FY18 Meeting Schedule

Working Group on Support Staff Issues (WGSSI)

Lunch: 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Meeting: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

[All meetings are held from 11:45AM - 1:00PM]

Fall dates

Location:  Chipman Conference Room, 6-104
Date:  Thursday, September 14, 2017
Facilitator: Julie Lindley and Barbara Keller

11:45AM – 12:00PM  Lunch
12:00PM – 12:05PM  Paris Creperie
12:05PM - 12:10PM  Cori Champagne, Rewards & Recognition Specialist
12:10PM – 12:40PM  MIT Events Calendar Relaunch, Emer Garland, Communication Specialist, Rachael Weiner,
                                   Communications Assistant and Chris Murphy, Business Analyst
12:40PM – 12:55PM  WG subcommittee plans for FY18/updates
                                    ·      Working Green
                                    ·      Civility & Respect
                                    ·      PPP
                                    ·      Professional Development
                                    ·      Communications
                                    ·      ABD
12:55PM – 1:00PM  Closing remarks

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Location:  Chipman Room (6-104)
Speaker:  Sarah Peterson, Disability Services Specialist
Topic:       Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) - what you need to know
Caterer:   Cafe Luna

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Location:  Chipman Room (6-104)
Speaker:  Amanda Bennett, Manager, Talent Management, Human Resources
Topic:       Email Etiquette
Caterer:    Bonapita Grill

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Location:  Atlas Service Center
Speaker:   Maria Barrios, Benefits Manager (HR) and Margie Ferriera, Senior Benefits Analyst (HR)
Topic:        High Deductible Health Insurance Plan

No meetings are held in January

Spring dates

Thursday, February 8, 2018 (this meeting is 90 minutes in length due to the nature of the content)
Location:  37-252 (Marlar Room)
Speaker:  Susanna (Zan) Barry, Senior Program Manager, MIT Medical
Topic:       Notice & Respond: helping MIT students in distress   

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Location: 37-252 (Marlar Room)
Speaker:  Liz McCarthy, Title IX Education Specialist (Title IX & Bias Response) & Meg Chuhran, Lead Advocate (Violence Prevention & Response)
Topic:      Responding to student disclosures of violence and discrimination at MIT.
Caterer:   Bailey & Sage

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Location: 37-252 (Marlar Room)
Speaker:  TBD
Topic:       Staples: Best Buying Practices
Caterer:   Jules Catering

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Location: 37-252 (Marlar Room)

Thursday, June 14, 2018 (End of Year Retreat)
Location: Endicott House
Speaker:  TBD