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Sep 19

Employee Advisory Council seeks nominations for new members

The UTMB Employee Advisory Council (EAC) exists to foster bi-directional communication and dialog for all Classified Staff and Administrative & Professional (A&P) positions. The Council, which is sponsored and endorsed by the Office of the President, works to promote a positive and collaborative work environment that is committed to assessing, prioritizing and communicating employee needs. It also serves as a focus group/advisory panel by providing a feedback loop on broad issues and potential new programs that can impact Classified Staff and A&P positions. For the purposes of representation on the council, the University is grouped in four large segments: the Schools, Correctional Managed Care, Hospitals and Clinics, and University Support Areas.

The EAC is looking for four candidates to replace members who have completed their commitment to the council. Our thanks go to the following members who have completed their commitment: Diana Davison (Institutional Support /CMC), Gerald Cleveland (Institutional Support), Tammy Cupit (Hospital and Clinics) and Vivian Granger (Schools).

Nominations will be accepted from September 19 – October 31 with elections starting November 1 and concluding November 18. To be placed on the ballot as a nominee for the 2012 elections, complete the following steps:

1. Visit the EAC website at http://blog.utmb.edu/EAC and review the EAC guidelines

2. Provide a brief biography that describes your role at UTMB (less than 300 words) and a statement about why you want to serve on the EAC. Include all your contact information (phone numbers, email and your department).

3. Provide an up to date digital photo of yourself to be placed on the site for review from your peers.

4. Supply a statement of support from your supervisor/manager indicating your ability to devote 3-5 hours each month for the three year commitment period to the council. The Academic Enterprise requires Administrator approval as well.

Email your biographical information, statement of why you want to be elected, supervisor endorsement and your digital photo to Vivian Granger  at vgranger@utmb.edu.