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Volume 33 Issue 20

Human Resources shares as much information as possible, staff council representatives told >

June 14th, 2001

The head of the Office of Human Resources (HR) acknowledged that his department had been overly secretive in the past, but insisted that that philosophy had changed dramatically. "Several years ago, everything in HR was a secret," said Ron Frisch, associate vice chancellor for Human Resources. Frisch was the featured speaker June 6 at Johnstown […]

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Senate committee members work as part of shared governance here >

June 14th, 2001

Last spring, when the controversy over extending health benefits to Pitt employees' same-sex partners was at its ugliest, a University Senate committee proposed a way out. Why not convene a panel of faculty, staff, students, administrators and trustees to study the issue and make recommendations to the senior administration? suggested the Senate's anti-discriminatory policies committee. […]

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UPJ service workers, Pitt settle contract >

June 14th, 2001

Beginning July 1, Johnstown campus service workers will join the UPMC Health Plan under a new contract agreement with the University. The workers agreed to the provisions of Pitt's "core" health benefits payment structure, which had been a stumbling block in the protracted contract negotiations. The 52 service workers had been without a contract since […]

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Staff council okays officers >

June 14th, 2001

The Staff Association Council (SAC) approved the slate of officers at a meeting yesterday, June 13: President — Barbara J. Mowery Vice president for steering — Richard R. Colwell Treasurer — Tammeka A. Beattie Vice president for communications — Maureen A. Jenkins Under SAC bylaws, the officers began two-year terms at the conclusion of yesterday's […]

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New SAC president assumes post >

June 14th, 2001

Drawing on her own job experience, the newly elected Staff Association Council president said SAC "should be more like an advising center for staff. We are here to listen to your concerns; not tell you what to do, but suggest options and opportunities. And if we can't help you directly, we could tell you where […]

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Renovation projects, leases okayed by property & facilities committee >

June 14th, 2001

The Board of Trustees property and facilities committee on June 8 approved seven Pitt building renovation projects and three lease arrangements. Leases The biggest, and most complicated, lease involves the relocation of Pitt's football program to the South Side UPMC Sports Performance Complex. At an initial annual cost of $850,000, the University will lease 55,941 […]

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New dean of social work named >

June 14th, 2001

Following a national search, Pitt has named a new School of Social Work dean. Larry E. Davis, the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity at Washington University in St. Louis, succeeds David E. Epperson, who is retiring as dean after 28 years. "I plan no dramatic changes," Davis told the University Times […]

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