OS Council Meeting
By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
February 20, 2008
The OS Council plans to install communication boards in 12 locations in dining,
hospitality and maintenance zones to better inform constituents on issues being
discussed during meetings.
Minutes from the meetings as well as an overview on topical subjects as they
arise will be posted on the bulletin boards, providing those workers who don’t
have easy access to computers with information that might be of interest to
Council representatives will install the communication boards during the spring
During the annual retreat earlier this year, OS councilors identified several
areas of concern to be addressed this year. Those to be worked on first include
finding a better parking solution for critical workers who must come in during
curtailed operations; coordinating plans with CIS, Web Solutions, and the HR
Office of Professional and Organizational Development to implement some new,
creative approaches to providing departments with a variety of computer training
needs including Web site maintenance; and reviewing the possibility of a 360
degree process for performance evaluations.
OS representatives will also try to organize brownbag lunches with constituents
where question and answer sessions can occur. To launch that idea, on Tuesday,
Feb. 26, the council will host an open forum for staff from noon to 3 p.m.
in the Salmon Falls Room at Holloway Commons.
Staff members are invited to stop in to meet council representatives, ask
questions, offer feedback and voice concerns. Light refreshments will be served.
In other news, Holly Hillsgrove, Lonn Sattler and Slava Bruder were selected
to serve on the Presidential Award of Excellence nominating committee.
Sharon Demers from HR reminded the council that information is available at
the HR Web site (http://www.unh.edu/hr/Union-Q-and-A-2008.htm ) related to
efforts to create a staff union on campus. HR had previously notified employees
via email and snail mail that they had been fielding questions related to unionization.
Questions can be emailed to email@example.com or directly to Demers. OS Council
members welcome your questions and comments about unionization as well.