Colorado city adopts 6-month delay for scooter, e-bike firms

ASPEN, Colo. — A Colorado city has enacted a waiting period for companies that provide scooter and e-bike services.The Aspen Times reports that the Aspen City Council approved a six-month delay for dockless mobility companies Monday.Officials say the city wants to work with businesses and the public to develop a management plan.Dockless mobility companies provide e-bikes, trikes and scooters that can be collected and returned at several places to allow customers to rent the devices for short periods without going to a central location.Some Aspen councillors say the city needs a plan to meet the growing transportation trend, which they say raises issues including right-of-way management, safety, vandalism, city oversight, and local business impact.Current regulations require operators to obtain an Aspen business license and a temporary encroachment license.___Information from: The Aspen Times, http://www.aspentimes.com/The Associated Press read more

Call for nominations — Human Resources Distinguished Service Award for Leadership

Nominations are open for the Human Resources Distinguished Service Award for Leadership.The award recognizes a permanent staff member who has a consistently proven record of leading and working collaboratively, engaging faculty and staff, furthering the development of a respectful work and learning environment and culture, and building strong relationships and partnerships that enable the University to implement its strategic plan and related initiatives effectively.A maximum of one Human Resources Distringuished Service Award for Leadership will be awarded in any given year when merited. It will include a certificate of recognition and $500.This award is presented at the President’s Annual Holiday Celebration in December.Eligibility: Staff members should be active ongoing employees with at least 10 years of service at the University. All permanent employees with benefits entitlement are eligible.Criteria guidelines:The award recipient will have demonstrated a majority of the following characteristics: Champions a people-focused engagement approach and truly cares for others Devotes him or herself to serving the needs of the members of the University Listens and builds a sense of community through compassionate, collegial and mutually respectful relationships Builds consensus within groups through his/her powers of persuasion and credibility Embodies trust in all her/his actions Focuses on meeting the needs of those that he/she leads Promotes an environment of teamwork and collaborative decision making Develops employees to bring out the best in them and facilitates personal growth in all those who work with her/him Facilitates success by ‘leading from behind’, without seeking reward or recognition Wears her/his sense of humour as a valued facet of his/her characterAdministration of the award:Application forms and endorsement forms are available from the Office of Human Resources and Environment, Health and Safety or at brocku.ca/hr-ehs/employment-resources Nominations must include a completed application form from the nominating person along with three additional endorsement forms of support. Any member of the Brock community may submit or support a nomination. (Nominators/referees should nominate or support only one person in any given year).Selection committee: A committee, comprised of six people as follows: at least one OSSTF member, one CUPE 1295 member, one BUFA member, one SAC member and one member of the administrative/professional staff group, will review all applications and make recommendations to the president. The manager of Human Resources or his/her designate shall chair the committee. The benefits officer shall serve as secretary to this committee. The committee will meet in November to review applications for the awards and make recommendations to the president based on the criteria established and referred to in the nomination form. The chair of the committee will also solicit feedback on behalf of the committee from the staff member’s immediate supervisor and division head.Forward nomination and endorsement forms to Human Resources by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 in a sealed envelope marked “Confidential — Human Resources Distinguished Service Award for Leadership Nominations.” Direct any questions to 905-688-5550 x3808 or smifsud@brocku.ca read more