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Staffline - a publication of UVM Staff Council
Tuesday November 1,  2022
We're looking for volunteers and bake sale donations for the 2022 Holiday Bazaar and Food Drive, which will be happening 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.

Bailey Beltramo is a new representative this year and is a Content Producer with the Division of Strategic Communications.  On Staff Council, Bailey serves on the Personal & Professional Development Committee that is working on a Ted talk type of series to bring to campus, re-examine parking on campus and oversees the Staff Council Professional Development Fund.  Bailey has said, "I’m new to working in higher ed, and new to Staff Council, but I’m excited for this opportunity to get to know the University and fellow staff members better – as well as how best I can support this community.

When not in the office, my life is largely centered around cameras and the outdoors. I love biking, climbing, skiing, traveling, and telling visual and documentary stories based in those settings." 

Consider joining Bailey 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, 11/1/22 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. 

 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)
Find out what each committee has been or is working on for the year Staff Council Committee Webpage

Staff Council Meeting Agendas, Minutes, Officers Report & Meeting Recording's
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!
campus news
Open Enrollment For 2023 and Premium Information.
Walk-in flu clinics will be offered through November outside Living Well in the Davis Center offered by the Center For Health and Wellbeing in partnership with Waterbury Rescue. No appointment is necessary.  Click for Details
UVM Employee Wellness and UVM Medical Center staff have partnered once again to bring flu shots to campus so that employees can access the flu vaccine quickly. Registration is required.  Click for details
The First Nations Collective located in CESS invites you to save the date for the following presentation with keynote speaker, Dr. Tria Blu Wakpa:  Click for more details
Combating Settler Colonial Injustice: Performativity, Possibility,
and Land Acknowledgements in Academia
Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 5-6PM
Davis Center, Livak Ballroom
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.)
  • Campus Recreation Mission

    Campus Recreation at the University of Vermont is committed to making student participation in recreational activities an essential component of the UVM experience. By providing outstanding leadership and a variety of high quality program offerings, we meet the recreational interests of a diverse student body. Our efforts are focused on activities that create positive social interaction, opportunities for education and development, and promotion of healthy lifestyles among students as well as faculty/staff and community.

  • Facility Schedules
  • Bouldering Wall Safety Video
  • Access the live schedule online
Community Resources
The Junior League of Champlain Valley Diaper Bank in Vermont is providing free diapers to parents in the UVM community.

If you are a new parent, have an infant or toddler and would like support in minimizing the cost of diapers, please send the size and quantity you need to  
Diapers will be available for pickup from September 9th, 2022.
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.
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. 2nd quarter application period is closed.
Best Practices for Supervisors in a Remote Environment
Facilitator: UVM Labor & Relations Department
November 10, 1:00pm - 2:30pm 
PeopleSoft Code: SLEO43
This workshop for current supervisors offers an opportunity to share what has worked in the remote environment, and share best practices and resources for supervisors from the Labor and Employee Relations team.

Having Difficult Conversations with Employees
Facilitator: UVM Labor & Relations Department
December 15, 1:00pm - 3:30pm 
PeopleSoft Code: SLE042
The team will introduce skills to help participants increase their confidence and effectiveness in having difficult conversations with employees. How should a supervisor discuss performance, misconduct and other common challenging scenarios. Various practice scenarios will be presented. Learn 10 common mistakes in giving feedback.
Download Full Fiscal Year Schedule (pdf)
Classes are added throughout the year, so check back regularly.