The Michigan Tech V. P. for Administration Ellen Horsch has formed a new committee, the WorkLife Programming Advisory Committee. According to their website, the committee came into existence at the end of 2014. The WorkLife Programming Advisory Committee is charged with:
- Regularly assessing WorkLife quality at the University.
- Reviewing and providing input on University policy to support WorkLife blending.
- Benchmarking other institutions’ WorkLife programs.
- Providing programming and resources to the campus community that support a high quality of WorkLife blending for all.
Persons interested in participating in the Committee’s work are invited to get in touch with the Committee chair, Ann Kitalong-Will, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subcommittees are being formed on the following topics (per blogposting 29Jan2015):
- Childcare and eldercare issues and concerns
- Policies that support a good work-life blend for University employees
- Mentoring opportunities
- IT service, software, and technology infrastructure needs that support worklife quality and flexible work options
- Professional and career development needs and interests
There is also a survey link posted on their blog, inviting community members to express their priorities with regard to work-life issues.
The committees, task forces, and groups formed by the V.P. for Administration’s office “research, analyze, and recommend ways to improve administrative operations at Michigan Tech to help enable a pleasant, productive, and safe work environment.” These groups (as of 8Feb2015) are:
- Benefits Liaison Group
- Health and Safety Task Force
- Incident Command Team
- Memorial Union Vision Purpose Group
- The Tech Community Wellness Committee
- Reengineering Personnel Management Systems Task Force
- WorkLife Programming Task Force