Staff Retiree Merits to be offered to retired DSU staff. The merit services encourage retired employees to maintain an association with the university and to continue activities as time and interest permit. All staff members who retire from DSU are eligible for these merits if they are 55 years of age or older and served the university for a minimum of 10 full years or the part-time equivalent of 10 full years.
Continuing Education courses are offered to staff members free of charge. The Staff Senate Continuing Education Committee plans at least two course a year. Subjects vary and have been offered in computer related courses, first aid/CPR and how to defend yourself.
Moments of Excellence is a Staff Senate initiative designed to recognize excellence among staff members. DSU employees are encouraged to nominate a staff member they feel has gone above and beyond the call of duty in one or more of the following categories: positive attitude; excellent teamwork; going the extra mile; marvelous motivator; outstanding customer service; loyalty and commitment to the university; innovation and creativity; diligence; or a category of the nominator’s choosing. A committee made up of Staff Senators then chooses from among the nominees to award a deserving individual staff member. The award is given out monthly. Nominations for Moments of Excellence Awards can be made on the Staff Senate web page and are due by the second Tuesday of each month. The first Moments of Excellence was awarded July 2007.
Staff Senate Scholarship was founded in 2007 and is intended to help a student who is a dependent of a DSU staff member pay for books, mandatory fees or any self-supporting programs while pursuing an education at DSU. This scholarship will be in addition to the DSU Employee Spouse and Dependent Tuition Waiver Request which covers only tuition.
Emergency Management Plan (EMP) was established in June 2007. Members of Staff Senate worked in collaboration with the Emergency Management Task force team to establish a policy to provide a framework for campus preparedness. The EMP is reviewed annually and revised as needed to assure that response plans are current and the information included is accurate.