OS Council Discusses Goals
By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
July 23, 2008
A survey conducted earlier this year by the OS Council cited the same top
four concerns as those revealed in a poll taken during the 2007 benefits fair:
wages, parking, advancement opportunities and healthcare costs and benefits.
Results of the April 2008 survey were shared at the July 9 council meeting.
A question related to the issues asked what employees would like to see improved
on or changed. In response to a follow-up query of whether either change or
improvement is possible, 53 respondents replied yes while 64 answered no. A
total of 208 people took the survey.
To the question of what workers like best about their jobs, the top three
answers were coworkers, benefits and the tasks they perform or the variety
of work they do.
The results of the survey have been shared with President Mark Huddleston.
In other news, councilors decided there is no conflict of interest in having
chairman Matty Leighton also record the meeting minutes. There was also a discussion
on a brainstorming session that had taken place at a previous meeting where
counselors identified objectives to address in the future.
After reviewing the goals, the following were determined to be priorities:
creating a 360-degree evaluation process; establishing a review board to hear
employees’ concerns/complaints; updating the OS Council Web site; and
helping UNH–M employees address their issues.
Additionally, councilors decided on the next topic for the OS communication
boards, used to help keep employees who don’t have access to computers
abreast of current issues and council actions.
Currently the communication boards have information on UNH’s wellness
program as well as minutes from prior meetings.