ELT Minutes, May 20, 2015

Extension Leadership Team Minutes
May 20, 2015
Rm 102B, Orono
Dennis Harrington
Note taker: Fran Sulinski

New Employee Training on 5/12.
The Extension new employee training has adjusted to changes in the UMaine orientation over the years. Typically taking place twice a year in March and October, the 9:30 – 3:30 training now includes mandatory training from safety and Equal Opportunity to prevent some new off-campus employees from having to take a separate trip for those offerings. The training also includes information about flexible staff development, reclassifications, civil rights and the Extension organizational chart. An important part of the training is to meet and get to know other new staff and to understand the resources available to all Extension staff.

Planning and Listening Sessions
Dennis and John will travel the state to talk about the changes coming as a result of the UMS Financial Management and what are the implications for staff and Extension Offices. These visits are likely to take place this summer. Each office will be contacted for scheduling.


Announcement Invitation:

The ELT invites you to submit items to be included in the minutes/announcements of the next regularly scheduled ELT meeting.  This is an opportunity to share with the ELT and the rest of the organization any of the following:

  • Notable programmatic accomplishments
  • Development or fundraising success
  • Significant new partnerships and/or opportunities
  • Important transitions

Please take the opportunity to share your good works through this avenue.  Keep it brief… approximately two to four sentences would be appreciated. To submit an announcement, please contact your PA or appropriate member of the ELT.

Please remember to visit University of Maine’s news site for additional University of Maine Cooperative Extension highlight.

Search Update:

Program Administrator – Maine Food System, Assoc Ext Prof or Ext Prof – Position filled

Sustainable Ag Asst Ext Prof & Asst Prof – Presque Isle – Accepting applications

4-H STEM Program Prof (2 positions) – 4-H Learning Ctrs at Tanglewood (Lincolnville) or

   Bryant Pond – Positions filled

Administrative Specialist CL2 – Franklin Cty – Advertising

4-H Youth Development Professional – 4-H Office Orono – Interviewing

4-H Youth Development Professional – Kennebec – Accepting applications

Research Associate in Vegetable Production – Highmoor Farm – Accepting applications

Community Education Assistant CL2 – Penobscot County – Accepting applications

Community Education Assistant CL2 – Piscataquis County – Accepting applications

4-H Youth Development Professional – Franklin County – Accepting applications

4-H Youth Development Professional – York County – Pre-advertising/Processing

ELT Meeting Dates –2015 – Meetings are from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm – unless otherwise noted

June 3 Sulinski Phelps Orono – 102B
June 29 Phelps Rebar Augusta – 218 Richard Randall Student Center
July 29 Rebar Prichard Orono – 102B
August 20 Prichard Harrington Orono – 102B
September 16 Harrington Sulinski Augusta – TBA
October 6 Sulinski Phelps Orono – 102B
October 20 Phelps Rebar Orono – 102B
November 12 Rebar Prichard Augusta – TBA
December 2 Prichard Harrington Orono – 102B
December 21 Harrington Sulinski Orono – 102B