Copy                                                                    August 2016 Issue
Newsletter Highlights:
Upcoming Activities (see below for details):
  • Day of Action registration deadline: August 10th.
  • All UMW Opening Assembly: Wednesday, August 17 at 8:30am in Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall
  • The August SAC Meeting will be held on August 18th from 1-3pm at in Lee Hall, Room 412. Sabrina Johnson from Human Resources will be speaking about the upcoming FLSA changes and how they will impact the UMW community.
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!

  Excellent Eagle Employee: August 2016

Congratulations to Anika Wilson, SAC's Excellent Eagle Employee for August!

In nominating Anika, her champion, Rick Pearce, wrote:
"Among her many duties is handling insurance requests and claims.  Her tenacity and skill at preparing and negotiating payments from the State’s self-insurance fund for damages to University property has exceeded $150,000 over the past 1.5 years.  These claims are complex and involve a tremendous amount of research and specialized compilation.  The agents she deal with at the Division of Risk Management who handle claims are very tough reviewers and negotiators.  Anika has willingly stepped into this role and taken the initiative to learn the “ropes” on her own and develop a strong skill set!"
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.
Human Resources and the Staff Advisory Council are promoting and
encouraging a Summer Fitness Challenge to UMW Employees.
Challenge Dates: July 24th — August 20th
How? - Keep track of all workouts from July 24th through August 20th
Each week, submit the your total number of workouts by completing the
FitBit Challenge Form. A weekly water bottle prize will also be given. Final entries must be submitted by 8:00am on August 24th.
Get others involved by challenging co-workers or departments to a FitBit Challenge
Be Well and Have Fun!
The UMW Center for Honor, Leadership and Service has coordinated a UMW Team to participate in the Rappahannock United Way Day of Action! On this day, hundreds of volunteers from local businesses will come together to take on projects around the Fredericksburg Region. Volunteers will be matched with nonprofit organizations throughout the community to help complete vital projects.

UMW Staff and Faculty members are invited to join the UMW Team and volunteer for the Rappahannock United Way Day of Action on Friday, September 23rd.  

Sign up to be part of this amazing one-day volunteer event that will change our community!

Don't forget - you may use part of your 16 hours of Community Service leave to participate in this event! The registration deadline for this event is August 10th.

For more information about the Day of Action, go to the  Rappahannock United Way Day of Caring website or contact Christina Eggenberger at the Center for Honor, Leadership and Service.
SAC Meeting Guest Speakers

Upcoming Guest Speaker: August 2016
Sabrina Johnson, Human Resources

Where: Lee Hall, Room 412
When: Thursday, August 18th 1:00-3:00pm

Sabrina Johnson will discuss the new FLSA changes, UMW implementation of new overtime rules, impact of these changes, and will also request feedback from the group. In addition to speaking at this meeting, Human Resources will be holding informational sessions which will provide an overview of the new overtime rules, the impact to campus, and the roll out plan for the changes.

These informational sessions will be held in the HCC Digital Auditorium:
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Come and listen to see how these new changes will affect you or your area!
Past Guest Speaker: July 2016
Paul Messplay, Budget and Financial Analysis

Thank you to Paul Messplay who came and spoke at the July 2016 SAC Meeting. Paul discussed details about the new tuition and fee rates, the new fiscal year changes, and this year's operating budget.


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