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March 28, 2014

Time to Vote for New Staff Senators

Filed under: Announcements,Staff Senate — Mary Schiller @ 5:00 am

Every spring the Staff Senate elects new senators and alternate senators. This year over 20 seats will be filled across eight divisions. All candidates were nominated by their peers and approved by their supervisor and Human Resources.

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Each division is allotted senate seats based on the number of staff. One senator is elected for every 100 staff members. Each division also elects up to two alternate senators. The alternate senators are active delegates and participate in Senate and committee meetings. Senators are elected to a two year term while alternate senators serve a one year term. The Staff Senate reports to the Chancellor and works hard to represent the best interests of SPA, CSS, and EPA non-faculty employees. We also assist in communicating issues and activities affecting staff members and encourage a sense of community among all University employees.

You may wonder what the Staff Senate does for you?  Just a recap of the activities the Staff Senate took part in during the 2013-2014 session:

  • Worked with University Administrators to help make the Adverse Weather and Closure messages more clear for staff
  • Organized the Health Walk on the Health Sciences Campus in the fall
  • Organized the Staff Appreciation Week activities and give-aways for Spring 2014 (to include the Health Walk on East Campus)
  • Participated in many volunteer activities across Pitt County
  • Worked with the Chancellor and Executive Committee to re-work the Winter Break Schedule in order to maximize the time staff have off
  • Provided an entire Thanksgiving meal (and a grocery gift card) for a very deserving family that was struggling with medical issues
  • Worked with Human Resources regarding the new 24 month probation.  Staff Senate ensured that staff could use leave and were eligible to take advantage of the Free Class benefit at the date of hire (not after the probationary period was over)
  • Worked with ECU Human Resources to ensure Staff Senators were allotted time to serve in the Staff Senate, as well as 30 additional hours to use in volunteer service to ECU (Pirate Boarding Crews, Midnight Madness, etc…)
  • Working with our ECU Human Resources and the Office of State Human Resources to get the 3rd free class reinstated
  • Organized Staff Forums in order to communicate what is happening on campus with staff
  • Worked with multiple committees regarding the future of East Carolina University (Committee on Fiscal Sustainability, Committee on the Status of Woman, Strategic Planning Committee, Parking Committee, etc…)

The Staff Senate is a terrific way for every employee to become more engaged with the University and REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE!  If you are not currently a part of the Staff Senate, please consider running for a Senator in Spring, 2015 (click here to learn more about the duties and responsibilities of an ECU Staff Senator), until then, please take a moment to vote for those employees that are currently running for the ECU Staff Senate.

As someone that is serving their 1st year on the ECU Staff Senate – this experience has been tremendously rewarding.  I have had multiple face to face interactions with Chancellor Ballard, Dr. Locklear, Dr. Niswander, my Division Vice Chancellor, and many of the other Divisional Vice Chancellors.  I feel that I have had important input on multiple Human Resources issues, and policies and procedures that directly impact staff.

Staff members may vote for candidates in their respective division though the online voting application.

Please take a moment to vote for your candidate(s) of choice within your division. The elections will be open until April 11 at 5pm.
Follow this link to the Survey:
Take the Survey

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:
https://ecu.qualtrics.com/WRQualtricsSurveyEngine/?Q_SS=8vjXKiM4WNtaI2F_b7x6inEpEMk34tS&_=1

March 14, 2014

Staff Appreciation Week April 7-11th, 2014

Filed under: Announcements,Special Events,Staff Senate — Mary Schiller @ 9:17 am

Mark your calendars, the 2014 ECU Staff Appreciation Week will be April 7th – 11th.  The Staff Senate Rewards and Recognition Committee along with our Staff Senate Chair and Chair-Elect have been working very hard to ensure this year’s celebration is a GREAT one!

There are many local businesses in and around Greenville that appreciate the staff at ECU as well, so we would like to ask for everyone’s help in getting the awareness out there, so they can help us celebrate!  If you know of any local businesses you would like us to contact, please send us their name and contact information (if available) and we will be sure to touch base with them, or if you would prefer, you can pass along the Staff Senate email address staffsenate@ecu.edu, and the business can email us with the details of the discount,  promotion, or donation they would like to offer.

