Copy                                                                    August 2016 Issue
Newsletter Highlights (see below for details):
  • Larry Atkins Award Nominations - Now open!
  • UMW Procurement Forum - September 19th
  • Back to School Supply Drive - donation boxes available until September 2nd.
  • FLSA Information Sessions - upcoming sessions:
    • September 6, 10:00am - 12:00pm, HCC Digital Auditorium
    • September 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, HCC Digital Auditorium
  • UMW Excellent Eagle Employee - September!
Upcoming Activities and Events
  • Day of Action for registered participants - September 23rd
  • UMW 2016 Faculty and Staff Engagement Assessment Community Forums: 
    • Monday, September 19,  4:00pm - 5:00pm, Dodd Auditorium, Fredericksburg Campus
    • Thursday, September 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, University Hall, Stafford Campus
Do you have suggestions for activities you would like the SAC sponsor? Please let us know! Suggestions for SAC Sponsored Activities

To check out the full SAC Meeting Minutes Click Here!
Larry Atkins Award Nominations
The Staff Advisory Council continues to accept nominations for the Larry Atkins Award. Larry was one of the first employees to receive the S.A.C. "We Couldn't Do It Without You" award. That award was renamed in his honor.

Larry Atkins Award winners:
  • Lend a helping hand to their teammates
  • Go above and beyond in each and every task while wearing a smile
  • Set a positive example for other UMW employees
S.A.C chooses 3 winners - 1 wage employee, 1 classified employee, and 1 administrative faculty employee. All UMW employees are eligible to nominate and be nominated for one of the three awards. Winners will be announced by S.A.C at the Fall Employee gathering on October 18th, and winners will receive $100.


To nominate someone, use the following link and complete the form: Larry Atkins Award Nomination Form. If you have questions please contact John Symonds or Pam Lowery

The Department of Procurement Services is hosting a Procurement Forum to answer any and all questions you may have about Procurement. Topics will include:
  • Procurement Department Overview
  • Updated Small Purchase Procedures
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • SWaM
  • Small Purchase Charge Card
  • Savings and Cost Avoidance
  • Cardinal/ eVA relationship
  • Surplus Property
  • Q&A Sessions
All topics will be geared towards department buyers, SPCC cardholders, and cost center managers.

Please come out, ask questions, and learn about how Procurement Services is trying to serve the UMW Community.
The winner for the Summer 2016 FitBit Challenge is Susan Lafayette!
Susan turned in 48 workout sessions to be the proud winner of a brand new FitBit. Thank you to all who participated in our challenge this past month.
Congratulations, Susan!
Congratulations to Lucy Quann, SAC's Excellent Eagle Employee for September 2016!

In nominating Lucy, her champions, Lynne Richardson and Ken Machande, wrote:
Lucy cheerfully supports the entire COB faculty and staff, making sure we have everything we need to deliver a quality business education to our students.  In addition to her day-to-day activities, she managed the packing, move and unpacking from our 2.5 year home on the second floor of George Washington Hall to renovated Woodard Hall back in December.  She is passionate about serving our students and does whatever she can to ensure that the College of Business brand is represented as we want it to be!  I’ve seen her picking up trash and resetting a classroom in advance of a Destination Day visit to our class.  She knows who to call on campus when we have needs and has ferociously negotiated with vendors to get us the best price when we are in the market to purchase an item.  While the least favorite part of her job involves paying bills, she perseveres and gets it done!  We are fortunate to have her and think she deserves to be recognized for her efforts!
Nominate a colleague for being an Excellent Eagle!!
If you would like to nominate someone for the Excellent Eagle Employee award, send an email to with Excellent Eagle Employee in the Subject Line. Be sure to provide the person’s name, department, and work location with the most convenient parking lot, and the reason they should be recognized.
SAC Meeting Guest Speakers

Upcoming Guest Speaker: September 2016
Safe Zone Training

Where: Lee Hall, Room 412
When: Thursday, September 15th 1:00-3:00pm

The Staff Advisory Council is partnering with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in September to offer Safe Zone Training to SAC Members and the University Community to support campus initiatives to create a safe and welcoming community for all UMW constituents.

Safe Zone training is designed to educate members of the University community about lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) issues to create a network of allies who, together with members of the LGBTQ community, work to create a community of safety and full inclusion for all its members.

Past Guest Speaker: August 2016
Sabrina Johnson, Human Resources

Thank you to Sabrina Johnson and Paula Wilder who came and spoke to the SAC about some of the major impacts the new FLSA changes would have on the UMW campus.

If you have not already, please attend one of the FLSA Informational Sessions in addition to the Division Information Sessions that are going to take place.

Upcoming FLSA sessions include September 6th from 10am to 12pm and September 13th from 2pm to 4pm, both sessions will be held in the HCC Digital Auditorium.


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If you have ideas and/or concerns, please seek out a Council member and they will bring it to the attention of the full Council.

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