J. Ashley Calkins

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Join our 6/12 Staff Council Meeting!

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Join us Wednesday, June 12th, at 9 am in the Grille Conference Room (behind Crossroads Cafe in McCullough) for the last Staff Council Meeting of this fiscal year. Our special guest will be Patrick Norton, Vice President for Finance, and Treasurer. (Full agenda below)

Also on Wednesday – Staff Council’s annual Ice Cream Social at noon on McCullough Terrace (or Mitchell Green Lounge in case of rain) — Greet our new members, enjoy ice cream and other treats, and maybe get a door prize!

Agenda – June 12, 2013

9:00 Welcome and introductions

9:05 Results of Staff Council election, and welcoming of new Staff Council representatives who are able to attend

9:08 Minutes – May meeting

9:10 Committee Reports:

· Community Council

· HR-6

· Total Compensation Advisory Committee:

· Publicity and Events:

· Safety and Environment:

· Elections:

· Professional development:

· Web prioritization

9:20 Identify “torches to be passed” to new Staff Council members, and other aspects of “Staff Council institutional memory,” including:

  • MCSC email list, access to MCSC folder on Middfiles, others?
  • Keys for ballot box locks and other physical items – who gets them and where should they be kept?
  • Other items

9:50 Farewell to “retiring” SC representatives – Naomi Neff, Cathy Tester, Valerie Costello, and Jackie Doty

10:00 Patrick Norton joins us to give his perspective on activities in the administration

10:30 Adjournment

6/12 Staff Council Ice Cream Social 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, June 12th 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. McCullough Patio

Introduce yourself to the new members of staff council, mingle, and enjoy an ice cream.
Rain location is McCullough Mitchell Green Lounge. Questions? Contact scouncil@middlebury.edu.

Staff Members: Vote in the Staff Council Elections!

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Staff Council voting for the following Districts; A, B, E, F and J will open for voting at 12:01 am on Tuesday, May 28 and close at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, June 5. Please vote ONLY within your district, using the link that you received in the email from your staff district. To confirm your district check the list below for your name and district.

Eligible Staff

Any questions or concerns, please contact the Election Committee or your Staff Council Representative.

Election Committee:

Valerie Costello, Assistant Graphic Designer, x5295
Naomi Neff, Academic Coordinator, x5565
Jennifer Pottinger, Customer Service Coordinator, x5472
Cathy Tester, Asst. to Associate V.P. College Advancement, x5254

Invitation to Staff: Middlebury College Staff Council and the Board of Trustees Breakfast

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 Middlebury College Staff Council and the Middlebury College Board of Trustees invite you to *free* breakfast Friday, May 10th starting at 7:15 a.m.

This is an annual opportunity to meet face-to-face with some of the trustees and share about your work experiences. Break bread or perhaps a few yolks with the Trustees.  Share your ideas and hear their plans.

Friday, May 10 7:15-8:15 a.m.
Ross Dining Hall
Staff members may arrive for the free breakfast anytime between 7:15 – 8:15 a.m.

5/1 Middlebury College Faculty and Staff Mixer

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Faculty and Staff are warmly invited to attend a Faculty and Staff Mixer on May 1 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at 51 Main. Come catch up with colleagues from across campus! Light Refreshments will be served. Cash bar. Please RSVP here.

Questions? Email scouncil@middlebury.edu

Sponsored by Middlebury College Staff and Faculty Council

4/24 Faculty and Staff Introductory Bike Repair Workshop

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April 24 12:15 p.m. Middlebury College Bike Shop
(basement of Adirondack House)
It’s a great season to start riding your bike again! Join us for a free, drop-in Introductory Bike Repair Workshop for faculty and staff!

Sponsored by Staff Council and Faculty Council, hosted by the Middlebury College Bike Shop. Cookies and lemonade will be served. Questions? Contact scouncil@middlebury.edu.

Staff Council Meeting April 10th

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Please join us for our monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 10.

Agenda: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 9:00 am to 10:30 am
McCullough Crest Room

Attendees: Staff Council Representatives, Human Resource, Staff

9:00 a.m. Open meeting and introductions

9:05 a.m. Guest Speaker
• Tim Spears, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Professor, American Studies

9:30 a.m. Approval of minutes
•   March 13, 2013 meeting

9:40 a.m. Committee Reports
• Community Council
• HR-6
• Total Compensation Advisory Committee:
• Publicity and Events Committee
• Safety and Environment Committee
• Election Committee
- Election in May for new members
• Professional Development Committee
• Web Prioritization Committee

10:00 a.m. Old Business

10:10 a.m. New Business

• Submit project request to automate CTO transfer to SLR? (so CTO accrued over an individual’s maximum is automatically transferred to their Sick Leave Reserve)
• Definition of “8 semesters” for tuition benefit
• Bike workshop announcement!

10:30 a.m. Adjournment

Staff Council regular meetings are open to all Middlebury College staff members. Staff members should let their supervisors know if there is a particular meeting they wish to attend. Supervisors will seek to find a positive balance between addressing operational needs and support staff requests to attend these meetings.