Extension Leadership Team Meeting Minutes September 2, 2020

Extension Leadership Team Meeting Minutes
September 2, 2020
Virtual Meeting (9 AM – 12:30 PM)

Facilitator: Fran Sulinski
Note taker: Lisa Phelps

Please note: Due to the confidentiality and sensitivity of some agenda items, these ELT minutes do not represent the full content of each meeting.

Staff Development Needs

Fran convenes the Staff Development Advisory Committee on a quarterly basis. This group is comprised of a cross representational team representing each employee group. The group provides advice and input to Fran with regard to training needs and priorities. If you are interested in being a part of this organizational committee please contact Fran. Currently a faculty member, support staff member and Community Education Assistant are needed. In addition, if there are pressing training needs please contact Fran to share that information.

Salary Offset Funds

Dennis Harrington has received questions about the use of salary offset funds, a portion of which expire each September. In light of reduced programming some staff are asking for an extension. In general, if a staff person has an identified need it may be possible on a case-by-case basis but staff need to check with Dennis before making assumptions about the availability of these funds. It should be noted that current UMaine spending restrictions may not always allow for spending of salary offset funds.

UMaine SafeSpace App

Hannah will communicate with Extension Faculty and Staff that if they are doing research, they will need to download the UMSafeSpace app and complete the training. This was outlined in the recent UMaine email (Monday, August 31) that was sent out by the Office of VP for Research.  Extension volunteers are not required to use the app.

Employee Health and Food Safety Checklist for Human and Animal Food Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jeremy Sales, Director of UMS Safety  and Environmental Management, has asked us to distribute this document to those who may benefit from it:  https://www.fda.gov/media/141141/download

Search Updates

4-H Science Professional (PT) (Andro/Sag) – Interviewing
Administrative Specialist CL2 (PT) (Somerset) – Advertising
NorthStar Program Coordinator – Bryant Pond 4-H Center – Preparing to advertise
Nutrition Education Professional – Adult Curriculum Coordinator (Somerset) – Advertising
Nutrition Education Professional – Youth Curriculum Coordinator (Andro/Sag) – Advertising
Parent Educational Professional (Knox/Lincoln) – Advertising
Sustainable Agriculture Professional – Somerset County – Interviewing
Research Associate – Highmoor Farm – Interviewing

2020 ELT Meeting Dates

Meetings are from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, unless otherwise noted

Dates Facilitator Notes Location
September 17 Phelps Carter Virtual
October 13 Carter Prichard Virtual
October 28 Prichard Harrington Virtual