Employee Assembly Staff Forums

7/18/22- Employee Assembly Forum: Farewell to Mary Opperman-A Moderated Conversation

Panelists include Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Mary Opperman, Employee Assembly Chair Andrea Haenlin-Mott, Immediate Past Employee Assembly Chair Jessica Withers, and several past Employee Assembly Chairs. The Employee Assembly gathered to wish Vice President Opperman a fond farewell as she prepares to leave Cornell after 26 years of service. In a moderated conversation, Vice President Opperman responded to panelists' questions, reflected on her career at Cornell, and imparted her thoughts on the direction she hopes the University will take.

2/18/22 - Employee Assembly Staff Forum:  COVID in the new semester - A Panel Discussion

Panelists include Provost Mike Kotlikoff, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Mary Opperman, Vice Provost for Academic Integration Gary Koretzky, and Eleanor and Howard Morgan Professor Peter Fraizer (Operations Research and Information Engineering) as they discuss the development and implementation of our COVID-19 mitigation strategies as we begin the new semester.

6/8/2021 - Employee Assembly Staff Forum: University Finance Update

Panelists include Joanne DeStefano, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Paul Streeter, Vice President for Budget and Planning, as they review the FY21 budget, discuss what was learned, and discuss impacts to FY22.

3/12/2021 - Employee Assembly Staff Forum: COVID - A Year Later

Panelists include President Pollack and her colleagues at the one-year milestone of the campus (and the world) reacting to the impacts of COVID-19. This will be a look back and a look ahead, with a focus on the years effect on the staff community.

2/23/2021 - Community Building: Engaging in Difficult Conversations

Panelists include key leaders from across the campus to discuss means of engaging the community in conversations surrounding campus climate (diversity, equity & inclusion).

1/21/2021 - Panel Discussion - Employee Education Benefits

Panelists include Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Mary Opperman and representatives from CULearn, the Employee Degree Program, the School of Continuing Education and eCornell.

12/14/2020 - Wind Down to Winter Break Panel Discussion

Following opening remarks from Mary Opperman, Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, a panel of wellbeing experts from Cornell will be sharing their thoughts and suggestions on 2020’s impact on wellbeing and more importantly, how to integrate reflection, rest, and rejuvenation into the winter months.

12/1/2020 - Staff Forum - Cornell Health

Please join the Employee Assembly with leadership from Cornell Health for a Zoom webinar to discuss the current status of COVID-19 on campus, how to stay safe over Winter Break, and COVID testing. 

Staff Feedback Forum - 2020 Summer Series

As we move into a phased re-entry to campus, we recognize that it is critically important for the administration to continue dialogue with staff and gather feedback and input on matters that are central to our workplace environment.

COVID-19 Staff Forums

Series of forums with senior leadership held early on in the pandemic to discuss issues, address concerns and answer questions.