Western Kentucky University

Staff Council

Accomplishments

The WKU Staff Council works laboriously to accomplish the goals and objectives set forth at each year's retreat.

Staff Council Accomplishments 2012-2013
Updated Constitution and Bylaws
Research/Survey of Division of Facilities Management
Fall Break Brunch
Silent Auction
Smoking Policy Partnership
Staff Council Website Updates
Research of Part-time Benefits
Book Scholarship
Staff Council Accomplishments 2011-2012
Increased ways of raising money for Book Scholarships
Increased number of Book Scholarships awarded, while maintaining amount awarded
Creation of new website within OUCampus
Worked with the Administrative Council on the new Strategic Plan
Fall Break Brunch
Reviewal and Update of Campus Smoking Policy
Participated in roundtable discussion with other Kentucky colleges' staff representatives
Provided feedback to Health Services concerning potential Employee Wellness Program logos
Staff Council Accomplishments 2010-2011
Book Scholarship
Fall Break Brunch
Working with DFM to clarify overtime requirements, holiday schedule flexibility, and working conditions
Staff Satisfaction Survey
Staff Leadership support
Creation of Facebook page
Staff Council Accomplishments 2009-2010
Fall Break Brunch
Extra day off - Wednesday before Thanksgiving
Creation of the Anonymous suggestions web email
Staff Council Meet and Greet
Met with Provost candidates
Amended Part-time election by-laws
Set up mentoring email to new staff
Staff Council member on the Academic Calendar Committee
Staff Leadership
Staff Council Accomplishments 2008-2009
Fall Break Brunch
By-Law Changes Revised Staff Regent Election Guidelines
Kentucky Education Staff Leadership Alliance
Staff Discount Page
Staff Satisfaction Survey
BSA salaries adjustment support
General Counsel, Deborah Wilkins, attended most meetings
Collaboration with Bob Ware for Facilities Staff Leadership
Created a Co-Chair position
Staff Council Accomplishments 2007-2008
New Bereavement Policy created
Ombudsperson position for University Staff was created
Conducted and presented staff satisfaction survey and results to administrative council
Launched new Staff Council web site
Revised the voting guidelines for Staff Council
Supported BSA hirings to full-time rather than part-time for 6 months
Formulated a resolution regarding proposed budget cuts to post-secondary education
Fall Break Brunch 2007
Participated in the selection of the Staff Leadership Training Program
Revised the Staff Council By-Laws
Staff Council Accomplishments 2006-2007
Completed implementation of designated smoking area policy
Conducted and presented staff satisfaction survey and results to administrative council
Met with senior administration officials concerning university growth plan and staff augmentation
Staff Regent Election
Change of hiring practices for Facilities Management
BSA summer time change
Supported the Childcare Resolution from University Senate
Fall Break Brunch
Staff Council Blog
Staff positions added to new budget
Staff Council Accomplishments 2005-2006
Fall Break Brunch highest turnout ever
Improved salaries and staff benefits
Added blog for WKU employees
Implemented designated smoking area policy
Restored some benefits for part-time employees
Conducted 1A football poll
Conducted and presented staff satisfaction survey and results to administrative council
Met with senior administration officials concerning university growth plan and staff augmentation
Staff Council Accomplishments 2004-2005
Appraisal Form Update
Designated Smoking area policy
Fall Break Brunch
Improved staff salaries and benefits
Changed vacation time policy for non-exempt athletic staff
Changed Retire/Rehire ploicy
Staff Satisfaction survey
Staff Council Accomplishments 2003-2004
Exit Interviews
Improving staff salary and benefits
Annual raise pool for permanent part-time staff
Improving the annual performance appraisal system
Staff mentoring program
Fall Break brunch
On-line election
American Heart walk staff representation
Staff Council Accomplishments 2002-2003
Implementation of the Staff Leadership Institute
Annual raises for part time staff
Provided introductory computer classes for employees as requested
Helped to raise university contribution to health insurance to $363 per employee
Researched and presented recommendations to prevent workplace violence
Hosted and provided the Fall Break Brunch
Ran the first online Staff Regent election, in fact, ran it several times
Distributed market pool adjustment to selected employees
Continued to pursue use of KTRS sick time toward retirement benefit
Recommended changes to performance appraisal form and policy
Staff Council Accomplishments 2001-2002
Developed Staff Excellence Awards
Worked with Budget Council to acquire $75,000 market adjustment pool for staff
Coordinated annual Fall Brunch
Assisted, with University Senate, in obtaining an increase in the University's contribution to health insurance of $100 per month, per employee
Developed shared sick leave program with Human Resources
Helped get extra salary pool for part-time staff in 2002-2001 budget
Fought to keep current payroll system
Staff Council Accomplishments 2000-2001
Tuition Waiver Policy
Expanded Membership
Dependent Tuition Reduction
Annual Retreat
Open Forums
Formation of ByLaws & Constitution
Development of Web Page
Representation on Parking & Traffic Committee
Maintained Summer Work Schedule
Developed Staff Council Budget
Development of Staff Regent Election Guidelines
Development of Staff Council Election Guidelines
 Last Modified 7/19/13