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Staff Council strives to provide updates to you on the benefits available to all staff on campus. 

Staff Council's Staff Affairs Committee is committed to offering events that are beneficial to the UH staff community. Hear from representatives across campus about programs affecting you and your peers.

Staff Focus: Moving Forward Together, Stronger Than Ever

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    Staff Focus: Moving Forward Together, Stronger Than Ever
    Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 1 PM to 2 PM CDT | A Virtual Event

    Featuring
    President Renu Khator
    DaNesha Allen, Staff Council President

    Moderator
    Shawn Lindsey, Associate Vice Chancellor/Associate Vice President, Media Relations

    Over 175 Staff joined the 2022 Staff Focus virtual event on January 13, 2022. Staff heard remarks from President Renu Khator and Staff Council President DaNesha Allen. Shawn Lindsey, AVC/AVP for Media Relations served as moderator. Special guests Raymond Bartlett, Sr. VC/VP for Administration and Finance, and Gaston Reinoso, Assoc. VC/VP for Human Resources joined President Khator to answer staff questions.

    For more information about this event contact event Co-Chairs Seth Evans and Whitney Johnson.

Previous Staff Focus

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    Staff Council General Meetings are open to all staff. 

    To submit a question or comment, please use Staff Council's Special Guest Question Form.

  • 2021 Staff Focus: Rising Together

     

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    Staff Focus: Rising Together
    Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
    Time: 1 PM to 2 PM CDT
    Location: Live streamed using Microsoft Teams Live Event

    Featuring
    President Renu Khator
    Raymond Bartlett, SVC/SVP Administration and Finance
    Gaston Reinoso, AVC/AVP Human Resources
    Shanequea White, Staff Council President

    Read the 2021 Staff Focus Event Questions and Answers. 
    Thank you to everyone who submitted questions for the 2021 Staff Focus Event.
  • 2020 Staff Focus: Dealing with Change in the Workplace

    2020 Staff Focus: Dealing with Change in the Workplace
    Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location: Live streamed using Microsoft Teams Live Event

     

    The University of Houston has an outstanding reputation for student success, teaching, research, and innovation. Recent events have demonstrated the university’s strength in adapting to an on-line/remote environment. This year's Staff Focus event focused on dealing with change in the workplace. 

    Over 700 UH staff tuned in to hear from:

    • President Renu Khator
    • Dr. David Ranshaert, Counseling & Psychological Services, on resources available for staff, click here for slides
    • Courtney Stein, Wellness and Engagement Program Administrator for UH Wellness Program, on Well-being Activators and other programs, click here for slides
    • Russ Hoskens, Assistant Chief Audit Executive, on Cougar Rhetoric, UH's Toastmasters International club for staff, click here for slides
    • Andy Moon, Staff Council President


    Staff also participated in a virtual raffle to win e-gift cards. 

    This event was organized by the Staff Affairs Committee and Co-Chairs Seth Evans & Whitney Johnson.

  • 2019 Staff Focus: Developing a Successful You

    Staff Focus: Developing a Successful You
    Date: Monday, May 13, 2019
    Time: 1pm - 2:30pm
    Location: Room 160, Melcher Hall

     

    We will hear from:

    • President Renu Khator
    • Dr. Patrick Lukingbeal, Director, UH Wellness
    • Reuben Parrish, Assistnant Director, UH Wellness
    • Court Stein, Wellness Administrator
    • Gabe Durham, Sustainability Coordinator, Office of Sustainability
    • Mea Warren, Librarian, NSM
    • Ruth Wheat, Manager, Talent Management
    • Robert Boudwin, Assistant AD, Marketing and Game Presentation

    Refreshments and treats will be provided.

    This event is organized by the Staff Affairs Committee and Co-Chairs Diane Burkett & Whitney Johnson.
  • 2018 Staff Focus

    Staff Focus Event
    Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    Time: 1pm - 3pm
    Location: M.D. Anderson Library, Rockwell Pavilion

    We will hear from:
    • President Renu Khator
    • Reuben Parrish, Staff Council President, on Staff Council updates and accomplishments
    • Janet Clemenson, Counseling and Psychological Services, on resources available for staff
    • Richard Bond, University Ombudsperson, on the Ombudsperson's role for staff
    • Breion Rollins, Human Resources, on the Bright Horizons Backup Care program
    • Andy Moon, Staff Council Past President, on Take Your Child to Work Day

    Refreshments will be served. RSVP for a chance to win a personal training package from the Campus Recreation Center (must be present to win).

    This event is organized by the Staff Affairs Committee.
  • 2017 Staff Focus

    Staff Focus Event
    Date: Monday, May 15, 2017
    Time: 1pm - 3pm
    Location: M.D. Anderson Library, Rockwell Pavilion


    We will hear from:

    • President Renu Khator
    • Andy Moon, Staff Council President
    • Eric Holamon, Assistant Director, Customer Relations
    • Parking and Transportation - COAST Program
    • Chris McDonald, UH Fire Marshall
    • Christina Martinez, UH Food Safety
    • Breion Rollins, UH Benefits Manager and Courtney Stein, HR Wellness Manager Employee Assistance Program


    30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

    In addition to our annual staff focus event, Staff Council will celebrate its 30th anniversary. Hear from members past and present, and celebrate the accomplishments of staff over the last thirty years.

    Refreshments provided during event (desserts and beverages). We hope to see you there!

    This event is organized by the Staff Affairs Committee.
  • 2016 Staff Focus

    Staff Focus Event
    Date: Monday, April 11, 2016
    Time: 1pm - 3pm
    Location: M.D. Anderson Library, Rockwell Pavilion

    We will hear from:
    • President Renu Khator
    • Human Resources
    Refreshments provided during event (desserts and beverages).