Incident in Clemons Library
February 24, 2017
The University of Virginia is investigating a reported incident that occurred Tuesday evening in Clemons Library. The incident involves a non-affiliated male allegedly making racial slurs to three students in the library. While the University respects constitutionally protected speech, the University will not tolerate discrimination or harassment that violates applicable state and federal law. The University remains committed to providing a safe living and learning environment for every member of its community.
Annual Spring Night Tour
February 13, 2017
The University’s Security and General Safety committee is seeking locations to visit on its annual Spring Night Tour on February 28. During the Night Tour, committee members walk areas of Grounds in darkness to assess safety conditions in various facilities of the University. The Committee particularly targets lighting, pathways, emergency phones, and physical infrastructure hazards. I hope you will feel free to share this invitation broadly with the Staff Senate members inviting them to survey their constituents. Please forward to me any suggestions for site visits by Wednesday, Feb. 22 so we can map out our itinerary.
Just a reminder that if anyone has an immediate concern related to infrastructure safety, they can report a hazard to the office of Safety and Emergency Preparedness through the footer on our homepage, “Click to Report a Safety Hazard.” Persons can also call our office at 434 982 0565 or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 02, 2017
UBike and Hoos Well are partnering to offer free bike-share passes to all UVA employees to help them reach their workout goals for the Spring Fitness Challenge! Just email email@example.com to receive the link for free registration. Spread the word!
Want help with your taxes?
January 30, 2017
Have your 2016 tax return prepared for free by UVA Law School, Darden, and Madison House student volunteers, certified by the IRS. Click here for more information.
Green Dot Program
January 27, 2017
UVA’s Green Dot program is a bystander intervention program that trains students, faculty, and staff in how to become active bystanders when they recognize a situation of sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking. Green Dot training specifically for faculty and staff will occur on Friday, January 27th from 1-4 in Newcomb 481. People who wish to attend can sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054fa8a72ba6f85-green.
2016 Legislative Forum
December 19, 2016
Staff are invited to attend this forum on Monday, December 19 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in the Rotunda Dome Room. For more information, visit 2016 Legislative Forum.
FLSA Overtime Rule Update
December 12, 2016
Following an injunction impacting updated FLSA regulations, the University has provided the following update:
A federal judge in Texas suspended the Department of Labor’s new federal overtime rule. The rule was scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016.
Until the timeline and impact of the final ruling is clear, the University of Virginia will respond as follows:
Pause the transition of exempt employees (including part-time) to non-exempt status until required;
Due to market and equity considerations, the pay increases that were approved, including the salary increases for all postdoctoral research associates, will proceed with original effective dates
The above actions were determined in collaboration with representatives across the University, are in alignment with our compensation philosophy and are consistent with the approach used by many peer institutions. Should you have questions, please contact the HR consultant for your school or unit.
Thank you for your patience during this time of transition.
Education Benefit Program Pilot in 2017
December 12, 2016
Through advocacy by the Staff Senate and incorporating staff feedback, the Education Benefit program has been revised. A pilot of the new program begins in January. Staff pursuing a degree or academic certificate will have access to more funds for tuition. We encourage staff to take advantage of this pilot program and share feedback with the Staff Senate via the Suggestion Box. For more information, see the Education Benefit pilot announcement email.
Retirement Workshops through Jan. 24, 2017
December 05, 2016
A series of retirment workshops are being offered. Check out the full schedule of upcoming retirement workshops here.
Town Hall Meeting: Inclusion and Diversity
November 28, 2016
The event on December 2 will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Newcomb Hall. This event will get students, faculty, staff, and administration together for discussions surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion (or lack thereof) in order to centralize our efforts to make change at UVA. We will be discussing various topics pertaining to inclusion and diversity.
Thanksgiving Meal Match: Register Soon
November 10, 2016
UVA's Lorna Sundberg International Center is seeking members of the UVA and Charlottesville community to participate in the Thanksgiving Meal Match by hosting UVA's international students, scholars, and their families. Click to register.
This Month Marks FEAP’s 25th Anniversary
November 03, 2016
The UVA Faculty and Employee Assistance Program celebrates 25 years of service to the UVA community (and beyond). For more information about FEAP or its anniversary, visit www.uvafeap.com.
Collaborative, Community, Creativity
October 28, 2016
Quality Core - Build Innovative Teams by Unleashing Your Creativity
Event Date: Nov. 10, 2016
Time: 1:45– 4:15 p.m.
Location: Kaleidoscope Room, Newcomb Hall
Presenter: Gweneth West - Professor of Drama, Costume Designer, and Faculty Senate Leader
Gweneth West, Professor of Drama, Costume Designer, and Faculty Senate Leader, facilitates this interactive workshop. Expand your capacity for creativity as ARTIST, EXPLORER, JUDGE, & WARRIOR in building innovative teams for excellence. This workshop will help you unleash your creativity for application in your daily work.
September 30, 2016
Flu shots are available at locations around grounds until Nov. 30. View the 2016 flu shot schedule.
2017 Holiday Calendar
September 30, 2016
The 2017 holiday calendar was just released. View that as well as the remaining holidays for 2016.
September 30, 2016
It’s time for the Fall 2016 Night Tour. The UVA Security and General Safety Committee is soliciting recommendations for sites to visit on its Fall Night Tour, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. The committee particularly seeks areas that could benefit from infrastructure improvements such as increased lighting, walkway repair, crossways, and related items. Please spread the word widely to your members and ask them to seek suggestions from their constituents. Send suggestions for venues to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 11.
Starving the Beast
September 27, 2016
Starving the Beast, a documentary film that examines the power struggle on college campuses, such as UVA, Wisconsin, UNC and LSU, is showing at Violet Crown Cinemas on Fri, Sept. 30 at 7 PM. The film documents a philosophical shift that seeks to reframe public higher education as a value proposition to be borne by the beneficiary of a college degree rather than as a public good for society. The film has garnered praise from both academic journals and film critics including the New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Open Enrollment 2016
September 19, 2016
Open Enrollment will run from Oct.1 - Oct. 28. Read about benefits and retirement plans.
September 12, 2016
Check out the new FAQ document about staff compensation at UVA created by Staff Senate in collaboration with UHR.
Report a Barrier Tool
September 01, 2016
If you discover a barrier to access on grounds, please use UVa’s report a barrier tool to help ensure equal access for all members of our community.