UNCG Campus Weekly

Campus Weekly is published each Wednesday when classes are in session. In the summer, it is published biweekly.

Discounts, on-campus and off

Spartan Savings on-campus provides faculty and staff lots of discounts. From reduced prices on software to savings on many UNCG Bookstore items to discounts on many cultural events and many summer camps, the offerings can be viewed online.

In addition, the off-campus Spartan Savings program provides for discounts to about 15 participating businesses, which can be viewed online.

Dr. Christine Murray, chair of the UNCG Benefits Committee, explained at last week’s Staff Senate meeting that one of last year’s major initiatives for the committee had been to continue to strengthen the Spartan Savings program. Over the last year, the committee also worked with HRS to develop an enhanced benefits information web site, and they explored options regarding on-campus child care, which she noted was a “very complex issue.”

Charges for the Benefits Committee this year include:

  • Work with Mike Tarrant and his office on UNC system-level advocacy regarding system benefits that impact UNCG employees (e.g., health insurance, domestic partner benefits)
  • Address morale issues likely to result from budget cuts, continued lack of raises, and continued increased costs of benefits
  • Continue to monitor progress of previous work of the committee