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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



Flex schedules for non-student facing staff

Submitted: June 11, 2021
Last updated: September 14, 2021
Status: Resolved

Comment or issue submitted:

Issues when it comes to carbon impact of having everyone returning to campus would be antithetical to ASU's dedication to sustainability. Could non-student facing staff have more of flexibility in hybrid/remote work? Also, Parking on campus is very expensive. By requiring return to campus, this is essentially requiring everyone to take a pay cut though paying for permits. Will there be options to reduce parking costs for staff that are working reduced days?

Resolution:

PTS does not have current plans to offer weekday-specific permits. ASU parking permits are already deeply discounted and sold below the current market rate.



Bad reaction to shot

Submitted: June 11, 2021
Last updated: August 20, 2021
Status: In progress

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:


Town Hall recording

Submitted: June 11, 2021
Last updated: August 20, 2021
Status: In progress

Comment or issue submitted:

Will the 6/11/21 Town Hall recording be available to participants?

Resolution:


Extra vacation days

Submitted: June 11, 2021
Last updated: August 20, 2021

Comment or issue submitted:

What extra four vacation days?

Resolution:

Please see the 12/16/2020 note from Mark Searle and Morgan Olsen: Each of you contributes immensely to the success of Arizona State University. This year has thrown countless challenges and opportunities our way. In true ASU spirit, we’ve forged ahead and continued to carry out our mission of serving our students and the public in new and innovative ways. We want to thank each and every one of you for your continued dedication and commitment to the university and our charter.

In appreciation for your dedicated service, and after consultation with President Crow, we are granting all full-time, vacation-eligible employees four additional vacation days, or the equivalent of 32 vacation hours. Part-time employees also will receive a pro-rated vacation addition. You must use this one-time vacation allocation by June 30, 2021. If you can, we encourage you to take this time before the end of 2020. Get some rest, recharge and reconnect with loved ones before we head into a busy spring semester. Employee eligibility requirements include the following:

  • Employees must have been hired before Sept. 1, 2020.
  • Employees on paid leave and unpaid leave through the Family and Medical Leave Act are eligible.
  • Postdoctoral researchers are eligible.
  • Employees who are over the 320-hour vacation accrual limit on January 1, 2021, will receive the additional 32 hours.

Employees on unpaid leave are ineligible. Unused hours cannot be paid out at termination of employment.

These vacation hours will appear in your My ASU account soon. As always, please work with your supervisor on your time off request to ensure your unit has appropriate staffing.

Thank you again for your service and commitment to ASU.



What changes have you made?

Submitted: June 3, 2021
Last updated: August 20, 2021
Status: In progress

Comment or issue submitted:

The introduction to Speak up Be Heard says "The ASU Staff Council believes positive change can be generated from within our own employee network." What changes have you made as a result of questions/comments submitted to Speak up Be Heard?

Resolution:


College Hub

Submitted: May 29, 2019
Last updated: August 20, 2021
Status: Resolved

Comment or issue submitted:

This question was asked at the Staff Town Hall held on May 29, 2019:

The College started a Hub a little over a year ago. I was hoping to hear how successful it has been with new freshmen. Has the retention rate improved? Have student GPA's improved?

Resolution:

Since our move to Armstrong Hall – first-year student retention has improved steadily (the last official numbers put us at 87.7% fall-to-fall retention). In addition, the number of students being retained to The College has increased from 69% to 71%.

We don’t look at overall GPA’s as retention is the measure of first-year success the university uses to gauge overall improvements in the first-year experience.



Reduced carbon footprint of hybrid work

Submitted: June 2, 2021
Last updated: June 25, 2021
Status: In Progress

Comment or issue submitted:

The pandemic has presented our world with many challenges, but also opportunities. In a time when we recognize the urgency of protecting our environment, how much consideration has ASU given toward maintaining remote work when possible in order to reduce our carbon footprint? Because the workplace fosters innovation, perhaps a hybrid work-from-home model might be best. Departments/teams would determine the best structure that allows some employees to work from home while others work on-site. Employees could work on-site 2-3 days per week and work remotely during the remaining days. A reduction in commuter travel provides a cost savings to the employee as well. Adopting a hybrid model addresses several categories: Sustainability, Work Life Balance, Parking and Transit, Health and Safety.

Resolution:


Speak up Be Heard process

Submitted: April 22, 2021
Last updated: June 23, 2021
Status: Resolved

Comment or issue submitted:

Where do Speak Up Be Heard Questions go before they are published? I submitted 2 questions some time ago and they were never answered or published.

Resolution:

The SuBh submissions are initially received by a team from the Work Climate Committee via email. They are sorted by category then shared with the appropriate ASU department/personnel for a response. While the team is waiting for the response, the initial submission is posted to the SuBh website with an “in process” status. Once the response is received, it is added to the original post and is then considered complete. Due to a technical glitch, submissions from January 2021 to May 2021 were overlooked. The team is currently in the process of getting those submissions posted and shared with the appropriate personnel for responses and hope to have them completed before the end of the summer.



Hybrid work schedules

Submitted: June 1, 2021
Last updated: June 22, 2021
Status: In Progress

Comment or issue submitted:

Is there being any thought given to hybrid work schedules in the return to campus plans? Unless the university is requiring vaccines, that could be a good option to lessen crowding on campus.

Resolution:


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