Oct 29

Nominations now open through Nov.16 and election will begin Nov.19 through Dec.7

 The UTMB Employee Advisory Council (EAC) exists to foster bi-directional communication and dialog for all Classified staff, Administrative & Professional (A&P) positions, and new for this year, Non-Teaching staff (excluding residents). 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, A&P positions, and Non-Teaching staff (excluding residents). For the purposes of representation on the council, the university is grouped in four large segments: Academic Enterprise, Correctional Managed Care, Hospitals and Clinics, and Institutional Support.

 An election to replace four EAC members who have completed their commitment to the council will begin Nov. 19, 2012, and conclude Dec. 7, 2012. Our thanks go to the following members who have completed their commitment: Amineh Baradar (Academic Enterprise), Jason Chavers (Correctional Managed Care), Veronica Pleasant (Institutional Support), and Michele Stout (Hospital and Clinics).

Nominations will be accepted from Oct. 29, 2012 – Nov. 16, 2012. 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 by 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 both Tonya Campbell at tccampbe@utmb.edu and Julie Cantini at jucantin@utmb.edu.

Aug 12

EAC accepting questions for August 16th Town Hall

If you have a question for the upcoming Town Hall on Thursday, August 16th, please let us know!

Use our “Contact Us” online form to submit your question anonymously, or check out iUTMB for other ways to ask a question, http://www.utmb.edu/iutmb/article7117.aspx.

Mar 30

Old Pens? Get Your 2 Cents’ Worth

UTMB has registered with the manufacturer of Sharpie markers to receive money for its old pens, said Neal Cooper, utility operations and sustainability manager for Business Operations and Facilities. UTMB receives 2 cents for each recycled pen.

The agreement covers any brand of unusable pen, marker, utility pencil, dry-erase marker or correction tape gun, Cooper said. Products may be delivered for recycling at the Office of Sustainability, 715 Harborside Drive, or by sending them by internal mail to Route 1113. “We will take care of sending them in,” he said.

Proceeds go to offset the expense of UTMB waste management services.

Mar 20

Call for Recyclables

Do you have recyclables we can transform into creative costumes? Or ideas on imaginative recyclable outfits?

Your Employee Advisory Council (EAC) will be designing and creating an original outfit for a “surprise celebrity leadership model,” for the upcoming Recycle Style Show. The event will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2012 on the Moody Medical Library Plaza, and is part of the 20th annual UTMB Earth Day celebration.

The EAC team is asking all UTMB Health employees to consider submitting outfit suggestions for both a male and female model.  Additionally, we are looking for assistance in gathering materials that are normally thrown away or recycled to be used to create the outfit  anything from plastic bags to chip bags, gum wrappers, pen tops, soda cartons, buttons, old CD’s – you get the idea.

Please contact Amineh Baradar at (409) 772-0504 or ambarada@utmb.edu to submit your recycle-inspired design ideas or to coordinate pick-up of materials to be used by your EAC representatives to create a wearable piece of art.

Jan 12

EAC members met with Executive Leadership

EAC members met with Executive Leadership on January 12, 2012, recognized new officers and outgoing members, and discussed goals for the coming year.

Jan 12

Newly Elected Employee Advisory Council (EAC) Officers

Congratulations to the newly elected officers for the Employee Advisory Council (EAC):

  • Amineh Baradar, Chair
  • Tonya Campbell, Vice Chair
  • Susanne Johnston, Vice Chair of Operations
  • Jennifer Anderson, Vice Chair of Communications

On behalf of the current EAC, we would like to thank outgoing Chair Gerald Cleveland, Vice Chair Jason Chavers, Vice Chair for Operations Tonya Campbell, and Vice Chair for Communications Amineh Baradar for their service as officers.

Nov 29

UTMB EAC Elects New Members

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newly elected EAC members: Julie Cantini – Institutional Support, Jennifer Anderson – Academic Enterprise, Craig Kovacevich – Hospitals & Clinics, and Janet Gonzalez – Correctional Managed Care!

Also, a big thank you to all of our outgoing members, member candidates, and voters for your interest and involvement in the EAC!

Nov 01

UTMB Employee Advisory Council member elections now open through November 18

The nominations are in and now the voting begins to elect the new representatives for the Employee Advisory Council (EAC). The candidates are divided by entity groups and you may cast your vote once for a candidate within your specific entity group. To cast your vote use the link https://www.utmb.edu/OLT/Login.asp. The elections will be open from November 1 through 18. 

The EAC is a peer elected group that serves to enhance communication for classified and administrative and professional positions. Elections are held each year to replace members who have served their commitment to the council. To learn more about the EAC and view the candidate information,  visit our site at http://blog.utmb.edu/EAC/. The Employee Advisory Council; your colleagues, at your service.

Sep 19

What has the EAC been up to?

Since we represent you, we wanted to give you an idea of what we’ve been doing over the last year.  If you’d like to know more about any of the issues below or if you have a new issue for us, please contact us using our online form, or  feel free to contact any of our members directly.

- Met with Morrison to discuss concerns related to on-campus food offerings

-  Worked with Institutional Compliance and Public Affairs to correct broken hyperlinks on medical records website

-  Met with FOAM regarding facilities issues around campus

- Began staffing expos at New Employee Orientation(NEO) to network with new employees

- Participated in the Employee Service Awards

- Conducted a survey of all employees represented by the EAC to gauge EAC effectiveness and employee needs

- Participated in correcting the information for Day Surgery patient handouts

 - Reviewed and provided feedback to UT Select regarding FY12 benefit increases

 - Contacted the City to repair street lights around campus – Lights were repaired to improve patient and employee safety

- Updated EAC bylaws and guidelines

- Continued to support the UT System EAC

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.

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