The nominees for the 2017 RIT Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff have been selected! View the list of nominees here

In the last year, RIT Staff Council has been pretty busy! 

Staff council representatives contributed to the search for RIT’s new president, and participated in the Middle States reaccreditation process. Representatives have also been involved in the Silicon Valley engagement initiative, and the space audit steering committee.

The beginning of any academic year is full of excitement, wonder, and change. This academic year at RIT started with an additional change as a new “Top Tiger” took the helm, Dr. David Munson.

I realized that the start to this chapter in Dr. Munson’s career is not so different from the new journey our incoming students embarked upon in August. Here are some pieces of advice* I have collected that are meant for new students but I think resonates well as Dr. Munson starts his new role.

RIT Staff Council (RSC) members have been busy crafting our goals and hatching our schemes for 2017-2018. If you’re curiosity is now piqued as to precisely what plans we’ve been plotting, our committees’ Plans-Of-Work (POW’s) are posted here on the RIT Staff Council website. For your convenience, here are some of the highlights:

It is a key priority of your RIT Staff Council to communicate clearly with and on behalf of our constituents, RIT staff and highlight the important work of our staff and how they contribute to the RIT community. To achieve both of these goals, Staff Council is delighted to announce a new series that will highlight a member of the RIT community in a short, but informative interview. We begin our series by introducing you to your Staff Council Chair, Kathleen Schreier Rudgers.

Bob Howie Memorial Classic Car Display


R·I·T Staff Council is pleased to announce the Bob Howie Memorial Classic Car Display, to be held (weather permitting) in conjunction with the Staff Appreciation Day & Community Picnic on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 11am-2:30pm (set-up starts at 10am).   Classic vehicles belonging to R·I·T employees, retirees, trustees, alumni and students will be on display for the enjoyment of the R·I·T community.

Staff Council is seeking nominations for representatives in Blocks 1, 3 and 5 to serve from June 2017 thru May 2019. There is also one non-exempt rep needed for Block 2 serving June 2017 thru May 2018.

It’s February and your well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions are starting to dwindle. No worries, RIT’s Better Me program has you covered! As with most people, my New Year’s resolution is to lose weight and get healthy and before I give up, I’ve decided to take advantage of everything Better Me has to offer.  

Open Enrollment for RIT Benefits is going on through November 16, 2016. Please remember that the Benefits Open Enrollment period is your only opportunity to enroll, change, or cancel most of your benefits elections, unless you have a qualified family or employment status change during the year.

There are 2 Benefits Open Lab sessions staffed by HR representatives, where you can come at your convenience, for help logging in to Self-Service and completing the enrollment process. All sessions will be held in the Wallace Library, in Room 3650 (Bib Lab).

The nominees for the 2016 RIT Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff have been selected! View the list of nominees here