Facilitate volunteer service by employees

by University Communication | September 2, 2010

The Human Resources Office will use its website to draw attention to volunteer opportunities on campus and in the community. The website might also emphasize state pay-status and work-hours flexibilities already in place for such activities as voting, jury duty, disaster relief, blood or organ donation, military service and professional development.

Employee suggestions were the basis for two dozen "Quick Fix" initiatives implemented during Chancellor Harden's first year. Each of the 100 or so suggestions was discussed at the cabinet level and assigned to a division leader and planning team for followup. Some suggestions turned out to be measures already in place, some involved only minor tweaks to existing practice, and others were determined not to be "quick fixes" at all because of cost, complexity or time horizon. Several projects not yet initiated (and therefore not listed here) remain under consideration.