Staff Council Hosts Fall Carnival This Week; Elections Upcoming
The fall semester is well underway, and the leaves are beginning to turn. What better time for a carnival?
The Georgia Tech Staff Council invites all employees to a carnival-themed meet-and-greet on the lawn of the Campus Recreation Center (CRC) on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Employees can enjoy games, snacks, prizes, and meeting Staff Council members, who will be on hand to answer questions about the Staff Council and hear staff-related concerns. Bring a BuzzCard to attend. In the event of rain, the carnival will move inside the CRC.
The Staff Council exists to understand perspectives that are representative of the broad population of staff about matters of institutional importance, and to communicate those perspectives along with advice and suggestions to the Georgia Tech senior leadership. The council meets the third Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. Location information can be found on the Staff Council calendar at staffcouncil.gatech.edu.
This year, the Staff Council will continue its Inform Georgia Tech series, where it hosts speakers from different campus departments to explain how various aspects of the Institute work. This year’s first event in the series will cover perks and programs available through Georgia Tech Human Resources and the University System of Georgia. The event will take place Tuesday, Oct. 2, from noon to 1 p.m. in Press Room B, Bill Moore Student Success Center.
Nominations for membership to the Staff Council and for committee participation are now also underway. The Staff Council has openings in the areas of Administrative and Professional, Skilled Trades, and Information Technology for seven members, each of whom serve a three-year term, beginning in January 2019. Full requirements are available at staffcouncil.gatech.edu/staff-council-elections. Nominations are due Friday, Sept. 28, and self-nominations are welcome. Voting will be open Oct. 15–26.
Committee participation is a one-year commitment, and participants can choose from one of five committees: Campus Physical Environment, Communication, Compensation and Benefits, Employee Engagement, and Employee Health and Well-Being. Applications are also due Friday, Sept. 28.
To learn more about the Staff Council, visit staffcouncil.gatech.edu.