Serving since 1992

Get involved with the Community Service Committee

July 25, 2016

The Employee Forum has created a new committee, the Community Service Committee, to help promote UNC staff community service efforts.  This committee, in coordination with members of Carolina Center for Public Service, Carolina Union Activities Board, and other campus organizations, will host various community service events throughout the year, similar in nature to the annual Carolina Blood Drive that is currently hosted by the Employee Forum each year. The committee will also advertise various other ways in which UNC Employees can participate in community service throughout Chapel Hill and the wider North Carolina community and use their community service leave.

In creating this new committee, we at the Employee Forum strive to fulfill the University’s Mission to “serve North Carolina, the United States, and the world through teaching, research, and public service” and also to “improve society and to help solve the world’s greatest problems.” This committee will help to ensure that we as employees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seek to foster an active and engaged commitment to our University and our wider community.

The more people we have helping us, the better we can do in establishing the UNC Faculty/Staff Community Service Initiative and hosting various community service opportunities through the Employee Forum! Please keep in mind that you do not have to be on the Employee Forum to serve on a committee! Even if you are just interested in helping out at the various events we plan throughout the year, that is also much appreciated. Every little bit helps.

If you are interested in signing up for the committee listserv or helping us out in any way, please email the Chair, Katie Musgrove at kmusgrov@email.unc.edu.

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2013 Call for Delegate Nominations

March 8, 2013

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

 Nominate yourself or someone else for the Forum Delegate Elections at http://forum.unc.edu/nomination/        

March 7, 2013

Dear Fellow UNC-Chapel Hill Employee:

It’s time to elect new delegates to the Employee Forum.  The Forum, which began in 1992, is the collective voice for SPA and EPA non-faculty employees on our campus, and its effectiveness depends on your participation and support.  Chancellor Thorp has expressed his support for the Forum and its work on behalf of the University’s staff, stating that he believes:

 “For Carolina to be the best place to teach, learn and discover it must
be a great place to work for our employees. Serving on the Employee
Forum is an opportunity to contribute to that process and make a
difference on behalf of your fellow workers.”

             Please talk with your colleagues about participation in the Forum, and send us the names of those you would like to represent your interests. Each of nine electoral divisions elects representatives based on the proportional number of employees in the division (see table below).

The process of electing delegates begins in March to allow time for new delegate orientation prior to the assumption of duties.  In April, you will receive a ballot asking you to vote for your new Forum representatives.

Delegate Responsibility

Employee Forum meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month, and there is an attendance policy designed to encourage participation and true representation.  If a delegate misses three unexcused consecutive meetings or five in a nine-month period, he or she is automatically replaced.  Term in office is from May 2013-June 2015.  Delegate participation will be considered work time.

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as a Forum delegate.  Effective service requires dedication, enthusiasm, and time.  Monthly meetings are two and a half hours in length.  In addition, delegates are likely to spend additional time up to six hours per month on committee and other essential work (more for officers and committee chairs).  Employees who accept nominations should verify that their managers will approve the time to support this important service to the University.

 Nominations

We need your help in identifying people who are willing to serve on the Forum.  You may nominate any permanent UNC-Chapel Hill employee, including yourself, from any electoral division.  Please verify that your nominees are willing to serve.

Nominations must be received by March 22.

 Elections

The Forum will be composed of approximately 60 elected delegates. This year we will elect 36 new delegates from across all nine electoral divisions.

If you have any questions about the nomination or election process or about Forum issues, please feel free to contact the Forum office at 962-3779 or the Forum Web site at http://forum.unc.edu

Sincerely,

Jackie Overton, Forum Chair

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2013 Employee Forum Electoral Divisions
as of March 7, 2013

Division

Number of

Employees

Percent of

Population

Seats on

Forum

Seats to be

Elected

1  EPA Non-Faculty

1931

23.0

14 (13.8)

13

2  Service /Maintenance

681

8.1

5 (4.9)

2

3  Skilled Craft

480

5.7

3 (3.4)

3

4  SPA Clerical/Secretarial

    Academic Affairs (AA)

253

3.0

2 (1.8)

2

5  SPA Clerical/Secretarial

    Health Affairs (HA)

547

6.5

4 (3.9)

3

6  SPA Clerical/Secretarial

    Other than AA & HA

730

8.7

5 (5.2)

4

7  SPA Technical

877

10.4

6 (6.2)

5

8  SPA Professional

2764

32.9

20 (19.7)

13

9  SPA Exec. Administration

    Managerial

146

1.7

1 (1.0)

1

Totals

8409

100.0~

60~

46

 

Nominate yourself or someone else for the Forum Delegate Elections at http://forum.unc.edu/nomination/

 

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Do You Like to Garden?

September 6, 2011

Come work with us at the Carolina Campus Community Garden!

The Carolina Campus Community Garden is a year-round garden on the corner of Wilson St. and Cameron Ave. The harvest is currently enjoyed by staff members from UNC Facilities Services.

Volunteers are needed to help maintain the garden. Workdays are Wednesdays from 4-6pm and Sundays from 3-5pm. Employees may use their community service leave to work at the Garden, with their supervisor’s approval.

Donations designated for the Carolina Campus Community Garden are being made, and Garden Coordinator, Claire Lorch, states that much more is needed in order to make the Garden a sustainable enterprise. Funding priorities are staffing, as well as garden supplies, plants, seeds and other materials. To make a donation to the Carolina Campus Community Garden go to http://sites.google.com/site/uncgarden/make-donations or look for the donation box at the garden workdays.

If you would like to receive notices about Garden workdays and other exciting Garden workshops, please contact Claire Lorch at clorch@email.unc.edu.

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