Q: How can I communicate with the Forum?
A: The Employee Forum invites you to let us know what’s on your mind, both the good and the bad. You can do this in many different ways:
- Attend Community Meetings – At least two community meetings will be held each year. A majority of each meeting is devoted to Employees letting the Forum know about their concerns and interests. Besides speaking out during the formal meeting, there is time for Employees to talk privately with Forum Delegates. A community meeting also is a time when Employees can learn more about the Forum’s operation and about issues of general interest such as how personnel policies are formulated or how the General Assembly produces a budget. Attendance at community meetings is voluntary and considered work time. Employees should talk with their supervisors in advance if they plan to attend a community meeting.
- Speak at Monthly Meetings – Employees are welcome to attend any of the Forum’s monthly meetings, and time is set aside near the beginning of each meeting to hear from Employees. If you want to speak at a meeting, contact the Employee Presentation Committee Chairperson. Members of that committee will assist you. Attendance at monthly meetings is not considered work time.
- By Electronic Mail – You have two options here. You can send a message (1) to an individual Delegate–his/her email address is listed in the Delegate Directory or (2) to all the Forum Delegates and others who subscribe to this Forum discussion mail by addressing your message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Through Campus Mail – Send a letter to any Delegate or to the Forum Chair. Their campus box numbers are listed in the Delegate Directory. Letters to the Forum Chairperson will be distributed at the next meeting or with the next paper communication to Forum Delegates.
- By Telephone – Call the Forum at 962-3779. To reach individual Delegates, check the roster of Delegates. The University directory can be also be used. It lists the campus box number, email address, telephone and fax numbers of University Faculty and Staff.
Q: How can I find out about Forum events?
- A: Contact an Employee Forum Delegate.
- Read the Employee Forum’s InTouch newsletter.
- Read the University Gazette. The Gazette covers Forum meetings and will include notices of monthly and community meetings.
- Regularly check the home page of this web site.
- Watch for bulletins posted in buildings around campus about upcoming community meetings.
- Mass email mailings are sent out announcing upcoming events.
Q: How often does the Forum meet?
A: The Employee Forum meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Assembly Room of Wilson Library. (Handicap access to the building is at the east entrance, which faces the Undergraduate Library.) The meeting is open to all University employees.
Q: If I want to make a presentation at a Forum meeting, whom do I contact?
Contact the Forum Office at least seven working days before the meeting at which you wish to speak, the earlier the better. Individuals wishing to make a presentation during other parts of the agenda should make their request at least two weeks prior to the Forum’s monthly meeting. This allows the Forum Chairperson to coordinate presentations and publish an agenda at least six days before each meeting.