Staff Appreciation Day and Community Picnic
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Gordon Field House
There are a number of common questions that come up regarding RIT Staff Council. In an effort to summarize these questions in a single resource, we have come up with a set of Staff Council FAQ's. You may click on a specific question in the list below to jump to an answer, or feel free to simply read though.
Staff Council is an advisory body to the President (or his/her representative) on issues and decisions which impact RIT. Staff Council Members:
Each RSC member has a list of constituents from their block that they represent. At the very least, you should be hearing from your representative several times a month via e-mail (or comparable communication method). If you are still not sure who your representative is, a list of RSC members organized by block is available here. You can feel free to contact any member of your block, or even any member of RSC if that is your preference. We are committed to representing all permanent and grant-funded, exempt and non-exempt, employees of RIT who are not Faculty.
RSC is organized into six blocks which group together offices, departments, centers, divisions, and colleges that share similar concerns and processes. For example, if you are a staff member of CIAS, you are in Block 6 along with staff from other colleges; Dining Services, Housing Operations, and Student Auxiliary Services are all members of Block 2. To determine what block you belong in, click here.
Every member of Staff Council is also a member of a committee. Standing RSC committees include Executive Committee, Communications, Elections, Events, and Institute Issues & Policies. There are also institute committees. The activities of various committees range from RSC operations, to policy review, to awards selection, and more. For a full list of committees and their representatives, click here.
While we encourage open participation, we understand that it can be intimidating to sit in on a Staff Council meeting if you have never been to one before. Staff Council members grab nametags, sign in, and take seats at the tables, normally configured in a large rectangle. Guests do not need to sign in, and are provided a seating area off to the side. The RSC Chair (or a designated fill-in if the Chair is unavailable) calls the meeting to order and facilitates the meeting’s agenda, which is typically projected at the front of the room. Agendas are also available before the meeting via the Staff Council website, and are sent ahead of time to the RITSTAFF mailing list. There is nothing required of visitors, though you are allowed to participate in discussions when called upon by the Chair. All we ask is that everyone behaves respectfully, and that if you leave the meeting early, you do so with the least amount of disruption possible.
Please contact RSC Coordinator Peg Meyers: Phone(585) 475-7656, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find us on Twitter @RITStaffCouncil or on Facebook /RITStaffCouncil, or you can use the Comments section below!