Divisional News & Updates
Check back often for the latest information from across the division.
Communication Guide 2.0 Released
Oct. 2, 2020 — Now, more than ever, effectively and clearly sharing information with each other is critical to the success of our division. That’s why for the second edition of the Communication Guide we added topics that we are using more often.
- Changes to campus and division mass emails
- Staying connected while apart
- Video Conferencing
- Social Media
Why did we do this? We hope that the guide will be a resource to you as you stay connected to your colleagues and our community regardless of your location. Read the Guide.
Recognition Isn't Cancelled
Sep. 24, 2020 — Know an A&F or CAS employee who provides outstanding contributions to the campus community and through their efforts, most clearly embody the values of our division and our commitment to institutional service? Nominate them today! Learn more.
Aug. 10, 2020 — The week of August 10, 2020 will be the last remaining week in which buildings will be locked and only accessible to employees who have keys to the buildings. Those who need access to buildings and do not have a key will still need to work with their supervisors in order to obtain access to the building.
Beginning August 17, 2020, buildings will be open according to standard hours of operation.
Aug. 4, 2020 — All campus sponsored or funded travel is restricted for Fall 2020. No out-of-state travel is permitted at this time. In-state travel is restricted to critical operational travel only.
Critical operational travel includes:
- Course instruction
- Health and safety, or
- To meet contractual or legal obligations
Travelers must submit a travel authorization with a justification of the need and receive approval by their respective vice president or designee before going on any state-funded or sponsored travel.
No determination has been made on travel after Fall 2020 at this time and no travel authorizations should be submitted at this time.
Aug. 4, 2020 — In order to minimize the amount of office supplies purchased by the campus, the college will expand its office supplies-to-go program for the purchase of routine office supplies used by campus departments. Further details will be provided soon.
In the meantime, employees needing office supplies may pick up any of the following items at the warehouse in the Service Building:
- Binder clips (small, medium, and large)
- File folders
- Note pads (8" x 11")
- Paper clips
- Pencils (mechanical)
- Post-it notes
- Printer paper (8" x 11" and 11" x 17")
Campus Budget Update Open Forums
April 8, 2020 — As the college continues to plan for the 2020/21 fiscal year budget, we are finalizing our projections for this fiscal year (2019/20), identifying known as well as unknown impacts on next year's finances, as well as evaluating our enrollment targets for the new incoming students and continuing students.
In a continued effort to provide timely and transparent communications about our Financial Stability Plan, we have scheduled two virtual Budget Open Forums.
- Wednesday, April 22 from 2–3:30pm
- Thursday, April 23 from 10–11:30am
Zoom links for both meetings will be sent to the campus the day before the meeting occurs.
Nominations Are Open
Mar. 2, 2020 — Developed by the Morale & Team Building Committee, the Service Awards are designed to recognize A&F and CAS employees who provide outstanding contributions to the campus community and through their efforts, most clearly embody the values of our division and our commitment to institutional service. Nominations are open until Apr. 1, 2020. Learn more.
Travel & Procurement Training
Accounts payable and purchasing are hosting training sessions on campus purchasing and travel on the following dates and times:
- Wednesday, February 12 from 2–3 p.m. in the Cardinal Lounge
- Thursday, February 13 from 10–11 p.m. in the Cardinal Lounge
- Friday, February 14 from 9–10 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room
These trainings are designed for campus personnel making state-funded purchases or
engaging in state-sponsored travel and provide an overview of purchasing and travel,
recent changes to our programs to save money and improve efficiency, and resources
we have developed to assist our community.
Go to the events calendar.
Were you unable to attend the trainings? Review the PowerPoint Presentation here.
ReADY Request is Live
Jan . 13, 2020 — ReADY Request will replace our current process of emailing Maintenance and Operations to submit a work order. This new system offers a variety of benefits and efficiencies to our campus, which includes:
- User-friendly interface for submitting work orders
- Updates on the status of a work order
- Direct communication throughout the duration of the work order
New Executive Director Named
Jan. 2, 2020 — Dana Kellerman has been named executive director of College Auxiliary Services. Dana’s last position was chief operating officer and chief human resources officer at Adirondack Health based in Saranac Lake. In that role she was responsible for day-to-day operations and oversight of revenue generating auxiliary departments and clinical services for the campuses that make up the diverse health system.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in general science/organization behavior from St. Joseph College in Standish, Maine; and a graduate certificate in human resources and labor relations from Cornell University. She is currently completing her M.B.A. through Capella University. Dana is active in a range of volunteer and community organizations ranging from Guiding Eyes for the Blind to the Olympic Regional Development Authority.
She succeeds Wayne Duprey, who retired in December after leading CAS since 2001. I want to thank Wayne for his long-standing dedication and time-tested leadership of this important component of college operations. He has been a critical part of our joint success and we will miss his contribution to campus life.
Purchasing Process Improvements
Jan. 1, 2020 — The following cost savings and efficiencies changes are in effect:
- The college will now permit charges up to $5,000 on procurement cards.
- The college has instituted new approval thresholds for purchase requisitions above $5,000.
- Fully approved requisitions will now be required when submitting contracts for review or requesting a major bid (RFP/IFB)
Read more about purchasing team updates.
ReADY For Work Orders
Nov. 8, 2019 — We will be implementing ReADY Request on Jan. 6, 2020. We are in the process of implementing ReADY Request, an online integrated Work Management System. Not only will you be able to request a work order quickly, you will be able to monitor and communicate with technicians while it is in progress. Learn more about ReADY Request.
Communication Guide Released
Oct. 9, 2019 — The Communication Team is pleased to share the first edition of the Communication Guide. Content was chosen based on current campus policies and industry best practices. This guide is the first step in providing resources to improve our communication with each other, as a division, and as a campus. Read the Guide.
Official Summer Retreat Details
April 8, 2019 — The Morale and Teambuilding Team released official details for the Administration and Finance Summer Retreat. We can’t wait to see you there! Learn More About the Summer Retreat.
Campus Tours Continue
April 5, 2019 — The Retention and Development Team is pleased to announce new tour dates! Tours will bring employees through many academic and administrative buildings and introduce them to various services on campus. New or current employees can take advantage of this initiative.
Spring Division Meetings
March 11, 2019 — We gathered together to learn about important upcoming divisional events and initiatives, provided an update on major capital and construction projects, and shared information on the achievements from our 2018–2019 Strategic Plan. Read more.
Nominations Are Open
Jan. 18, 2019 — Developed by the Morale & Team Building Committee, the Service Awards are designed to recognize A&F and CAS employees who provide outstanding contributions to the campus community and through their efforts, most clearly embody the values of our division and our commitment to institutional service. Nominations are open until March 15, 2019. Learn more.
Save the Date
Jan. 17, 2019 — The 2019 Administration & Finance Picnic and Retreat will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Be on the lookout for official details. Great food, games, and company will be returning this year!
Web Page Redesign Project
Dec. 20, 2018 — Work is underway with redesigning our division’s web pages. Our new structure will highlight our services and focus on the collaboration of our team to provide them to the campus community.
Members of the Communication Team and division web editors will be reaching out to content owners for the next several months to complete this project by our July 1 launch date. Learn more.