Staff At Carleton(SAC) 35 Years as the Voice for Non-Exempt Employees on the Carleton Campus
Purpose The purpose of Staff At Carleton (SAC) is to serve as a means of communication for all members with the administration of the College and to promote a sense of unity within the membership.
SAC has been instrumental • Floating Holidays • Flextime • Job Descriptions • Workplace Advisors • Catastrophic Leave Sharing Program • Currently@Carleton Newsletter • Longevity Bonus • Improvements in Salary and Benefits for Non-Exempt Staff • Expert Access • All-Staff Retreat
Objectives • To provide professional growth opportunities • To promote recognition of staff as part of the educational team • To strive to collect and disseminate suggestions, concerns, and questions related to the personnel policies of the College • To improve communication between the membership, the union staff, the faculty, and the administration and to serve as a liaison for campus-based groups and committees • To investigate and respond to issues presented to SAC • To stay informed of issues and trends locally and nationally as they relate to membership • To develop a plan of activities and establish project subcommittees from among the membership to further plan and implement the activities of SAC • To work with the College administration to bring about necessary changes and improve working conditions
Sample Events • Monthly SAC meeting – open to all SAC members • Cathy Carlson, Director of the Wellness Center spoke to the SAC group about the College’s alcohol policy on September 20 • Quarterly Staff Meeting and Reception for New Staff on November 17 • SAC and The Forum Retreat: November 30 • The Staff Development Committee worked with ITS to provide several computer training sessions in February – “Working with your Data,” “GroupWise Calendaring,” and “Managing your Inbox” • Position Description Questionnaire Presentation held on May 3 • SAC End of Year Gathering with Special Guest President Oden: June 5, 9-10:30 a.m. in Great Hall
New for the 06-07 Year • The new co-chairs will be unveiling a theme for the year at the year-end meeting with President Oden • Third-Thursday informal lunches to build social networking • Staff Development has ideas for enhancing both skill development and knowledge of Carleton and Carleton culture (such as a Tunnel Tour) • Special Projects will again run Meals on Wheels, but we may do a gift drive for a family during the holidays or a fundraiser to help our local United Way • Stay Tuned!!