2017 University Staff Excellence Award Winners
The University Staff Council and the Employee Recognition Committee wishes to congratulate Melissa Walton, Financial Specialist-Senior, Center for Global Education and Amanda Zierath, Academic Department Associate, Sociology and Criminology - the 2017 recipients of the University Staff Excellence Award.
Nominees for the award also included: Michael Annessi, Donna Bare, Doug Behrens, Patricia Beran, Steve Bertagnolli, Mark Duesterbeck, Mary Duesterbeck, Brian Erickson, Bruce Fletcher, Joan Fox-Drake, Tim Heffron, Curt Hoffer, Dolores Krahn, Frank Manthey, Randy Olp, Gary Patrick, Debby Piper, Steve Risley, Jesse Rogers, Amanda Schneegass, Chuck Schroeder, Jeff Sheets, Andy Sitkiewitz, Brenda Stevens, Eric Stroupe, Doug Vandiver, Brian Wargin, Michael Wessely, Tammy Wileman and Isaac Miklik. Recipients and nominees will be honored at the 2017 University Staff Recognition and Retirement Dinner, details to follow.
BASIC SIGN LANGUAGE FOR BEGINNERS
Learn some basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and ways to communicate with people who are deaf or hard of hearing during this 6-week lunchtime class! Dana Gordon, ASL interpreter for the Center for Students with Disabilities will introduce you to: Signing the alphabet and numbers; common conversational phrases and greetings; describing rooms and how to find things; calendar, days of the week, and holidays; asking questions, using facial expressions; and deaf culture and culturally appropriate descriptions.
This course is for beginners, though people with previous experience are welcome to join. Space is limited and weekly attendance is required. The course will be held on Wednesdays, February 8th through March 15th, noon to 1:00pm.
NEW Certificate Programs through Continuing Education
Continuing Education announces new certificate programs. These programs are designed for working people, like members of the University Staff, who want to learn new skills or brush up on ones they already have. To view a flyer outlining the program, click this LINK! Additional information about workshops for professional development can be found at this WEBSITE!
TOUR THE CAMPUS!
Would you like to find out interesting facts and have a tour of the campus? The University Staff Outreach Committee conducts campus tours for staff monthly. To request a tour, send an email to the USC mailbox or contact any member of the committee.
USC PERSONNEL REVIEW COMMITTEE
As of July 1, 2015, university staff may choose a panel of their peers to hear any grievances they may file, or to hear the appeal of a complaint filed against them. If you are a university staff member, or know one who may be interested in serving as an Impartial Hearing Officer (Grievance) or on a Complaint Review Committee (Complaints), please email email@example.com for further information. The complete committee description is available in the Mission Statement and Bylaws link to the left.
University Personnel System
New personnel rules and policies took effect July 1, 2015. The UPS Policy Committee is working on individual policies and looking for input and participation from all university staff. Several policies have UW-Whitewater specific versions that have been approved by UW-W Administration and UW-System. They are: Grievance, Layoff, Workplace Conduct Expectations and Complaint. Copies of the approved policies can be found on the Human Resources page.
Follow the Related Links to the left to view additional information. If you are interested in participating in the continuing process of policy review, contact any of the UPS Policy Committee members for more information.
The University Staff Council is on FACEBOOK. The page is for university staff members to interact with each other and their representatives on USC Council about issues that affect employment or to share information with each other. USC Council and committee members will also share events and resources and add files that are relevant to university employees. More information may be found at the Facebook link.
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