Welcome to IUPUI's Staff Council
Nominations Open for Staff Council Officers
Nominations are open for the following Staff Council officers:
- Second Vice President: The Second Vice President presides over council meetings in the absence of the president, president-elect, and first vice president; acts on behalf of the president; oversees ad hoc committees and special programs; and chairs the Membership Committee which directs all elections. Any full-time member of the IUPUI staff is eligible for this position. Although not a requirement, it is helpful to have previous membership on the council.
- Corresponding Secretary: The Corresponding Secretary is responsible for the discharge of all council correspondence, maintaining all membership attendance records, and advising the Membership Committee of members who have had more than four unexcused absences in a year. Any full-time member of the IUPUI staf is eligible for this position. Although not a requirement, it is helpful to have previous membership on the council.
- At-Large Members: There are three members up for election. The members-at-large and officers comprise the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee appoints all standing committees, selects the chairperson for each committee, determines council meeting dates and sets the agendas, act as council officers, acts as liaisons between the council and the administration, and interprets the council bylaws. Any full-time member of the IUPUI staf is eligible for this position. Although not a requirement, it is helpful to have previous membership on the council.
Each of these positions are two-year positions. Nominations are now open and will close on June 10 at 5 p.m. Use this form to make your nominations.
Nominations for Staff Council Awards Open May 1
The Staff Development Committee of the Staff Council invites you to nominate yourself or a colleague for the first annual Staff Council awards! There are three awards, as follows:
IUPUI Staff Council Member of the Year
The intention of this award is to honor a member who has exhibited extraordinary service to IUPUI’s staff through his or her work on the Staff Council. The ideal honoree has demonstrated great commitment to serving his or her fellow staff through committee work, leadership roles, or general membership. He or she has gone above and beyond the responsibilities of Staff Council membership to serve members of the campus community and improve the experience of their constituents. The awardee is active in both general meetings and committee assignment, providing valuable feedback and serving as a conduit for the needs of staff.
IUPUI Staff Council Outstanding New Member
The intention of this award is to honor a member who has jumped in with both feet to the work of the Council during their first term. He or she is active both within the greater Council and their committee, serving with consistency and creativity, whether in a leadership role or not. The ideal honoree has demonstrated great commitment to serving his or her fellow staff throughout the term.
IUPUI Staff Council Outstanding Committee Chair
The intention of this award is to honor a chairperson who has gone above and beyond the call of their position. The ideal honoree has demonstrated passion for their work, worked effectively as a leader, and has inspired his or her committee to excel in their work during the 2012-2013 year. The awardee would have pushed the committee beyond its normal activities to innovate and create change at IUPUI, bettering the campus and reaching the needs of the Council’s constituents.
Nominations are available either through an electronic survey or on a paper form, whichever is easier. Self-nominations and nominations of others are completely welcome. You do not have to be a Staff Council member to nominate someone.
The nominated members will be notified of their nomination and the winners will be announced at the annual Staff Council Retreat on July 12th at Victory Field.
Questions? Concerns? Most importantly, nominations that you’d like to send? Contact Caitie Deranek at email@example.com or (317) 278-8918.
Ellen Poffenberger Work/Life Program Fund
Ellen Poffenberger, former Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, retired in August 2010 after a twenty-four year career at IUPUI. Ellen provided leadership to the campus by advocating for work/life balance, human resource consulting for campus units, and thoughtful recognition of the achievements and success of the employees on the campus of IUPUI. Her service to the campus provided her with a firm foundation to understand and advance student employment, employee engagement strategies, and to launch the first staff bonus pay plan. Her role in forming a state-wide chapter of HR professionals in higher education brought external attention to the campus paving the way for IUPUI to be recognized as a great place to work.
In recognition of Ellen’s vision to establish a Work/Life Program for employees at IUPUI, the Staff Council has established the Poffenberger Work/Life Program Fund which will offer general support to enhance and develop programs. The Work/Life Program benefits all IUPUI employees by promoting job satisfaction and allowing people to maximize their contribution at work while enhancing their personal lives.
Your gift to the Poffenberger Work/Life Program Fund will help establish the legacy that will be used for the general support of the Work Life Program within the Office of Human Resource Administration. IUPUI’s work-life programs focus on inclusiveness, creativity and high-quality, practical information and programming. The fund is a great tribute to Ellen’s commitment to advancing work-life as a business strategy integrating work, family and community. A donation card is provided here for your convenience, and the Staff Council thanks you for your consideration.
Upcoming Staff Council Events
Cafe Press - Purchase Staff Council Items
- To purchase Staff Council t-shirts and other items, please visit our page at Cafe Press!