Permission Granted: the need for a UNC System Personnel Advisory Board

January 19, 2012

Here’s an idea thrown out for consideration.   First, let’s assume for a moment, permission has been granted to create a separate HR system for the UNC system.

Let us also assume employee rights are protected in accordance with the good intentions of President Ross and Employee Forum Resolution 11-03 (res1103final).

The Staff Assembly (SA) has collected information from campus staff organizations. UNC General Administration (GA) received the recommendations from the SA and other constituents, created a new HR system and submitted the proposal to the Board of Governors (BOG).  After a review, the BOG approves the proposed HR system.  We are off running in a separate UNC HR system.

Now what happens when revisions are proposed or grievances are escalated beyond individual campuses?

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Voices of the help: Domestic Workers tell their stories (

January 13, 2012

Voices of the help: Domestic Workers tell their stories


Editor’s note: The conventional myth is that America is a classless society. The reality, however, is that a person’s worth–and often their intelligence–is judged on how they earn a paycheck. There’s a loose, vague pecking order in society that needs to be challenged.  We should focus on those things that we have in common; not the things that make us different.

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Open Forum Agenda

September 6, 2011

Employee Forum Agenda

September 7, 2011

9:15 a.m. —-Meeting: Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library

I. Call to Order

II. Welcome Guests & Members of the Press

III. Special Presentations

Terri Houston, Interim Director for Diversity & Multicultural Affairs
Joshua Boone & Chris Meinecke on Carolina Cares/Carolina Shares

IV. Human Resources Update—Vice Chancellor Brenda Malone

V. Approval of August Minutes

VI. Old Business

VII. New Business

VIII. Forum Committee Reports

Carolina Community Garden Advisory: Sarah Poteete
Communications and Public Relations: Jerry Waller
Compensation & Benefits: Dan Barmmer
Education and Career Development: Rick Bradley
Legislative Action: Ellen Donna Brooks
Membership & Assignments: Myra Quick
Recognition & Awards: Chris Meinecke
Staff Relations, Policies & Practices: James Holman (August minutes)
UNC System Staff Assembly: Danny Nguyen/Jonathan Stephenson
Executive Committee: Jackie Overton (May, July minutes)

IX. Announcements/Questions

X. Adjournment

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