[Ecsa] Survey Results and further announcements

Simone Tilmes tilmes at ucar.edu
Mon Jun 25 22:13:30 MDT 2012

Dear ECSA Members,

thanks so much for taking part in our recent survey. We had more than 
40% of all the ECSA members attended!! This is a great outcome and the 
results are attached. The comments of individuals are not included in 
the ppt, but will be considered for the planning of future meetings.

Based on the survey, we decided that there is not enough support for an 
ECSA retreat in early July to discuss workforce issues and differences 
between job categories. Instead, we plan to organize an ECSA retreat in 
early fall with more focus on topics people raised interested in. We 
will also target all job categories for future meetings including 
Associate scientists, and webcast (if possible) the meetings to give 
people that are located outside of Boulder the chance to participate.

Even though there will be no retreat on Workforce issues next month, you 
can participate and raise your concerns. The UMC WG6, is addressing this 
topic and will report their outcome to the upper management. If you are 
interested to serve on this committee as a representative of your job 
category, please contact Gang Lu (ganglu at ucar.edu). This work is 
important and has let in the past to changes for example the 
establishment of the PS-4 position.

If you have any other comments with regard to workforce issues, or other 
comments on the survey, please do not hesitate to send us an email or 
contact us in any way!

Finally, I want to announce that my 2-year term as the chair of the ECSA 
has ended and I am looking for a replacement. Being the chair of ECSA 
allows you to lead the ECSA steering committee and you become more known 
in the organization and among other senior stuff. Please let me know if 
you are interested or if you have any questions. The ECSA SC will 
interview the candidates and make the decision. All candidates will be 
considered that raise interest before July 20, 2012.

Best regards,

Simone Tilmes and the ECSA Steering Committee

ECSA Chairperson
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