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  • Welcome
    subheading titleWelcome to Staff Council's website! - The Quad

  • Key
    subheading titleEmployee Recognition Award recognizes extraordinary professional contributions

    and quality service of our University support staff and their integral role in advancing the University's mission.

  • Archie's Closet
    subheading titleArchie's Closet Food Drive

    Archie's Closet's annual campus-wide (two-week) food drive event is held in September! Sponsored by Staff Council.

  • The Giving Tree
    subheading titleThe Giving Tree

    The GIVING TREE is an outreach program that provides gifts to faculty, staff and students with children within the USI community.

  • Employee Picnic
    subheading titleEmployee Picnic

    Employee Picnic is held in May! - Family Feud has been a favorite addition to the picnics.

  • Pumpkin Carving
    subheading titlePumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest

    Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest is held in late October. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes rewarded to the winners in each category.

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Pictured above: Archie’s donations from the BEC for the Spring 2020 campaign

Of course!

The campus collected over 1,000 items! Two competitive colleges collected over 2,000 items each!

Staff Council would like to thank all of you who donated to Archie’s Closet which is a service for all members of the USI community to promote the health and wellness of USI students and employees. Archie's Closet is supported by the cooperative efforts of the Recreation, Fitness, & Wellness Center and campus and community individuals and organizations. Foremost in this mission is providing assistance for those who need it, while responding to individual needs with respect and dignity. All requests for assistance are confidential. 

The WINNER of the traveling trophy, based on item points, goes to the Business & Engineering Center! Items points were worth 5,762. Second place went to CNHP with 4,182 item points!

Faculty Senate, Administrative Senate, and Staff Council 

would like to invite the University community to 
the swventh in a series of Town Hall sessions on

Wednesday, March 11 at 3:00 p.m. 
in Forum 1

Mr. David Bower, Vice President for Development,

will be addressing comments and answering questions surrounding the topics of Development and the USI Foundation.

Please visit our governing bodies’ website for additional information about our Town Halls, including video recordings

New Volunteer Program Announced

Administrative Senate and Volunteer USI are pleased to announce Eagle Hours, an employee volunteer pilot program. The Eagle Hours volunteer program encourages USI employees to engage in and support USI sponsored events. To promote a culture of volunteerism, this pilot program is open to benefit-eligible employees and will take place during the coming fiscal year (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020).
USI sponsored events include, but are not limited to:
  • Welcome Week
  • Housing Move-In
  • Assessment Day (Fall and Spring)
  • USI Booths at Fall Festival
  • Varsity Club Events
  • Alumni Association Events
  • Heritage Artisan Days
  • Reading to Children at the Children's Learning Center
  • United Day of Caring
Benefit-eligible employees are encouraged to volunteer up to 7.5 hours within the fiscal year. Volunteer hours may be taken, with pay, during the normal USI workday, with prior supervisor approval. Volunteer hours may be taken in increments or all at once.
Employees are required to log their volunteer hours with Volunteer USI following their time of service.
We hope that you find this pilot program engaging, collaborative, and as a way to enhance a sense of pride and partnership within the USI community. If you want to know more about how the program started, look for an upcoming story in USI Today, or read the full proposal
This pilot program is a supplemental program and not meant to deter any individual or department from other volunteer work they are already taking part in.   
Administrative Senate and Volunteer USI

Time to Get Fit Program

The Time to Get Fit Program is designed to encourage employees to exercise by participating in exercise programs sponsored by the University. Each employee is given the option of electing one hour per week of paid time to devote to pre-approved fitness activities. Improving the health of employees through exercise should result in decreased utilization of the health care system associated with high risk lifestyle behavior and will enhance employees' morale, motivation and productivity.

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