October Announcements

Happy Halloween, APTE Members!

Here’s a quick look at the latest news from APTE and around ACC.

Announcements

Reminder please complete the survey by Nov 3rdHelp us Help you, please take a minute to complete a brief Climate Survey for FY 18 topics, we need your feedback

You are invited to APTE’s Fall General Membership Meeting! Please RSVP by Nov 1st, for lunch count, RSVP. To support the student pantry’s on campuses, please bring a non-perishable item with easy to open lids (grab & go items like microwaveable mac & cheese, soups, snack items such as breakfast bars etc) Live streaming will be set up as well!

AFLAC– Fall Enrollment period ends on November 10, 2017

Today, October 31st is the last day to contribute to SECC! Each year, ACC employees contribute thousands of dollars to help others in need.

Service Opportunities

Reminder to RSVP by Nov 2nd Settlement Home Tour– APTE members have been invited on a tour to learn more about The Settlement Home for Children, and how we can help out. Enjoy a complimentary lunch, tour the campus and learn about the work being done to help children heal and grow. Learn more about the mission and sign up for the tour.

Seedling Needs 100 Mentors– Seedling Foundation provides support for children of incarcerated parents by matching them with a trained, caring volunteer mentor. Mentors visit with their mentee once a week over the school year, during the child’s lunchtime, to provide the consistent presence of an adult friend who believes in their potential and does not judge them for their parents’ mistakes.   Visit the website at www.seedlingfoundation.org to apply

Other Updates

Have a great week!

Keelee Moseley, APTE President apte_president@austincc.edu

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Latest news from APTE and around ACC

Good morning, APTE Members!

Here’s a quick look at the latest news from APTE and around ACC.

Read all about it!

Announcements

  • Costume Drive Success! THANK YOU to all that collected and donated items. Seventy-five awesome costumes, candies and accessories were delivered to Safe Place on Friday! What a tremendous effort and outcome J
  • Help us Help you, please take a minute to complete a brief Climate Survey for FY 18 topics, we need your feedback
  • AFLAC- The Duck is Back! – Fall Enrollment period is from October 9 through November 10, 2017. Please see the informational sessions scheduled at various campus locations
  • State Employee Charitable Campaign – Each year, ACC employees contribute thousands of dollars to help others in need. This year’s SECC continues through October 31st.
  • Download the Crisis Manager App to explore ACC’s Emergency Procedures and familiarize yourself with the App features. Find more information here
  • If you haven’t heard or seen, APTE has service t-shirts. The t-shirt was designed with pride to wear when participating in community service events or projects, community service looks good on you! Opportunities to win or purchase a t-shirt, coming soon!

Service Opportunities

  • Settlement Home Tour – APTE members have been invited on a tour to learn more about The Settlement Home for Children, and how we can help out. Enjoy a complimentary lunch, tour the campus and learn about the work being done to help children heal and grow. Learn more about the mission and sign up for the tour.

Other Updates

Have a great week!

Keelee Moseley, APTE President apte_president@austincc.edu

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A message from your past and the current APTE President

Keelee Kyles Moseley - APTE President

https://accmultimedia.austincc.edu/ondemand/noninstructional.php?dir=hr/&vid=APTELR

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Halloween Costume Drive

Please consider donating new or gently used  Halloween costumes to the Costume Drive. This service project benefits the local Safe Place Austin (a local shelter). They have many youths ages 5-17 who would love a Halloween costume. Other items to donate could include face paint, candy buckets, and candy! A donation box will also be placed at each campus.

Please contact the campus manager or APTE campus rep if you haven’t seen a donation box. The deadline to donate is Wednesday, October 18th, so that there is time to distribute them to the children for Halloween. If you have questions, please contact APTE Communication Officer Caroline Hernandez. For more information about Safe Place Austin, visit their website http://www.safeaustin.org/2017 Halloween Costume drive

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Updates and Opportunities

Good Afternoon APTE,

Lots of updates to share below, cheers!

Keelee


FY 2018 Budget Approval:

I reported on the latest from APTE at last night’s BOT meeting and stayed for the budget discussion and vote. On behalf of all the APTE officers, I share in the sentiments below from our AFT Prof-Tech VP, Daniel Ohanlon.

As VP of Proftech of the ACCAFT Loca 6249, I am pleased to report to you that the ACC Board of Trustees voted and passed the 2018 budget this evening. The budget DOES include a 3% raise for employees. Additionally, the Board also passed the new “living wage” of $15.00/hr. As well, there were a series of positions which will receive market adjustments. Details can be found on pages 72-32 of the Board agenda.

The union is pleased with our efforts in conjunction with the internal association efforts. We look forward to a new year and new challenges before us. As always, I am available to speak to the officers and members at any meeting, so we can work together to ensure that APTE members are represented in all aspects of the College appropriately, fairly, and honestly.

Daniel J OHanlon

VP Professional Technical Employees


In addition, several adjunct professors, including AFA President, Vanessa Faz, spoke on the inequity of adjunct pay. I share this information with you in the hope that APTE members support our fellow ACC employees in making sure that pay raises are equal for all.

Here’s coverage from our local The Community Impact Newspaper:

Austin Community College members, adjunct faculty scrutinize unequal pay increases

I encourage everyone to also to read through the BOT agenda and watch the recording of the portion of last night’s meeting that focused on the FY 18 budget. Agenda is posted here and should soon contain the recording:

http://www.austincc.edu/board-of-trustees/meeting-agendas-minutes-and-recordings


Great news from the Office of Sustainability about our APTE BBQ held last Thursday, 7/6:

Hi all,

I wanted to say a huge THANKS to everyone involved in the APTE BBQ Celebration last week. Thanks to the hard work of the event planners and our zero waste volunteers, more than 99% of waste was diverted from the landfill! Give yourselves a pat on the pack, this is great news!

Please feel free to share this success story with others and encourage them to make their next event zero waste.

Thanks again. I hope to see you all again soon at another Zero Waste event.

Best wishes,

Alyssa Halle-Schramm

Sustainability Coordinator


SXSW Opportunity

For those still pondering or might be interested in presenting at SXSW-EDU or SXSW next year, there will be a meet-up in Austin next week. There are alsomeet-ups in other cities if you happen to find yourself there on vacation. The meet-ups are free and provide you with information and the opportunity to get all your questions answered.

By the way, the panel picker process is open and proposals are due (including intro video) July 21.

Good luck and I hope to see some great ACC presenters next year.

SXSW.edu

Herb Coleman Phd


The Concealed Carry ACC policy has been finalized. http://www.austincc.edu/campus-carry


Sick Leave Pool (From ASC)

The ASC has reviewed and approved changes to the following Administrative Rule and the corresponding Guidelines/Procedures, and the drafts have been posted for comments from ACC employees:

​6.09.0​10 Sick Leave Pool

The draft​s are available for viewing and adding comments here:
https://sites.google.com/a/austincc.edu/asc-internal/admin_rules_drafts

A link to instructions for adding comments appears ​near the top of the page. The deadline for comments is July 31, 2017.

Please communicate this information to your members.

On behalf of the ASC, thanks and regards,
Catherine Namour
Executive Assistant to the EVP, Finance & Administration and
Interim EVP, Campus Planning & Operations

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