadership.

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Katherine Lister Named Excellent Eagle Employee

Congratulations to Katherine Lister, associate director of financial aid, who has been selected as the Excellent Eagle Employee for the month of August. A parking spot of her choosing has been reserved for her through the end of the month.

Here is what one of her co-workers said about her:

“This nomination should have been made a LONG time ago. Mrs. Lister is the glue that holds financial aid operations together. She keeps employees and projects moving forward with positive motivation. She is patient when providing instructions and training. She does not merely go through the motions of her job. Mrs. Lister is fair and strives to create equity when awarding financial aid to students. She works long hours to ensure that students receive their aid as fast as possible and she advocates on their behalf when they reach ‘rough patches’. She is proof that financial aid administrators truly believe in access to education.”

To nominate someone who you believe is an Excellent Eagle Employee, send an email to Priscilla Sullivan (psulliva@umw.edu) with Excellent Eagle Employee in the subject line.  In your email, be sure to list the person’s name, department, work location (with the most convenient parking lot), and of course, the reason why you believe they should be recognized.  Please spread the word to other employees about this wonderful opportunity to recognize a co-worker(s).

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July 2013 SAC Meeting Minutes

Staff Advisory Council – General Council Meeting

Wednesday July 10th

Lee Hall, 412

1:15pm – 3pm

I. Opening

II. Open Floor

a. Announcement – Abbie McGhee

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