This is a great opportunity for local businesses to show their support for the ECU Staff!  Please note that all information must be received by March 21st, in order for us to be able to include their names in our Staff Appreciation Week information and announcements.

Go Pirate STAFF!

 

 

January 24, 2014

Civil Rights, Then and Now, presentation by Julian Bond

Filed under: Announcements,Special Events — Mary Schiller @ 5:00 am

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ECU will host Julian Bond on January 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. for his presentation titled “Civil Rights, Then and Now.”

Julian Bond currently serves as Distinguished Professor in Residence in the Department of Government at American University, Washington D.C. and as Profesor Emeritus, Concoran Department of History at the University of Virginia. 

In 1960, Bond served as a leader in the American Civil Rights Movement, and has since served for two decades in the Georgia House and Georgia Senate, served as president of the NAACP, he helped found and served as the first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SLPC) in Alabama, and he was the first black person to be nominated for the Vice Presidency of the United States.

You can get your two free tickets by calling the ECU Central Ticket Office at 252-328-6804.

Julian Bond

(Julian Bond)

January 17, 2014

Manifest Your Destiny, presentation by Hill Harper

Filed under: Announcements,Special Events — Mary Schiller @ 5:00 am

In celebration and honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ECU is hosting keynote speaker Hill Harper. on January 21st, at 7:00 p.m.  for his presentation titled “Manifest Your Destiny.” 

Hill Harper is a Philanthropist, award-wining actor, lecturer, best selling author, and political activist.   He is best known for his portrayal of Dr. Sheldon Hawkes in the CBS drama CSI:NY and his book “Letters to a Young Brother.  His message “Manifest Your Destiny” means to stretch boundaries to reach full potential. Harper’s foundation helps youth reach their potential by expanding their boundaries and providing resources that they have no access to.

The Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, founded by Harper, helps create opportunity for underprivileged youths through academic programming, college access skills and personal development.

You can get your two free tickets by calling the ECU Central Ticket Office at 252-328-6804.

Hill Harper

(Hill Harper)

 

November 19, 2013

Holiday Payroll Adjustments 2013

Filed under: Announcements,Holiday — Mary Schiller @ 5:00 am

As usual, we will be getting our last paycheck of the year early.  The December Payroll dates this year are December 13th (Friday the 13th, if you’re the superstitious kind ;) ) and then we’ll get our “end of the month” check on December 23rd. 

A big difference this year is that Direct Deposit is mandatory.  If you happen to be one of the few that still receive paper checks, your payroll will be mailed.  BIG NOTE – Make sure the payroll office has your correct address!  The payroll office will be closed until after the holidays, so if there is a problem with your paycheck, there will not be anyone available to assist you until AFTER THE HOLIDAYS! 

If you are an employee that still receives a paper check, and you DON’T want to wait for the mail or take the chance that something could go wrong, you can complete the direct deposit form (click here) from now until December 4th.  But, you must get your direct deposit set up BEFORE DECEMBER 4th, to ensure your December 23rd paycheck is processed.

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Here is the Official Information from the Payroll Office:

Official notice has been received from the Office of the State Controller regarding final payroll dates for December.  ECU employees will be paid Friday, December 13th and Monday, December 23rd, not Friday, December 20th as anticipated.

This means that direct deposits will be available to the receiving banks no later than 12:00 a.m. Monday,  December 23rd.  Direct deposit funds are posted at the discretion of the receiving bank. Employees may contact their banks to learn the exact time that direct deposits will be posted to their accounts.

Because this is the first day of the ECU Holiday break, the Payroll Office WILL NOT be open on 23 December for check pick-up.  Further communication will be sent directly to those employees currently receiving paper checks.

We will be working closely with new employees to ensure that we have their Direct Deposits set up in Banner prior to finalizing payroll on the December 17th

Please feel free to contact the Payroll Office at 252-328-6955 with any questions.

November 4, 2013

Flu Vaccination Clinic – Wednesday, November 6th

Filed under: Announcements — Mary Schiller @ 5:00 am

ECU Pharmacy Services is offering the LAST Flu Vaccination Clinic of 2013 this Wednesday (11/06/2013) from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Brody 2W38 – 2W40.

