Professional and Scientific Council Meeting
Thursday, December 1 at
2:10 p.m. - Gallery Room - Memorial Union
Please join us for the
Professional and Scientific Council meeting. All P&S
employees are welcome to attend.
CYtation Award Deadline
The following CYtation
Awards are available to P&S employees:
New Professional and Scientific Council Member
Awards are given to individuals and teams who are Professional and
Scientific employees. They must be nominated for performing above and
beyond the call of duty, and/or doing something extraordinarily well,
and/or acting in such a way as to make a very real difference in the
deadline for nominations is 11:59 p.m., Dec. 1, 2016.
Fair Labor Standards
On November 23,
President Leath sent out a message to all ISU P&S employees and
faculty informing of an injunction in place that has put the new Fair
Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guidelines on hold.
Because of this, the
FLSA Open Forum scheduled for December 13 has been cancelled, and
will be rescheduled for a future date if the updated guidelines do go
into effect. For the latest information on the status of the
FLSA, please visit www.hrs.iastate.edu/hrs/.
Your Professional and
Scientific Council is continuing to advocate on your behalf regarding
any changes to the FLSA guidelines.
If you have any
specific questions or concerns you wish to share, please feel free to
forward them to Clayton Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org), your Professional and Scientific Council President.
The most recent changes
for partial closes can be found in the Staffing Guidance for University Breaks
and the FAQ
Guidance for University Breaks that were updated in
September 2016. Both documents can be found at: http://www.hrs.iastate.edu/hrs/node/49
Adventure From Initiating to Innovating
2017 Professional and Scientific Council Professional
Registration for the
2017 Professional and Scientific Council Professional Development
Conference is scheduled to open next week! The conference will be
held Tuesday, February 28, at the Scheman Building and will offer
inspiration and motivation through sessions that focus on cultivating
your professional - as well as your personal - life.
include leadership, health and wellness, professional resources, and
human interactions. In addition to the keynote speaker, Maura Cullen,
one of the leading authorities on issues of leadership and diversity,
the conference will also feature presenters from around campus,
including Rod Bagley from the College of Veterinary Medicine who will
present on Surviving
Change Using Principles of Crucial Conversations, Liz
Zuercher from Grants Hub who will present on Project Management and Beyond,
and Stacy Tye-Williams who will present on Workplace Bullying: Not Just a
Der Vang, Multicultural
Liaison Officer, LAS
Der Vang, Multicultural
Liaison Officer in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was the
recipient of a 2015 CYtation Award. She has broken ground in LAS by
assessing the needs of multicultural students and acting on them. She
saw that students wanted to connect with one another and
opportunities for leadership so she created the Bridging
Opportunities in Leadership and Diversity (BOLD) Learning Community
which is a vibrant, growing community with students, peer mentors,
and student leaders. Learn more about Der here.
Der Vang, center, speaks with
students. Photo courtesy of Link magazine.
Professional and Scientific council members are here to represent
you. The names and contact information for all Council Members can be