Newsletter Archive

2021

September 2021

ISU COVID-19 vaccination clinics continue in September; Proposals for P&S Council Professional Development Conference wanted; Did You Know? Power of partnership spurs ISU Extension and Outreach and special interest areas; Virtual financial workshops offer money motivation this fall; Highlighting ISU Staff: Katie Wiegand

August 2021

Recreation Services changes target ISU staff; Series of COVID-19 vaccination clinics announced; Did You Know? Accessibility course for ISU staff offered; Seminar Series Sept. 7 event preview; Archived Seminar Series events offer recap of handling workplace challenges; Advance Child Tax Credit offers important changes for families; Congratulations to new and re-elected councilors; Highlighting ISU Staff: Scott Willsey

July 2021

In case you missed it: P&S employees to receive 2.1% pay hike; Comment period for digital accessibilty through August 31; Did you know? SHOP food pantry needs summer help; Highlighting ISU staff: Heidi Long

June 2021

Return to workplace July 1 - information being updated, council releases statement; July 1 return to office/child care tips; COVID vaccination - ISU center closed, many options available; Your vocie needed - join P&S Council; Did you know? ISU Policy Library; Highlighting ISU Staff: Jenni Winter

May 2021

The WorkFlex question: Council advocating for constituents, working with university leadership; Sixty Professional and Scientific employees honored with council's CYtation Awards; In case you missed it: Temporary changes in DCAP policy allows more flexibility for employees; P&S Council submits FY22 salary statement to Iowa Board of Regents; May council Seminar Series event preview ("Continuing the Critical Conversation About DEI"); Did you know? You can become an adviser for an Iowa State University student organization; ISU COVID vacination clinic extends dates into May; Highlighting ISU Staff: Lexi Elliott, Liz Hergert, Tessa Brow

April 2021

April Seminar Series event preview ("Maintaining Wellness Post-Pandemic"); May Seninar Series event preview ("Continuing the Critical Conversation About DEI"); Did You Know? The FMLA Policy; Highighting ISU Staff: Misty Treanor

March 2021

Councilor nominations open through March 5; Seminar Series events preview ("March, April Seminar Series events focus on wellness"); Did You Know? You can become an adviser for an ISU student organization; Highlighting ISU Staff: Diann Burright

February 2021

Registration open for Professional Development Conference, "Cultivate Your Adventure: Growing Through Change;" P&S Council councilor nominations open Feb. 5; Early Retirement Incentive deadline reminder; February Seminar Series event preview (COVID-19: Where Are We In The Pandemic?); Did You Know? Resources available for winter commuting isssues; HIghlighting ISU Staff: Erin Kramer & Scott Willsey

January 2021

Professional Development Experience save the date; January Council Seminar Series event preview (Get to Know The ISU Ombuds Office*); February Seminar Series event preview (COVID 19: Where Are We In The Pandemic?); In Case You Missed It - UHR extends COVID-related time off options; feature item: Many Rose to Challenges of Fall 2020 Semester; Highlighting ISU Staff: Megan Peterson
* After publication the title of this event was changed to "ISU Ombuds Office: Strategies for Addressing Interdepartmental Challenges"

 

2020

December 2020

Professional Development Experience save the date; CYtation Awards nomination reminder; December 2020 Seminar Series event preview (Building Partnerships Through PiEs Framework); January 2021 Seninar Series event (TBD) save the date; university mental health options for P&S employees; Did You Know? SHOP Food Pantry; Highlighting ISU Staff - Heather Simmons

November 2020

Professional Development Experience preview; November/December 2020 Seminar Series event previews (Impact of Caregiving/Building Partnerships Through PiEs Framework); In Case You Missed It - COVID-19 Alternative Work Arrangement modification; CYtation Award nominations reminder; Did You Know? Campus interest groups; Highlighting ISU Staff - Heidi Doellinger

October 2020

Employee flu vaccination reminder; October/November 2020 Seminar Series event previews (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Roundtable/Impact of Caregiving); Did You Know? Benefits through Employee Assistance Program; CYtation Award nominations open; Highlighting ISU Staff - Admission's New Student Programs and Virtual Visits Teams

September 2020

In Case You Missed It - Flex contributions can be changed, COVID-19; Did You Know? Title IX changes require mandatory training; September 2020 Seminar Series event preview (Engaging Staff for Positive Learning); Sign up as P&S Council substitute councilor; Highlighting ISU Staff - Jody Larson

August 2020

Volunteers needed for COVID-19 move-in testing; Did You Know? Not too late for COVID-19 Alternative Work Arrangement; Campus parking options for fall semester; In Case You Missed It - Updates to tuition, travel reimbursement; New campus mental health resources; Highlighting ISU Staff - Rhonda Evans