Flu Vaccination Clinics are open to ALL employees and their families (over 14 yrs. of age anytime and children under 14 years from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.), you will just need to provide your Banner ID number and your insurance information (there is no out-of-pocket expense!).

This is your last chance to take advantage of the convenience and affordability (present your insurance card; no additional money required!) of getting your Flu vaccine from ECU Pharmacy Services!!  Don’t miss out on this terrific deal, or the benefit of staying healthy this flu season. 

Statistics say that only 46% of Americans get vaccinated for the flu. If you need some information regarding the efffectiveness and/or benefits of getting a flu vaccine, please click here and/or here.

November 1, 2013

Continuing Career Development Program

Filed under: Announcements,Special Events — Mary Schiller @ 5:00 am

The Student Affairs Continuing Career Development Committee is excited to announce the fourth program for the 2013-2014 professional development series.

ECU welcomes Arlie Honeycutt, former Miss North Carolina and Miss America Contestant and Mandee Lancaster, the Director of Survey Research and Leadership Initiatives within the Office of Innovation and Economic Development at ECU to speak in November!

Ms. Honeycutt and Ms. Lancaster will be guest speakers for a program entitled The Crowning Touch: Enhancing Your Professional Presence held on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM in Mendenhall Student Center, Great Room 3.  

Registration for this event is on OneStop under the University Training tab.

For more information on this program please review the flyer (below) or contact Dean Smith at 328-4703 or David Gaskins at 328-6387 with additional questions.

Continuing Career Development

October 14, 2013

Flu Shot Clinic – Wednesday, October 16th

Filed under: Announcements — Mary Schiller @ 5:00 am

ECU Pharmacy Services is offering the second of three Flu Vaccination Clinics this Wednesday (10/16/2013) from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the East Carolina Heart Institute (ECHI) located at 115 Heart Drive in Greenville.

All Flu Vaccination Clinics are open to ALL employees and their families (over 14 yrs. of age), however during this clinic, there will be a Pediatric RN available to vaccinate children of all ages (over 1 year) between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.!  You will just need to provide your Banner ID number and your insurance information (there is no out-of-pocket expense!).

If you cannot made the Wednesday, October 16th, Flu Vaccination Clinic, you will have ONE more chance to get vaccinated this year:
**Wednesday, November 6th, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Brody 2W38 – 2W40.

Statistics say that only 46% of Americans get vaccinated for the flu. If you need some information regarding the efffectiveness and/or benefits of getting a flu vaccine, please click here and/or here.

October 8, 2013

Disability Employment Awareness Month

Filed under: Announcements — Mary Schiller @ 5:00 am

Governor Pat McCrory has signed a proclamation declaring October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in North Carolina.  The theme for 2013 is “Because We Are Equal to the Task.”

Recognition of Disability Employment began as National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week in 1945.  In 1988, Congress changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Ten years later, in 1998, there was a national task force established in order to reduce employment barriers for people with disabilities and by 2000 the model workplace that provides reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities was being promoted.

We are fortunate to live and work in North Carolina; our state recognizes that people with disabilities have the right to maximize their potential and the NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services has helped numerous individuals with disabilities reach their career goals.

Please join the our Governor in recognizing and celebrating the potential of disabled individuals and encourages everyone to work toward their full integration into the workforce and community!

 

September 24, 2013

Health Fitness Walk – Wednesday, October 16th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Filed under: Announcements,Special Events,Staff Senate,Uncategorized — Mary Schiller @ 5:00 am

CALLING ALL ECU EMPLOYEES!!!  Come join the ECU Staff Senate as we host the annual Health Fitness Walk around Laupus Lake (Health Sciences Campus) on Wednesday, October 16th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Health Fitness Walk

This year, there will be local organizations available to share information about healthy lifestyles, and various vendors including ECHI, ECU Physicians, and the ever-popular ECU Pharmacy Services $1.00 Sale!

Health Fitness Pharmacy

There will also be plenty of healthy activities such as health checks and a really fun opportunity to try Zumba!

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We hope to see you there!!

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