Employee Activities & Recognition Working Group (EARWG)
- To establish and support planned opportunities for stress relief, community building, fun, and goodwill
- To recognize and openly acknowledge contributions and accomplishments
- To increase understanding of and appreciation for work in units other than our own
- To boost morale throughout the Libraries
Meetings will take place once a month, but will also take place “as needed” to facilitate planning of events.
- Membership to be appointed by Management Advisory Council
- Six to eight members (serving staggered two-year terms) representing a cross-section of library employees, units, and locations (chosen by MAC after soliciting volunteers)
Membership Terms will be staggered one year and two year terms.
The Employee Activities and Recognition Working Group reports to the Dean of Libraries. The working group will select its own chair for a 6 month minimum term of office and will meet monthly or as needed. The group will coordinate its activities with other working groups and library departments, as warranted. Working groups will establish procedures and make policy within the scope of their responsibilities. Working groups are accountable for their decisions and are expected to share decisions with library colleagues using the standard working group procedures. Any proposals generated by a working group that require funding for implementation must be referred the Dean for funding approval. Similarly, any proposals with very broad policy implications also need Management Advisory Council approval. The chair of the working group is expected to update Management Advisory Council on its activities as needed.
- To facilitate the planning of opportunities to build community relationships, have some fun, and spread goodwill—primarily by means of surveying employees to determine the kinds of events that are desired and the most convenient timing for them, seeking budget solutions, and conducting calls for volunteers to establish sub-committees for such events. (The working group will not be held responsible for implementing events that fail to draw sufficient volunteers.)
- To assist library management in planning and implementing on and off campus events.
- To monitor morale and identify the specific issues that most affect morale in our organization in order to propose strategies for improvement where needed and to discover and celebrate what works well.
- To facilitate and encourage documentation of The Libraries’ events, activities and employees.
Approved by DAC: (03/2007)
Revised by MAC 2/24/2010