February's meeting will feature Jay Braatz, Vice President for Planning and Presidential Administration who will present a draft of the University Strategic Plan

Monthly meeting: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 - Lincoln Park Campus, Monroe Hall, Room 114-116

1:00 - 1:15 Call to Order
  • Charles Snelling, president
    • Approve Agenda
    • Approve January Minutes
    • Updates
    • Announcements
1:15 - 1:30 Vice President’s Report
  • Nancy Hashimoto, vice president
    • Update on Council budget, procedural handbook
1:30 - 1:45 Policy Review and Updates
  • Kevin Turner, Policy Review Group Representative
1:45 - 2:00 University-Wide Committees
  • Review of university-wide committees with Staff Council appointments
    Stephanie Halaska, Effectiveness Chair
  • University Benefits & Compensation Committee (UBCC)
    Abe Reising, UBCC Staff Representative
2:00 - 2:30 SC Task Force on Strategic Planning & Structure Discussion
2:30 - 3:30 Draft of the University Strategic Plan
  • Jay Braatz, Vice President for Planning and Presidential Administration
  • Presentation of draft plan, discussion, and next steps
3:30 Adjourn  

Agenda categories are defined as:

Update an informational presentation to Council
Q&A an informational presentation to Council plus question and answer session with presenter
Discussion a presentation to Council soliciting feedback
Vote an item that requires a Council vote

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Staff Council's Annual Budget Forum

This year’s annual Budget Forum will be hosted by Staff Council’s Fiscal Advisory Committee and co-sponsored by Faculty Council. Executive Vice President Jeff Bethke and Provost Marten denBoer will provide information about the 2018-2019 university budget.

The Forum will take place on Wednesday, March 21st from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm on the Loop Campus in the Daley Building (14. E Jackson), Lower Level Theatre. This year, participation in the Forum will also be available via live stream on the Lincoln Park campus in Student Center room 220. The event will be open to all faculty and staff.

We invite questions for discussion during the “Question & Answer" section of the Forum you can submit them here by March 9th.

Save the Dates: Meet and Greet Events

Staff Council is hosting an annual Meet and Greet event:

March 28th, 2018 Loop, DePaul Center, North Cafe Save this event to your calendar

Refreshments will be provided and raffle prizes awarded! More details to follow in upcoming newsletters. Please come to meet your Staff Council representatives and discuss topics that are important to you. The Meet and Greet event will precede our regular monthly meeting.

All staff are welcome to attend both the Meet and Greet and Staff Council meeting. If you're considering running for Staff Council this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about how you can represent your colleagues, build community and make a difference at DePaul.

Nominate a Staff Member for the Staff Council Diversity Award

The Staff Council Diversity Mission and Inclusion Committee would like to announce that the 7th Annual Staff Council Staff Diversity Award criteria and nomination forms are available online.

The 2018 recipient will be recognized at the Annual President's Diversity Council Reception on Friday, May 16th, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Cortelyou Commons, Lincoln Park.

Reminder DePaul University Healthy Vincent's wellness program

2018 Participation Requirements
All active full-time and part-time faculty and staff enrolled in DePaul’s medical plan (PPO, CDHP, HMOIL), as well as COBRA participants are eligible to earn a $300 incentive for earning 100 points through participation in healthy activities between Jan. 1, 2018 and Oct. 31, 2018. You may also earn points for select activities starting from November 1, 2017, through October 31, 2018.

Healthy Vincents Program additional information details link: If you complete the requirements and earn at least 100 points by Oct. 31, 2018, you will receive a $300 incentive in January 2019 via payroll direct deposit. Healthy Activities provides a menu of health-related activities to choose from and earn points for completion. While earning points, you will learn a great deal about health and wellness and have plenty of opportunities to put that knowledge into action.

Who serves on Staff Council?

Learn more about who is currently elected to Staff Council, what Committee they serve on, as well as what department they are affiliated with. Membership info includes photo, name, committee, department, and email.

Page 1: Organizational Chart outlining Steering Committee: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Committee Chairs
Page 2: Staff Council members
Click here for Staff Council Directory
SC Directory

Need Assistance?

Staff Council is here to advocate for staff, participate in university governance, and engage with staff about issues faced in the workplace. When it comes to questions and problems in the office or on campus, Staff Council can guide you in the right direction. Please visit our website for a list of resources available to assist you at DePaul, reach out to one of your Staff Council representatives or send us an email.

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