News from Staff Council
News from Staff Council

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Your Voice for a Better UI

February 2021

Presidential Search – How Staff Can Participate!

The UI Presidential Search Committee has a website dedicated to keeping our community informed about the search process, candidate recruitment and interviews, and the final choice for the next UI President. The website includes lists of events to which staff and the rest of the community are invited, ways to stay up-to-date, and a means of voicing your concerns and asking questions of the Search Committee. We hope you will participate in the process of choosing the next leader of the Hawkeye Family!



Get Involved! Shared Governance Opportunities...

Application for University Charter Committees is Live!

Don’t forget! The application for Staff Membership on University Charter Committees for the 2021-2024 Terms is live!

Are you interested in shared governance? Each spring the University of Iowa Staff Council Committee on Committees solicits applications to fill staff vacancies on University Charter and Non-Charter committees. This application period is now open and runs through March 19th. Read more...


We want YOU for Staff Council

Do you or someone you know want to make a difference at the University of Iowa?  Then consider nominating yourself or one of your colleagues for UI Staff Council and help us represent the over 7,900 non-bargaining staff at the University of Iowa!  Want to learn more?  Join our Open Forum/Info session on Tuesday March 2.  Find session details and more information on Staff Council openings here.  And learn about  Staff Council Secretary Ted Potter's Staff Council experience in the video just below.

More News for Staff

Councilor Spotlight - Meet Ted Potter, Staff Council Secretary

Mr. Theodore A. Potter is the Staff Council Secretary – what does that mean and why should I care? Ted talks about the importance of advocating for all UI staff and the honor of serving the leadership as its colleague and note-taker. Ted is the College of Law organizational representative and has served on Council for the past 3+ years. He is a law reference librarian and adjunct lecturer in law who has worked at UI since 2005. Ted talks about being Staff Council Secretary in this video.

Dr. Clancy: Helping Iowa Address Health Equity

Dr. Gerard Clancy, Senior Associate Dean for External Affairs for the Carver College of Medicine and a consult liaison psychiatrist in the UI Hospital, presented at the University of Iowa Staff Council meeting in January 2021 and discussed COVID-19 and its impacts on mental health, and how Black and Brown people have been marginalized across the country in health issues.  Read more...


Covid-19 Vaccination Information for Staff

With so much information in the media regarding vaccination for COVID-19, we want to remind you that The University of Iowa has a website dedicated to keeping the UI community informed. While vaccine supplies remain extremely limited, UI Health Care has a plan to contact employees who are eligible for vaccination as vaccines become available. There are specific categories of employees who have priority for vaccinations (including, for example, those who provide clinical patient care); most employees will receive their vaccine through their primary care provider or pharmacy. Employees interested in receiving the vaccine may register their interest through MyChart. For further information, please go to the UI Vaccine Information website



Staff Achievements

Staff Council Celebrates Staff Longevity Milestones

Staff Council is pleased to celebrate and acknowledge our Professional and Scientific and Merit Supervisory/Confidential staff who have reached 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, or 50+ years of continuous service through our service-recognition program.  Longevity Award winners receive a certificate and letter of appreciation from the Office of the President. See the November and December 2020 recipients in a recent edition of Iowa Now.



Recognizing Improving Our Workplace Recipients

Numerous UI teams and individuals were honored with fall 2019 or spring 2020 Improving Our Workplace Awards, which recognize staff for initiative and innovation that have had positive results in their workplace. Watch a video recognizing the latest recipients and read more about them on the University Human Resources website. Is there a person or a team making a positive difference in your workplace? The spring deadline for nominations is March 15