In the Spotlight
Pelzl and Gharrity selected for March and April Employee Appreciation Awards
Carla Pelzl, Career Services, was nominated for the March Employee Appreciation Award and selected by random drawing to receive a "Token of Appreciation." In the words of her nominator, Susan Ayres, "Carla helps employers post positions in Blugold CareerLink, the online jobs and internships database available specifically for UW-Eau Claire students. She also works at the front desk and assists students and employers when they call or come in. The term "student-centered" is epitomized by Carla. With each contact she has with a student or employer, she does everything she can to make sure that they get the help and service they need. And she is so very pleasant, with a great sense of humor. She really is a joy to work with and to know and we are lucky to have her on our campus."
Dan Gharrity, Learning Technology Services, was by random drawing to receive the Employee Appreciation Award for April. Dan was nominated in November. Shawn Seuferer says, "Dan solves my computer issues. He is very patient with my complaints even when he discovers the "problem" can be fixed by simply plugging the computer back in. Thank you, Dan, you are very kind!"
Also nominated in March were Melissa Gullickson, Education and Human Sciences, Susan Ayres, Career Services, Barbara Seigfried, Education and Human Sciences, and Dennis Klonecki, Custodial Services. All nominees receive a certificate of appreciation and a pin recognizing their nomination. Well done, everyone!
Nominations remain in the pool for six months from the month of their nomination to give all nominees an equal amount of time to win a "Token of Appreciation." At the Service Recognition Banquet in May, all nominated employees receive recognition.
Do you know of someone on campus doing a great job? Nominate any classified staff for the Employee Appreciation Award. A random drawing will be held every month. Spread the word.
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Classified staff attend 3rd Annual Faculty & Staff Leadership Collaborative
On Monday, May 20, several classified joined other faculty and academic staff for the 3rd Annual Faculty & Staff Leadership Collaborative held in the Davies Center. The theme for this year's collaborative was "Leadership in a Changing Environment." Attendees engaged in the reflective seminar, "Head, Heart and Hands" by the motivational keynote speaker, Dr. Raymond Reyes, Associate Academic Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA.
Interim Chancellor Gilles Bousquet provided an informational question and answer session. SLC Alumni, Phil Rynish addressed the luncheon crowd of current and alumni members of the leadership collaborative. Afternoon breakout sessions centered on the topics of developing and enhancing leadership, and career advancement.
For more information on the Faculty & Staff Leadership Collaborative, please contact Vice Chancellor Beth Hellwig, committee chair and champion of the Summer Leadership Collaborative.
Shared Governance and University Personnel systems (UPS)
Classified Staff Council met as a group with Donna Weber to identify key areas of concern going forth with the UPS and the addition of Shared Governance for University Staff (the new name for Classified Staff, Shared Governance and UPS become effective on July 1).
Following that meeting, a smaller group met to begin creating a draft Constitution, Bylaws, and Operating Policies and Procedures for UW-Eau Claire University Staff. We also began identifying established university committees we believe should include Classified Staff representation, as well as identifying new University Staff Committees that will need to be