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2020 Accountability

Submitted: May 6, 2022
Last updated: May 16, 2022
Status: Resolved

Comment or issue submitted:

My question is as follows since people were either quarantined at home or essential personal here at ASU in 2020 very little really happened for the staff council ! In essence can we as the current staff council members have an extended year added to our elected term limits if a council member chooses to or not and being the Art walk winner i have several projects and proposals in mind but we all lost a productive year ! How do we go about extending or adding the lost year !

Resolution:

Existing Staff Council members whose terms have expired are welcome to continue active membership. We welcome all previous members to continue Staff Council membership with an additional term.



More attention to detail of posts

Submitted: May 6, 2022
Last updated: May 6, 2022
Status: In process

Comment or issue submitted:

I was looking through and see a lot of things posted as "resolved" but really it was just a brush off of a link to the current policy and not consideration of what was suggested or asked. I would appreciate updates based on discussions (i.e. notes from meetings perhaps) instead of basically being told to look at what I was already questioning.

Resolution:

TBD 



Cost of living wage increases

Submitted: May 6, 2022
Last updated: May 6, 2022
Status: In process

Comment or issue submitted:

Since the economy is declined, a lot of the necessary things in life are increases. Gas is on the rise, groceries are more money then they have ever been. Will ASU finally give their employees a cost of living raise?

Resolution:

TBD 



ASU Directory

Submitted: June 22, 2021
Last updated: February 3, 2022
Status: Resolved

Comment or issue submitted:

Can you tell us why there is no ASU Directory, the one online is down, and when it is up there is no information there, it is impossible to locate emails and phone numbers of fellow staff members when you do get into the directory. You can find the person, but no way of contacting them. Why is this not available to us. Also departments should be listed there as well, but we can not find them. UTO does not seem to have an answer? Why?

Resolution:

You can now access the Directory at the bottom of the homepage on asu.edu



Include parents in health plans

Submitted: March 30, 2021
Last updated: February 3, 2022
Status: Resolved

Comment or issue submitted:

How can we work on including to add our parents to our health plans, especially, in scenarios where they go through Traumatic Brain Injury and are no longer able to care for themselves?

Resolution:

ASU offers an array of family resource benefits to assist employees in managing life situations with family members, see the Family Resource Guide here: https://www.asu.edu/hr/benefits/ASU-family-resource-guide.pdf. Because eligibility for employee dependents is governed by what the IRS deems as eligible dependents for tax purposes, we cannot consider the addition of parents as eligible dependents unless a parent is an employee’s dependent for tax reporting purposes.



Housing Insecurity

Submitted: January 14, 2022
Last updated: January 25, 2022
Status: Resolved

Comment or issue submitted:

Many ASU staff are facing housing insecurity due to high inflation, lack of adequate wage growth, and rents that have risen 21 percent just in the past year. What is ASU doing to address this issue, since it's part of our mission? Single employees in particular have been hit hard.

Resolution:

The executive committee is aware of the general living costs in our market and the pressure on wages. We continue to evaluate local labor markets. We also have a policy that we pay all full time employees at least the livable wage and we accelerated our 2022 merit program. However, we acknowledge there is still work to be done.



Vaccine mandate update

Submitted: January 14, 2022
Last updated: January 14, 2022
Status: In progress

Comment or issue submitted:

Both NAU and UA have published updates and sent communication to their campuses regarding the injunction of the vaccine mandate. ASU's page is still dated November 9th and no one has ANY information on an update given the current injunction. Why are we in the dark? Why do we not get communication? Why for such a huge campus that claims to be inclusive and innovative, do we not address these things openly and transparently? Would it not lend itself to one less issue to worry about if leadership addressed these things as soon as they happen?

Resolution:

University leaders, VPs, Deans and the HR community have been notified that the federal mandate is currently on hold. Broad communication is complicated in fluid times such as this, as messages can often be obsolete within days of it being released. That said, we rely on the university leadership, at the department level, to communicate with their respective teams regularly as things evolve.



ASU Student Population

Submitted: April 18, 2021
Last updated: November 23, 2021
Status: Resolved

Comment or issue submitted:

ASUs' student population is growing at an unsustainable rate. The department I'm in, and many units we work closely with, aren't able to keep up with quality support due to the sheer number of students inquiries. Each department seems to be under-funded and under-staffed to support the 70,000 students and counting. ASU needs to adjust the charter or or come up with an "innovative" way to ease the burden on all departments.

Resolution:

Thank you for your feedback. With regards to your suggestion to develop ways to ease the burden on departments, we recommend you share the feedback directly with your department leadership.



Bad reaction to shot

Submitted: June 11, 2021
Last updated: November 16, 2021
Status: Resolved

Comment or issue submitted:

if you have received one shot, but had a bad reaction and am not recommended to get the second shot, should we still upload the verification of the shot we got?

Resolution:

If you are unable to get the second shot per a medical rcommendation, you should upload you card and apply for medical exemption. If a medical exemption has already been approved, you do not need to upload the card.



This program is a great idea

Submitted: May 27, 2021
Last updated: October 11, 2021
Status: In progress

Comment or issue submitted:

This program is a great idea. If we are looking to add new features, a +1 button could be considered to capture the topic in from the "speak up be heard" page (which was already asked/answered) and pulls that into this form so people can share comments related to topics already made. (Alternatively, the user could just reference the topic again when filling out this form, so maybe this feature idea is more convenience related than core functioning).

Resolution:

We are glad you like this new SUBH format and welcome your feedback. The program we use to create the SUBH website may have some limitations but we can certainly investigate your suggestion.

If you would like to provide more specific information in this regard, please email us at staffcouncil@asu.edu with your contact information.

Kind regards,
Work Climate Committee



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