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March Senate Report/Points to Ponder

The highlights from the March meeting of UW Staff Senate:

--  Interim VP for Fiscal Administration Janet Lowe reported on the 1 percent Retention Incentive Payment (RIP), approved during the recently completed legislative session. The one-time bonus of 1 percent will be distributed in October, either as a separate check or an additional line item on regular payroll checks. Employees must have a satisfactory ranking, or higher, on their latest performance evaluation to be eligible. Employees who begin working at UW by July 1 also will be eligible. UW did not choose October for distribution; that month was written into legislation for the payment.

--  Lowe reported that UW will present its revised FY14 budget to the Board of Trustees in May, a plan that will reflect the 6 percent budget cut mandated by Gov. Mead and the legislature. That amounts to $11.7 million of UW’s general fund, less than the originally proposed $15.7 million, or 8 percent. The university will consider cutting from academic personnel, non-academic personnel, support budgets and scholarships to meet the state’s request, Lowe said.

--  The UW Employee Handbook, which has been under review for the better part of the past 3-4 months by various university units, including Staff Senate and Faculty Senate, is nearing full approval, reported HR Director Rick DelaCastro.

--  ASUW is working on the final details of a student memorial to be built as part of the upcoming renovation project at Half Acre Gym. The memorial would remember UW students who lost their lives while in school here.

--  Please make plans to attend Staff Recognition Day on Thursday, April 25. The event is from 10 a.m.-noon at Crane-Hill Dining Hall, and will include entertainment from The Happy Jacks, food, drinks, door prizes and recognition ceremonies for staff members.

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