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Thursday November 17,  2022
We're putting a call out 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.  

Carol Brakenwagen is a representative from Howe Library were she is a Senor Library Support staff member..  Carol has been on Staff Council since 2020 and currently serves n 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.  Carol has said, "I’ve joined Staff Council to try to help build frameworks for mutual understanding and solution-building, with an eye for sustainability and universal human dignity.  A Rhode Island native, I graduated from UVM in 2014 with a degree in History and a minor in Forestry. One of my secret favorite hobbies is drawing maps for fictional stories in fictional lands." 

Consider joining Carol 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. 

Welcome Allie Provost, new representative to Staff Council
 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!
campus news

Please refer to for important information regarding campus parking and transportation during the upcoming Thanksgiving 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.
UVM Health & Wellness Coaching Employee Connection:  Ready to make lasting change to improve your health?  Connect with a community dedicated to wellbeing.  Click here for details..
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - On this “You Can Quote Me,” the University of Vermont is freezing tuition again and offering free tuition to a lot of Vermont students. We speak with university President Suresh Garimella.  11.06.22 - Click logo above for video.
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
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 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
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.
UVM Reporter Training
Facilitator: Kelly Riel - Clery Act Coordinator
Multiple date and time offerings 
PeopleSoft Code: POL015
For participants to understand how and why they have been identified as UVM Reporters, what sorts of incidents they must report, and the reporting process and protocols to follow should they learn about an incident.

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.