Welcome to the Illinois Administrative Professionals

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The Illinois Administrative Professionals is an organization for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign employees in certain Civil Service classifications. Over the years, office support functions and responsibilities have changed, as have the skills required to perform these roles effectively. Illinois Administrative Professionals seeks to build collegiality across campus. Our primary objectives are:

        • Establish a fellowship and create a high standard of ethics among members.
        • Assist in the professional development of members.
        • Serve as a forum for the discussion of issues affecting support staff of the University of Illinois.
        • Further knowledge about the University of Illinois and uphold its honor and dignity.

UPCOMING ITEMS TO KNOW:

TEM with guest speaker Tammy Ziegler from Payables
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

2101 Everitt Labs, 1406 W. Green St., Urbana

Lunch provided by Daily Byte.  Please RSVP at https://go.illinois.edu/IAPTEMPresentation by Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

Reservations will NOT be accepted past the deadline date.  Cancellations must be received 48 hours before the deadline date or payment will still be required.

Please note:  Be sure to finish the registration form completely, this assures your lunch is ordered correctly. Remember, cancellations must be received 48 hours before the deadline date or payment will still be required.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact David Perryn (dperryn@illinois.edu).

Special thanks to our guest speakers from Source2Pay and Campus Parking for attending the August IAP Luncheon

Membership and Mentoring
Are you ready to reap the benefits of becoming a mentor or a mentee?

Forbes has identified Six Strategies for Building a Mentoring Program that Benefits People and Organizations. Mentoring is a two-way relationship that benefits organizations and individuals. It doesn’t matter how much or how little experience you have; there is always room to grow, both professionally and personally, with the opportunity to develop friendships along the way. If you’re interested in becoming either a mentor or mentee complete this form by Friday, Sept. 27. In early October we will work with you to make the best matches possible, and plan a special meet and greet to kick off the program for the year.  

 “The IAP Mentoring Program helped me so much!  Angie took the time to pair me with the perfect individual who I feel we both had similar back grounds, interests, and  a strong work ethic. Jen Sans was awesome in helping me update my resume since I had been out of the business work force for many years (staying home with my kids and working at the local elementary school). Jen also helped me in getting study information to take the Office Manager test! This all resulted in me achieving my initial goals, which were to update my resume and be promoted! I feel this program is definitely very beneficial as well as successful!” – Tina Harms, Office Manager

“The IAP mentoring program was a great way for me to network, ask questions in a comfortable environment, and get advice that I may not have been able to get within my current department. Within the mentoring program I gained the self-confidence to test for a higher promotional line, attend interviews, and received multiple job offers. In the end, I was able to promote within my current department with confidence and ease. I would recommend the IAP mentoring program to anyone of any level who would like to learn more about a specific topic, would like to network, needs assistance with the promotion process, or has goals that they would like assistance to achieve them.” – Hannah Stites, Office Support Specialist

Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Illinois Administrative Professionals Boss of the Year

Nominations for the 2019-2020 IAP Boss of the Year are now open.  The Boss of the Year Celebration will be held in 2101 Everitt Hall, where the winner will be announced. The speakers at the meeting will be the 2018-19 Bosses of the Year recipients Melanie Loots, Chief of Staff, Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Angela Douglas, Interim Assistant Director of Budget and Resource Planning, National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

Nominations can be made by any current member of Illinois Administrative Professionals (IAP) to nominate his/her boss. Eligible IAP members who would like to nominate more than one boss should submit separate nomination forms/letters. Elected officers of IAP and members of the “Boss of the Year and Office Professional of the Year” committee are excluded from submitting a nomination. In order to facilitate an unbiased evaluation of each nomination letter, please do not mention your boss or department by name, but instead use a moniker/nickname throughout your letter. Any references that might identify the candidate will be redacted so the committee can be completely unbiased.

The following guidelines are suggested for the nomination letter:

The nominee should:
• Perform his/her duties beyond the expected
• Enthusiastically support the University of Illinois and its programs
• Routinely show consideration and support of others – staff, colleagues, students and visitors to office/campus
• Perform courtesies beyond the daily responsibilities.
• Exhibit other qualities that exemplify outstanding leadership and organizational skills

The nominator and the nominee must register for the October 16 luncheon, where the winner will be announced. If in the event of an emergency, such as illness or unforeseen meetings/conference where the nominee or nominator would be unable to attend the luncheon, please contact Lisa Yanello at yanello@illinois.edu.  The “2019 Boss of the Year” award recipient and one nominator will receive complimentary lunches.
Please submit the nomination form and nomination letter to Sharetta Hall at shall03s@illinois.edu or via campus mail to the Sharetta Hall, Office of Corporate Relations, 528 E. Green, Champaign, IL, MC 412. Nominations are due no later than Friday, September 27, 2019.

Acknowledgement of receipt of the nomination paperwork will be emailed to the nominator and the nominee by October 4, 2019. Any nominator who does not hear from the committee by then should contact Sharetta Hall at shall03s@illinois.edu.

Thank you!
Sharetta Hall, Beth Lewis, Penny Nigh, Lisa Yanello, Special Events Committee Members

BOTY Nomination Form