Question #:
Answered on:
Saturday, July 17, 2004

Why has the new Mesa Lab fountain not been running in 2004?

Question #:
Answered on:
Monday, April 26, 2004

While I appreciate the hard work that members of the Employee Activities
Committee (EAC) put into staff parties and events, I have a few concerns.
Recently, I have noticed that the food and drink selections provided by the
EAC have been pretty limited. For instance, at one event last year only
beer was served, while in the past, staff has been given a choice between
beer and wine. I have heard recently that this year's Spring Fling menu
will again be composed entirely of vegetarian foods. This has been the case

Question #:
Answered on:
Tuesday, January 27, 2004

This is a question for Safety and Site Services. Would you consider putting
a crosswalk between the north door of FL4 and the mailboxes directly across
the street? Lots of people frequently cross the street here en route from
FL4 to the other Foothills buildings. At certain times of day, there can be
a fair amount of car traffic on the road that often slows down anyway for
pedestrians at this crossing point. Also, as you probably know, big nasty
ice slicks form on this stretch of the road, making it easy for someone to

Question #:
Answered on:
Tuesday, December 9, 2003

What are the criteria for selection of the final winners of the Outstanding
Accomplishment Awards? For example, say four groups get into the nomination
level, who and what determine the winner? Why would we give an award to a
person who is no longer an employee of UCAR? It seems at the very least one
of the criteria should be that the employee be here on the date the award
is presented.

Question #:
Answered on:
Monday, October 27, 2003

I have worked at the Foothills location for almost two years and can
honestly say there has never been a day when I thought the grounds around
the Foothills facility were well kept or their appearance attractive-at
least not on the west side. I find this unfortunate for an organization as
well respected as UCAR.

I enter FL2 each day from the west side. There is a sidewalk that fronts
one of the parking areas. Both years I have been here, I don't believe the
initial sand/gravel mixture poured on the sidewalk as a result of each

Question #:
Answered on:
Tuesday, October 14, 2003

While it appears that UCAR encourages career development for administrative
staff, management and supervisory classes appear to be limited to people
who are presently managers or supervisors. If there are unfilled slots in a
class, administrative staff may be permitted to attend. What is the best
way for an administrative staff person to gain training in management and
supervision? What type of permission/support does that person need from a
supervisor or division administrator? How will such training be evaluated

Question #:
Answered on:
Tuesday, October 7, 2003

I have a question about use of UCAR buildings by employees. I would like
to know why employees have to pay to rent the Tree Plaza or other rooms
available even if the cafeteria services are not used. UCAR has been trying
to keep costs of employee benefits down by reducing or changing the
benefits. Use of facilities by employees could be an addition to our
benefits and seen as a positive benefit for all UCAR employees. A damage
deposit or clean-up deposit to ensure that the facilities are taken care of

Question #:
Answered on:
Wednesday, September 3, 2003

The new online pay stub system is not printer friendly. For many of us
using Wintel machines, the pay stubs will not print on a single page in
either portrait or landscape mode. (Yes, even today we sometimes need
hardcopy pay stubs, for example when providing income verification
information to mortgage companies, etc.)

The IT Help Desk, when contacted, told me in some detail about the many
systems they had tested the new application on, but was otherwise unable to
offer a solution. Would it be possible to make pay stubs available in a

Question #:
Answered on:
Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Are there, or will there be, first aid rooms at all UCAR sites? I am
thinking that Mesa, Foothills, Jeffco, and now Center Green are "sites."

Question #:
Answered on:
Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Recently a car parked behind FL 2 on a weekday was stolen during work
hours. The car was later recovered, completely stripped. Why was this
incident not reported to all the staff so that they might take preventive
security measures? At the least the staff should be made aware of the fact
that their vehicle is at risk of theft in a setting that they probably feel
is pretty secure. Is UCAR taking any action to increase security, such as
improving camera monitoring?


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