Staff Senate minutes and agendas are archived in Google Drive. Staff Senate Minutes & Agendas Archive Terms run from the first day of June through the last day of May the following year. Accomplishments Since its inception in 1992, The University of Alabama in Huntsville's Staff Senate has served as a voice for the UAH staff community to bring forth improvements in employee policies and procedures, employee benefits and initiating events that recognize the dedication, contributions and commitment of UAH staff members. 2017-2018 Awarded our second Staff Senate Scholarship to Karen Brennan in the Alumni Office. Represented UAH at Higher Education Day in Montgomery, AL, on Feb. 22, 2018. Inventoried and updated the list of lactation rooms on campus. Sent two proposals to the Administration: one to establish a “Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day,” which will be implemented in the 2018-2019 session, and the other to request an expansion of the Faculty/Staff Clinic with the addition of another RN, which was declined due to budgetary concerns. Conducted a campuswide survey to ensure all UAH stakeholders were adequately represented and to solicit feedback on areas of interest to staff. 2016-2017 Awarded our first Staff Senate Scholarship to Fathia Hardy in the College of Professional & Continuing Studies. Lobbied the administration for an increase in the number of paid holidays, which resulted in the addition of four more holidays during the spring break. 2015-2016 Established the Staff Senate Scholarship to support and encourage employee development through formal education. 2014-2015 Developed and provided to the UAH community a list of Channels of Communication and a Staff Reference Guide to help with intra-organizational communication. 2013-2014 Created a Staff Senate Inquiry Form to allow campus staff members to submit inquiries through this form, along with our SS UAH email address. Pursued expansion of the tuition assistance policy beyond the current UAH provisions (pending). Evaluated the 2014 4-Day Summer Work Schedule proposal, collected UAH colleague responses, and presented findings to President. Schedule was implemented for Summer 2015. 2012-2013 Launched a Staff Senate email address (email@example.com) to allow for ease in communication from the UAH campus community to their Staff Senate representatives. Reviewed and worked on revisions to the Staff Sick Leave policies, in coordination with HR on the UAH campus. 2011-2012 Increased training and development opportunities for UAH staff. Provided lunch hour seminars for personal and professional development. Instrumental in promoting a political action committee for the university as well as the entire University of Alabama System. Pre-2011 Originated UAH Foundation Annual Staff Awards that recognize outstanding staff achievements and contributions to the university. Restructured employee benefits committee to include equal representation for Staff Senate and Faculty Senate. Encouraged the development of emergency plans for each building on campus. Encouraged the concept to install emergency sirens on campus. Helped the university in several major transitions - from quarterly to semester grading periods and from a monthly to a bi-weekly payroll. Tell us how we can better serve the UAH staff community. Send your suggestions, opinions and feedback regarding Staff Senate activities to the Senate's Staff Relations Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.