The University Record, September 12, 1994

Faculty and staff encouraged to discuss workplace violence at informal meetings

Faculty and staff are invited to attend one of three informal meetings to discuss workplace violence.

The meetings are scheduled:

  • 10 a.m. Sept. 20, Corner Room, North Campus Commons;

  • 7 p.m. Sept. 22, Michigan Room, Michigan Union;

  • 10 a.m. Sept. 28, Michigan Room, Michigan Union.

    The three public meetings are being held to gain a greater understanding and awareness of the concerns University workers have regarding threats or acts of violence.

    A campuswide Workplace Violence Task Force is being formed to develop a comprehensive response to workplace violence. Members of the task force, yet to be selected, will begin meeting this fall. (An article in the Sept. 6 Record mistakenly indicated that just business and finance units were forming the task force.)

    Representatives from several units have been asked to form a lead team to begin the process. They include Keith Bruhnsen, manager of the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program; Leo J. Heatley, director of the Department of Public Safety; Wendy N. Powell, personnel representative; and Bruce B. Pringle, assistant personnel administrator, Office of Employee Relations.

    For information on the task force or to reserve a time to speak at the public meetings, call 998-7500.