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Expectations of Volunteers
The Finance Project Work Stream's Functional Steering Committee has high expectations for any participants in this effort.
- Each participant must be recommended to the committee, be highly skilled, and is expected to commit a significant amount of time to this work.
Given the large number of those interested in directly participating in work groups, the Functional Steering Committee will review volunteers and recommendations to determine who will be invited to join work groups.
Other expectations, if selected to participate:
- Attend at least 80% of the scheduled meetings, preferably 100%.
- Be an actively engaged team member. You were identified as a subject matter expert and chosen to serve on a work group because you are recognized as someone with strong and respected skills. We need and expect you to share your expertise.
- Do assigned work between meetings. If an assignment is not clearly stated, ask for clarification at the meeting or immediately after the meeting.
- Come to meetings prepared to discuss the scheduled topics.
- Proactively solicit input from others in your unit.
- Listen to others for the purpose of understanding, nor for the purpose of responding.
- Do not engage in side conversations during meetings.
- Proactively express your perspective and the solicited perspectives of the user community you are representing. Silence will be interpreted as agreement. If you have a viewpoint, express it to the committee. All perspectives are welcome and sought.
- Bring a broad perspective to the table. Be able to take an institutional perspective in addition to a more unit-specific perspective. Remember we are all in this together.
- Be open to using EFS delivered functionality where it effectively meets our business needs.
- Be creative. Be willing to live with uncertainty during the design phase of your work. Synergize with others on your committee.
- Do not oppose or try to reverse decisions made by the Functional Steering Committee. Rather, help the work group find implementation solutions that mitigate legitimate issues that arise from decisions of the Functional Steering Committee.
- Do not expect your committee to solve all the problems or reach agreement on all the issues.
- Express your thoughts to the committee first before expressing them outside the committee meetings or to others outside the committee.
- When discussing committee issues and deliberations with non-committee members, do not attribute perspectives and comments to specific members of the committee. Anonymity will be the standard.
- Ask your supervisor/manager for help if your work on the project is interfering in a significant way with your normal job duties.