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Thursday December 1,  2022
Last chance to sign up fort for volunteers and bake sale donations for the 2022 Holiday Bazaar and Food Drive, which will occurring in-person on Wednesday December 7th, 2022, from 9AM to 3PM in the Davis Center's Grand Maple Ballroom. Dozens of vendors will be selling local arts, crafts, jewelry, baked goods and more!

If you have attended the Holiday Bazaar in the past, you'll know how big this event is! We need many hands-on-deck that day to make it a successful event. It would be wonderful if you could donate even just one hour of your day on 12/7 for this fabulous community event. All staff are welcome to help. We also need bake sale items - all the sales from which will go toward funding future Social Committee events.
Scan for the 2022 vendor list and map or click here to download a copy

Krista Melany is a new  representative this year from HRS were she is a Communications Professional.  Krista currently serves on the Community Engagement Committee as Co-Chair and is also on the Staff Council Professional Development  Fund Committee.  When Krista became a representative, she stated, "Making sure communication to UVM’s diverse employee population is accessible, clear, and timely is important to me, and I believe Staff Council shares in this mission. I am pleased to be a part of this dynamic group and hope to contribute in whatever way I can. Staff Council’s commitment to staff by offering beneficial resources, services, and events, in very special. Most recently, I completed graduate studies at UVM receiving my Master’s degree in Education. Other degrees include a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Saint Michael’s College, and an Associate’s degree in Communications from Champlain."

Consider joining Krista as a representative on Staff Council, Visit our representative page on our website for additional openings.

In This Issue:
Staff Council News

Campus News
Community Resources
UVM Professional Development & Training - Updated
Staff Council News

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 12/6/22 from 12:05-1:30
All members of the UVM community are welcome. 
The Microsoft Teams meeting link will be posted prior to the
meeting on the front page of the Staff Council website, or my may join in-person at the Jost Foundation room in Davis.  Meeting agendas, minutes, and video recordings
are also available on our website. 

The Staff Council Professional Development Fund Committee handed out 6 awards for Q2 totaling $3000.  Awardees came from the Division of Finance, CAL's, Residential Life, Student Life and DEI.  Thank you for investing in your professional development and bringing back your new skills to UVM.
 All non-represented staff staff are eligible to apply. (With the ratification of the UVMSU contract, UVMSU members are no longer eligible per the Memorandum of Understanding)
UVM Animal Stars
The UVM Animal Stars pet directory is temporarily not accepting new profiles. We'll let you know when we open back up for new furry friends!

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campus news

Please refer to for important information regarding campus parking and transportation during the upcoming holiday and semester break periods. It is imperative you look at this information for specific instructions regarding parking or leaving a car on campus during these periods, as well as information to serve your transportation needs. Please call us at 802-656-8686 or email with further questions or concerns.

This year's UVM United Way campaign is officially underway.  Our goal is for 400 UVM community members to participate in the campaign by December 31st.  Click here for more details.
At the recent Safety Officers meeting, Sgt Melanie Waldbrise (She/Her),  provided a presentation on Workplace Violence & Threat Response.  Linked below are copies of the information covered
UVM employees get 15% off. When ordering online, you will need to sign in with your UVM credentials and then you will see the fac/staff discount. (The 15% cannot be combined with the other discount packages we’re offering.)
Community Resources
For additional details, click here.  
Food and Meal Resources
COVID-Support VT: VT Everyone Eats:
Vermont Housing Finance Agency
Vermont Housing Finance Agency has launched its Homeowner Assistance Program, which offers grants for missed payments on mortgages, utilities (water/sewer,
electricity, home heating), property taxes, and homeowner's or condominium association fees. Vermont homeowners can apply here: They have assistance for applicants available through their hotline at (833) 221-4208, including housing counseling and translation assistance through local agencies. 
The Champlain Housing Trust announced a suite of initiatives and financing options to help Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) become homeowners through its signature shared equity program.  Click to learn more.
Looking for more ways to help yourself and others this season?  The Staff Council Office, the Social Committee, and the Community Engagement Committee have put their heads together to bring you this list as a place to start when looking for ways to help your community through these cold months. Make sure you check out the many other awesome local organizations near you who may be in need of assistance. Click here for a list of more resources and opportunities.  .
This section of Staffline highlights both internal and external opportunities for training and development. We try to feature both free events and those which have a cost, with a friendly reminder that if you are a non-represented staff, you could potentially apply for the Staff Council Professional Development Fund to pay for them. 3rd quarter application period is open.
For PD&T's latest newsletter, click here.
Download Full Fiscal Year Schedule (pdf)
Classes are added throughout the year, so check back regularly.