July 2020

P&S Council passes antiracism motion; Class-Comp Review implementation underway; P&S Council strategic initiatives preview; P&S Council executive committee installed; New and re-elected P&S councilors begin term; Did You Know? Blue 365 offers many benefits; Highlighting ISU Staff - Lisa Green

June 2020

Statement of support for ISU community members of color; June 2020 Seminar Series event preview (stereotypes); ISU travel policy revisions; Did You Know? Tuition reimbursement for P&S employees; Highlighting ISU Staff - Cara Fila

May 2020

May 2020 Seminar Series event preview (retiement surprises); meet your 2020-21 P&S Council members; Did You Know? Adventure2; virtual meetings as morale boosters; Highlighting ISU Staff - Jamie Niman

April 2020

Vote for P&S Council candidates; April 2020 Seminar Series event - class-comp review implementation; P&S Council CYtation Awards update; ISU COVID-19 web page; Highlighting ISU Staff - Peter Lawlor

March 2020

Nominations for P&S Council representatives open; March 2020 Seminar Series event (infusing fun into workplace); class-comp review rollout approved; April 2020 Seminar Series event preview - class-comp program implementation; ISU launches COVID-19 web page; Highlighting ISU Staff - Katy Cran

February 2020

2020 Professional Development Conference preview; March 2020 Seminar Series event (infusing fun into workplace); Did You Know? Winter weather tips from FP&M; Highlighting ISU Staff - Student Counseling Servies Team; P&S Council online - web site, socil media promo

January 2020

Registration reminder - Professional Development Conference; January 2020 Seminar Series event (negotiating for success); Did You Know? ISU Physical Therapy

 

2019

December 2019 

2020 Professional Development Development Conference registration opens; Seminar Series December event preview (creating effective presentations); Seminar Series January event preview (negotiating for success); Highlighting ISU staff-Brett Willenborg

November 2019 

CYtation Award nominations open; Seminar Series Novemeber event preview (managing teams for creative outcomes); Seminar Series December event preview (creating effective presentations); 2020 Professional Development Conference save-the-date; Highlighting ISU staff-Student Loan Education Office

October 2019

Seminar Series October event preview (implicit bias and what you can do); Accessing Seminar Series events on Learn@ISU; Flu shots available; Highlighting ISU staff-: Marisa Mendoza

September 2019

Seminar Series September event preview (P&S classificafication and compensation review); Seminar Series October event preview (implicit bias and what you can do); Highlighting ISU staff-Cindy Robertson

August 2019

Seminar Series August event preview (saving for retirement); Seminar Series September event preview (P&S classificafication and compensation review); Highlighting ISU staff-Josh Obrecht

July 2019

Share your thoughts: Impact of ISD; Seminar Series July event preview (So you know your personality style, now what?); Seminar Series August event preview (saving for retirement); Introducing 2019-2020 Executive Committee members; New councilors begin term; Highlighting ISU staff-Cathy Owen

June 2019

Share your feedback on policies in Policy Library; Seminar Series May event follow up (digital accessibility); Seminar Series June event preview (communicating with your supervisor); Seminar Series July event preview (So you know your personality style, now what?); Staff learning and developmen with online resources; Highlighting ISU staff-Nora Ryan

May 2019 

Share your feedback on policies impacted by WorkCyte and ISD; Seminar Series May event preview (digital accessibility); Save-the-date: P&S Council meet and greet; A look at Environmental Health & Safety; Highlighting ISU staff-Seth Miller

April 2019

Seminar Series April event preview (emotional intelligence); Share your feedback on ISU weather closure policy; new P&S Council website; ISU resources: Department of Public Safety; Highlighting ISU staff--Ron Cox

March 2019

Nominations open for P&S Council; Seminar Series March event preview (P&S classification & compensation review: Position leveling guidelines); 2019 Professional Development Conference completed; Dispute resolution and grievance management; Affinity group survey open; Highlighting ISU staff: Camille Schroeder

February 2019

Registration for 2019 Professional Development Conference ends soon; Affinity group survey open; Highlighting ISU staff- Ranae Roberts

January 2019

ISD job showcase; Early registration available for 2019 Professional Development Conference; Seminar Series January event preview (Motivational interviewing to evoke behavioral change); Performance management using the Employee and Labor Relations Office; Highlighting ISU staff-Taren Crow

 

2018

December 2018

Seminar Series December event preview (Empowering resiliency during challenging times); ISD feedback results; P&S Council end of semester celebration; Registration opens for 2019 Professional Development Conference; Seminar Series January event preview (Motivational interviewing to evoke behavioral change); Workplace accomdations; Highlighting ISU staff-Mary Scott-Hall

November 2018

CYtation Award nominations open; Open change period for benefits open; Seminar Series November event preview (Getting a mentor, being a mentor); Congratulating P&S employees recieving University Awards; Introducing Highlighting ISU staff awards; Understanding Employee Assistance Program; Save-the-date: P&S Council end of semester celebration and 2019 Professional Development Conference  

