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Staff Council Plans of Work

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:

The RSC Executive Committee (EC) is the liaison between Staff Council and the RIT administration. Major themes we’ll be focused on this year include:

  • Customer Service – This year Staff Council has set its sights on raising the bar of customer service at RIT. We want to engage the RIT community in an ongoing dialogue about what excellence in customer service can and should look like in a great university.   
  • Staff Empowerment – In addition to serving as an advocate for staff, we also wish to help our constituents realize their own power and potential by providing them with the resources and the guidance they need to address issues of concern and proactively generate solutions that benefit the entire community.  
  • RIT’s Strategic Vision – As Dr. Munson’s vision for RIT emerges and evolves, we look forward to working with him to explore ways in which the RIT staff can help to shape and achieve that vision.

The RSC Communication Committee will be hard at work spreading the word and raising the level of awareness across campus about RIT Staff Council. Be on the lookout throughout the year for their informational blog postings and insightful staff profiles. To help you stay in the loop, don’t forget to “like” our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. Do it now.  We’ll wait.  

The RSC University Issues and Policies (UIP) Committee will be exploring career/position management options for staff, the status and enforcement of RIT’s C16.0 “Tobacco-Restricted Policy”, employee flex schedules, job sharing, and part-time employee policies. They will also be taking a look at RIT Policy E29.0 (Staff Leave of Absence), as well as reviewing policies which may be in need of revision since the quarter-to-semester conversion process.

The RSC Events Committee looks forward to seeing you at a variety of events they’ll be planning this year, including the upcoming RIT Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff Ceremony (be there or be square). This year it will take place on Thursday, October 19th, 2017, from 10am - 11am in Ingle Auditorium, with a reception to follow in the Fireside Lounge. Other events will include the annual Staff Appreciation Day and Community Picnic (May, 2018), “Block Parties” to be hosted by individual Staff Council Blocks, and an exciting food-drive competition to benefit the RIT FoodShare Center.

Finally, the RSC Elections Committee will be busy encouraging staff members to run for Staff Council positions, and ensuring that our elections run smoothly and effectively. When you think about it, Staff Council service represents an amazing opportunity to advocate on behalf of RIT staff, get to know other staff members and administrators, gain leadership experience, and participate in shared governance at RIT. If you’re in Blocks 2, 4, or 6, consider running for Staff Council in the spring of 2018. Put that in your own POW, and help us make this the best year ever!