USG Staff Council

Serving as a voice and advocate for all USG staff since 1994

Concerns and Goals

List of Concerns - Picking Top 5 at the USGSC

Plan: Once we select the Top 5, we will ask representatives to do some research and provide content and background. Then we will submit those items to our USG representative, Dr. Junita Hicks.

  • Benefits changes
  • Recognition policies
  • Maternity/Paternity leave
  • Well-being flex policy
  • Parking
  • Manager training
  • Professional development/Career pathing
  • TAP benefits for USG employee’s dependents who have been employed full time for five years.
  • With increasing health care cost, the wellness incentive should increase from $100 to $200
  • Bereavement Leave as an option in addition to current approved leave types. This should include no less than 40 annual hours of non-rollover hours.
  • Partnership with USG and TCSG to allow TAP to cover institution tuition in any of these systems for their employees.
  • Pending more research (I want to request that tuition of Executive Total Cost Programs be waived for TAP eligible employees, but all other fees come out of pocket. Currently employees pay everything. The research that is needed is if Executive Total Cost Programs are fully funded by tuition or do the fees subsidize what the university provides.

USG Staff Council Strategic Plans

Plan: As a body, decide which short term goal and long term goal we will tackle this year and have representatives/individual staff councils take the lead.

Short Term Goals

  • Official mentorship, especially for new SC participants and chairs
    • Action Steps
      • Who is going to take the lead
      • Timeline of completion
      • Budget Impact
  • Creating a funnel of staff concerns to the Chancellor and BOR
    • Action Steps
      • Who is going to take the lead
      • Timeline of completion
      • Budget impact
  • Creating a committee for the Participation awards
    • Action Steps
      • Who is going to take the lead
      • Timeline of completion-Feb 19(Vote on the proposal) and USGSC 2020 Award first recipients
      • Budget impact
  • Amp up communication from the USG Staff Council to the Institution Staff Councils, increasing visibility and voice
    • Action Steps
      • Who is going to take the lead-Executive Board
      • Timeline of completion-Every Two weeks
      • Get on agenda at administrative meetings
      • Budget impact

Long Term Goals

  • Leader in initiating change (Be an example to institutions) and improving processes holistically
    • Action Steps
      • Who is going to take the lead
      • Timeline of completion
      • Budget impact
  • Create a plan to address: Moral, mental and physical health
    • Action Steps
      • Who is going to take the lead
      • Timeline of completion
      • Budget impact
  • Creating campaigns to engage a more cohesiveness among faculty and staff at the institution level
    • Action Steps
      • Who is going to take the lead
      • Timeline of completion
      • Budget impact