Representation for working group needed

An Ad Hoc working group is being formed to guide the development of a new justification memo and outline which will be used for next year’s budget development process. The outcome of the group will be a new process for requesting a position for both newly created positions and to refill/replace a position that may have previously existed. Dr. Lovell is requesting two faculty members, one PASC member and one CEC member to be part of this group which will be chaired by Dr. Kent Buchanan and Heather Heersink. If you have experience in hiring staff members and are interested in sitting on this committee, please email Renae Haslett.

Update:  Several people have contacted Renae to volunteer for this committee, so we are no longer seeking representation for this project.  Thank you to everyone who offered to help out!

Refreshing the PASC Blog & communication

In order to better facilitate communication between the PASC elected council and our constituents, we are making efforts to update and maintain the PASC Blog and to provide monthly emails via the ASU Professional Administrative Staff Council Google group. With that in mind, please note that the Minutes and the Council Membership pages of this blog are as up-to-date as possible.

Invitation to the Fall 2017 PASC General Membership and Exemplary Recognition Meeting

On behalf of the Professional Administrative Staff Council, I’d like to cordially invite you to attend our Fall 2017 General Membership meeting. A Google Calendar invitation will be going out soon, but we wanted to share the agenda and details through email in hopes that you can join us.

The meeting is on Monday, October 23rd beginning at 10:30 AM in the Richardson Hall Auditorium. Here is a general overview of the agenda:

  • Welcome and introduction of current Council members
  • Brief updates on PASC committees
  • Updates on the campus Contingency Plan and Department of Education Program Review- Dr. Matt Nehring
  • Open Enrollment information and HR information- Tracy Rogers
  • Facilities/Road closures updates- Kurt Cary
  • HLC Updates- Margaret Doell
  • Recognition of the 2016-2017 Exemplary Exempt Staff Awardees

We hope you can attend, and look forward to seeing you!

Kevin Daniel, Chair, on behalf of the PASC

Visit our blog at https://blogs.adams.edu/pasc

PASC Subcommittees Sign Up

Based on the 2016 Workplace Satisfaction Survey Results the council has designated several subcommittees to discuss and address the topics presented.

Here you may view the Committees & Descriptions. Everyone is invited to work within these committees; the more input the better. If interested in any one of these topics, we encourage you to contact the committee leads so that you may be included in meetings or to receive updates on progress.

PASC Meeting with President McClure & AVP Roybal

Good afternoon PASC members,

On Wednesday March 15th at 11:00 AM in MCD 101, please join us for a meeting with President McClure and Walter Roybal, Assistant VP for Extended Studies for an update on Extended Studies, progress made to date in meeting HLC requirements, and a vision for the future. This is intended for professional administrative staff. There will also be Open Forums for all campus constituents on Tuesday March 7th at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM in MCD 101. We encourage you to attend these meetings if you are able to.
Sincerely,
PASC Council

Reminder- General Membership meeting today at 2:00 in MCD 101

This will be our first Professional Administrative Staff Council (PASC) General Membership meeting of the spring semester. All exempt staff are encouraged to attend if possible. We will be updating you on the Workplace Satisfaction Survey sent out last semester and offering opportunities for you all to get involved in some initiatives that have come about from that survey.

In addition, please look for another General Membership meeting to be scheduled in the coming weeks, where President McClure will be providing some campus updates.

Invitation to Fall PASC General Meeting with the President, Tuesday October 18th at 8:30 AM

All professional administrative (exempt) staff are invited and encouraged to attend this special general membership meeting which will be focused on a presentation and discussion with President McClure regarding our current financial status and plans for the future. We will be meeting in the Richardson Hall Auditorium on Tuesday, October 18th at 8:30 AM.

We hope to see you there!

Kevin Daniel, Chair, on behalf of the Professional Administrative Staff Council

PASC General Membership meeting with the President

On behalf of the Professional Administrative Staff Council, you are invited to a meeting with President McClure this Thursday, March 17th at 1:30 PM in McDaniel Hall 101. President McClure will be giving a “State of the University” address. Although this address is aimed at exempt professional staff, all employees are welcome. We hope to see you there.

Kevin Daniel, Chair, on behalf of PASC

Invitation to PASC General Membership Fall Semester Meeting next Thursday, November 19th

Good afternoon,

On behalf of the Professional Administrative Staff Council (PASC), I want to invite you to our fall semester general membership meeting next Thursday, November 19th at 4:00 PM in SUB 309. We have quite a lot of information to share with you and some items we want your input on as we make plans to move forward. In particular, there is a new exempt staff evaluation form and procedure that the Council has reviewed, and we would like your feedback. Below is a tentative agenda for you to review, and a final agenda will be provided in the Google Calendar invitation that you will be receiving shortly.

  • Report on PASC Fulfilling Workplace survey results
  • Priorities for the PASC- (Discussion)
  • New exempt staff evaluation process. Please review prior to the meeting here: https://goo.gl/D5LpDG
  • Other topics, still in the works…

We hope to see you there!

Kevin Daniel, Chair, on behalf of the PASC

Reminder- Please participate in the PASC Fulfilling Workplace Survey

The Professional Administrative Staff Council (PASC) would like to remind all exempt staff to please participate in the Fulfilling Workplace Survey. We will be closing the survey this Wednesday, 10/14/15 at 5:00 PM. The survey is anonymous, and will be used to help the council identify and prioritize initiatives to work on for the rest of this academic year. Here is a link to the survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X8JHFL6

Here are the articles that the PASC used as a basis for the survey:

Schwartz, T. & Porath, C. (2014).  “Why You Hate Work”.  The New York Times.  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/01/opinion/sunday/why-you-hate-work.html

Walsh, S. (2013).  “Five Questions You Must Ask Your Team”.  Gallup Business Journal.
http://businessjournal.gallup.com/content/162794/five-questions-ask-team.aspx

The next PASC planning meeting will be this Wednesday, October 14th at 1:30 in MCD 387. We will be scheduling the fall General Membership meeting soon, and will publicize the date, time and location once it has been selected.

For more information, and to keep up with what the Council is doing, please visit our blog at http://blogs.adams.edu/pasc

Thanks for reading,

Kevin Daniel, Chair, on behalf of the PASC