October 2018

Open forum on proposed Improved Service Delivery models for Human Resources and Finance; Council endorses 2018-2019 strategic initiatives; Professional Development Conference proposals due; Seminar Series November event preview (Getting a mentor, being a mentor); Creating a culture of well-being; Introducing 2018-2019Executive Committee members

September 2018

Call for Professional Development Conference proposals; Highlighting ISU resources: Physical therapy for staff at Thielen Health Center; ISU Principles of Community video available; Campus climate reporting tool available; Tera Lawson representing P&S employees on the University Human Resources Classification and Compensation Extended Project Team; Seminar Series past events are available on Learn@ISU

August 2018

Highlighting ISU resources: the Ombuds Office; Seminar Series August event preview (Know Yourself Better: How Do I Respond to Expectations?); Seminar Series past events are available on Learn@ISU; Find your P&S council representative 

July 2018

Seminar Series July event preview (Using DiSC in the workplace); Providing feedback for P&S Council's 2018-2019 strategic initiatives; FMLA and leave policies after arrival of a child; Seminar Series August event preview (Know Yourself Better: How Do I Respond to Expectations?); transfer of Council presidency

June 2018

May 2018

Save-the-date: P&S Council meet and greet; Congratulating newly elected P&S Council representatives; the Extra-Meritorious Performance Pay Program; Seminar Series May event preview (Walk the Labyrinth); Seminar Series June event preview (Being a transformative leader)

April 2018

Vote now for P&S Councilors; P&S President to provide statement to Board of Regents; 51 P&S employees honored at CYtation Awards ceremony; Feedback requested: Authorship policy; Seminar Series April event preview (Using social media professionally and effectively); Seminar Series May event preview (Walk the Labyrinth)

March 2018

Nominations open for P&S Council; Seminar Series March event preview (Open forum on the P&S classification and compensation review); 2018 Professional Development Conference completed; Amended Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Involving Students policy; Seminar Series April event preview (Using social media professionally and effectively); Get to know more about P&S Council

February 2018

Make your voice heard regarding proposed budget cuts from the Iowa Senate; Professional Development Conference registration deadline approaching; Nominations opening for 2018-2019 P&S Council; Seminar Series March event preview (Open forum on the P&S classification and compensation review); Seminar Series April event preview (Using social media professionally and effectively); Get to know more about P&S Council

January 2018

Early registration open for the 2018 Professional Development Conference; Seminar Series March event preview (Open forum on the P&S classification and compensation review); Seminar Series January event preview (Focus on Green Dot); Get to know more about P&S Council 

 

2017

December 2017

Registration opens for 2018 Professional Development Conference; Seminar Series December event preview (Using estate planning documents); Seminar Series January event preview (Focus on Green Dot); P&S Council 2018 strategic initiatives posted; Final reading for Catastrophic Illness or Injury and Sexual Misconduct policies; eminar Series past events are available on Learn@ISU; Nomination period open for P&S Council

November 2017

Open change period for benefits open; CYtation Award deadline approaching; Campus climate survey deadline extended; 2018 Professional Development Conference keynote speaker announced; Professional & Scientific Classification and Compensation Review event preview 

October 2017

P&S employees honored at University awards ceremony; Professional & Scientific Classification and Compensation Review event preview; 2018 Professional Development Conference event preview

September 2017

Seminar Series September event preview (Personal leadership: Life skills for everyday self care); Save-the-date and call for proposals 2018 Professional Development Conference; Learn more about the P&S classification and compensation review

August 2017

Save-the-date and call for proposals 2018 Professional Development Conference; Seminar Series dates announced;Board of Regents Tuition Task Force Listening Session 

June 2017

Save-the-date: P&S Council meet and greet; Year-end P&S Council reports now available; Motion adopted to send the FY 2018 Compensation and Benefits Recommendation to University leadership; transfer of Council presidency

May 2017

2017 P&S Council election results; Save-the-date: P&S Council meet and greet; Benefits spotlight- Blue 365; P&S spotlight-Kevin Kane 

April 2017

50 P&S employees recognized in CYtation Awards; Stay informed with Inside Iowa State; Benefits spotlight-Learn@ISU; P&S spotlight-Nick Van Berkum

March 2017

2017 Professional Development Conference completed; Nominations open for P&S Councilors; Benefits spotlight-Employee and Labor Relations; P&S spotlight-Andy Almquist

February 2017

Early registration for 2017 Professional Development Conference ends soon; Benefits spotlight-Workers' Compensation; New lactation spaces open on campus; P&S spotlight-Renee Novak

January 2017

Tuition reimbursement program taking applications; Nominations open for new University award for inclusive excellence; Early registration open for 2017 Professional Development Conference; P&S spotlight-Alyssa Mittleider

 

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