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Staff appreciation picnic at Reynolda House June 12

reynolda.house.300x175A special invitation from Wake Forest’s Staff Advisory Council.

The Staff Advisory Council cordially invites all staff members to the 2014 Wake Forest Staff Appreciation Event on June 12. Drop by any time between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to enjoy lunch, games, music and fun on the lawn of Reynolda House Museum of American Art. During the event, the museum will also be open for staff to enjoy.

The event will feature:

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Seven new representatives elected to the Staff Advisory Council

SAC-logo-FINALThe Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is pleased to announce the results of the 2014 election. The seven new SAC representatives are: Jennifer Abbinett (Human Resources), Amy Ciaccia (Financial & Accounting Service), Blake Edmunds (Athletics), Sharon Fortner (University Police), Nancy Metcalf (Center for Global Programs and Studies), Tracy Pinto (Registrar’s Office), Amber Wall (Residence Life & Housing), Rachel Weaver (Information Systems) and Craig Zakrzewski (Athletics).

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Emily Neese to speak at SAC meeting

emily.neese.100x100Emily Neese, associate vice president for strategy and operations, will update the Staff Advisory Council on the Strategic Resource Initiative at the SAC’s April 22 meeting.

Open to all staff, this important SAC meeting will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Farrell Hall, Broyhill Auditorium. For more information about the SAC, visit sac.wfu.edu.

Call for Staff Advisory Council nominations

SAC-logo-FINALThe Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is soliciting nominations for new members.  The SAC, formed in 2006 by President Hatch, is an advisory body tasked with strengthening communication between the staff and administration at Wake Forest University.

The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. on March 24.

Nominations will be accepted online at http://apps.sac.wfu.edu/secure/nominations. Enter your WFU username and password to access the site.

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EAP’s Lib Edwards to speak at SAC meeting

Lib.Edwards.150x150Lib Edwards, director of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), will speak at the Feb. 25 meeting of the Staff Advisory Council (SAC). Open to all staff, the meeting is scheduled for 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Benson University Center, Room 401 C/D.

Edwards will discuss how the EAP, with its trained counselors, provides professional assessment, referral and follow up services for personal/emotional concerns on such matters as:

— Family and marital problems
— Emotional distress such as anxiety, grief and depression
— Alcohol and other drugs
— Stress at work or home
— Problems with children and teenagers

For more information about the Staff Advisory Council and to sign up for the SAC newsletter, visit http://sac.wfu.edu.

Wake Forest  is committed to assisting faculty and staff members with their wellness goals. There are several programs offered to benefit eligible faculty and staff members to help save time, reduce stress and stay healthy. Find out more on HR’s Wellbeing and Work-Life website.

Staff Advisory Council e-newsletter and updates

SAC-logo-FINALThe University’s Staff Advisory Council launched its first electronic newsletter in January, with plans for monthly newsletters to be available to staff and others interested in receiving it.

The SAC’s website offers easy directions for registering to receive the monthly newsletter.  All that is required is providing one’s name and e-mail address.

The newsletter features the SAC’s new logo, developed last fall.

The initial newsletter was sent mostly to SAC members with directions on how they could pass it along to a colleague.  The newsletter also explains how one can register to receive it.

The current newsletter announces that Director of Athletics Ron Wellman will speak at the Jan. 28 SAC meeting in Farrell Hall’s Broyhill Auditorium.  All staff members are welcome to attend the meeting that will run from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Wellman plans to provide an update on what is happening at Lawrence Joel Veterans Coliseum, explain upcoming changes at the ACC and their impact on Wake Forest, and discuss Wake Forest’s unique position in the ACC.

The newsletter also offers information about the previous SAC meeting, including highlights of a presentation by Penny Rue, vice president for campus life.

 

Staff Advisory Council meeting set for Thursday

The next Staff Advisory Council (SAC) will be Thursday, Nov. 21, from 1:30-3 p.m. in Benson 401 C/D. All WFU staffers are encouraged to attend.

The meeting will feature two guest speakers:

  • Financial and Accounting Services will present on exempt PTO tracking in Novatime.
  • Penny Rue, the vice president for Campus Life, will speak about what’s new in her area and provide insight into the new Director of Wellness position.

Petersen, Wise to speak at Staff Advisory Council meeting

Vice President Mark Petersen and Associate Vice President John Wise will be guest speakers at the Oct. 22 meeting of the Staff Advisory Council.

The SAC will meet from 9:30-11 a.m.  in Farrell Hall’s Broyhill Auditorium. The event is open to all staff members.

Petersen, vice president for university advancement, will speak on the University’s new capital campaign.  Wise, associate vice president of hospitality and auxiliary services, will speak on those services.

For more information on the SAC, visit sac.wfu.edu.

Time to nominate for Staff Employee of the Year

Each year, Wake Forest presents two Staff Employee of the Year awards to employees who have gone above and beyond in their dedication to the Wake Forest University community. As a faculty or staff member, we ask you to nominate deserving staff colleagues for this award. All regular staff employees (working at least 1,000 hours annually) with five or more years of continuous service with the University are eligible for nomination and consideration.

Nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of representatives from the Staff Advisory Council, who will select two award recipients. Please click to submit your nominations by Thursday, Oct. 10.

Award recipients will be recognized at the Staff Rewards & Recognition Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 12, with a plaque and cash award of $1,000. In addition to the luncheon, these recipients also will be honored at a campus-wide dessert reception. You are invited to attend this reception on Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall.

Please call Human Resources at 336.758.4700 or e-mail AskHR@wfu.edu, if you have questions.

SAC meeting will feature SRI discussion

The SAC will hold its final meeting of the school year in Benson 401 from 9-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 30. Refreshments will be available, and the first 30 minutes will be an introduction of new members and recognition of outgoing members.

At 9:30 a.m., Provost Rogan Kersh and Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Hof Milam will share the preliminary results of the University’s Strategic Resource Initiative (SRI) and take questions about these initiatives.

All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend this presentation, which is the last in a series that was offered about this stage of the SRI. The SRI working group encourages feedback and questions.