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We Support Each Other
Staying Strong While Working Together from Home
As the we all work through these difficult and unusual times, please note that your Staff Senate is here with you. Although we are out of our normal working environments, with children needing to be attended, to seniors needing special assistance, and spouses and pets being… well spouses and pets, the Staff Senate recognizes your commitment to the University and its mission. Please remember to stay safe, and take a moment to enjoy those around you, as we all look forward to the hope of the future.
As a Staff employee, did you know you have benefits through Staff Senate? There is available funding for Emergencies and Textbook Scholarships. Do you know where the funding comes from? It comes from our colleagues, fellow staff members and this includes YOU! come on and support Staff at UWF.
Recently, we were able to award funds to our fellow staff members who were impacted from the April 30th flood. The Staff Senate Emergency Fund allowed us to assist our fellow employees with no repayment required. Looking towards the future, we want to ensure to replenish our funds to have the continued ability to help our fellow colleagues as quickly and impactfully as possible.
The Staff Senate also awards Textbook Scholarships each semester. These scholarships go to full-time UWF Staff Employees to help further their education by providing the means for purchasing textbooks. Since the spring 2014 semester, we have awarded 22 scholarships to help our Staff Scholars.
Giving to Staff at UWF
So how do we receive our funding? Through the generous financial support of people like you! As a UWF Staff Employee, we support our co-workers everyday and we can all do more. Consider helping fund fellow staff through payroll deduction to one or both of these funds? With your donation, you will help to keep roof over heads, keep the heat or air conditioning on, even help feed a colleagues family in their time of need. Or you can help support fellow staff as they pursue their dreams of earning their UWF degree.