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May 2, 2016 Invitation to Town Hall Meetings on Proposed Housing Employee Meal Discount Changes

Housing Employee Meal Discount Town Hall Invitation

E-mail sent date: May 2, 2016
E-mail sent to: hou-everyone e-mail list
Hard copies posted: time clock locations, break rooms, and employee bulletin boards
Communication content:

Dear University Housing Staff, Do you have questions about the changes to the discounted University Housing staff meals? There will be three informational meetings with me and other administrative staff team members on the following dates:

Monday, May 9: 3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (Carson Hall: Carson Dining Room - Barnhart Room)
Wednesday, May 11: 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. (Walton: Schafer Classroom – Enter through the main University Housing doors.)
Friday, May 13: 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. (Barnhart Hall: Dining Room - Upstairs Balcony)

If you are scheduled to work during any of these times and wish to attend, check with your supervisor for release time. Supervisors will be encouraged to allow time if at all possible. If you are not scheduled for any of these times, but would like to attend, your attendance would be on your own time.

University Housing is proud to provide a meal discount for University Housing Employees. The most recent adjustment was made in 1999. We care deeply about our staff and know rising costs can be difficult.

We want to continue to offer a low-cost meal option for all University Housing employees while also covering our food costs of each meal.

To keep up with increased food costs, University Housing is proposing a 5-points-for-$3 meal or a $3 entrance to an all-you-care-to-eat venue, beginning September 1, 2016. For dining employees, we are proposing a 5-points-for-$1 meal or a $1 entrance to an all-you-care-to-eat venue until December 31, 2016. Beginning January 1, 2017, dining employees will move to the same rate as all other housing employees.

If you have any questions please consider attending one of the informational meetings, or send an email to me at

Thank you.


Michael Griffel, Director
University Housing