ERAC: Employee Relations Advisory Committee

The Employee Relations Advisory Committee (ERAC) is a team of exempt and non-exempt staff members, working together to help advance the interests of our colleagues around campus.  We are staff advocates who strive to make the Lehigh community as collegial as possible, ensuring that our dedication, enthusiasm and professional experience is recognized across the university.

What's Next?

March 26, 2014:  Brown Bag Series - "Be Well"
Seats are filling up for this program.  Learn more about our "Be Well" efforts and how you can manage your physical health as well as stress, finances, and job satisfaction.  Register Now!

March 24, 2014 Thru April 4, 2014:  ERAC 2014-2015 Election
There are more than 40 nominees vying for six seats to ERAC, perhaps the largest candidate pool we've ever had.  Make sure you vote and help spread the word! Vote here

March 31, 2014:  Distinguished Service Awards
We are accepting nominations for ERAC's Distinguished Service Award through the end of the month.  This is the highest honor given to staff from staff.  Let's recognize those that make a difference in all they do - nominate a colleague.

What's Your Idea?

We take our role as staff representatives seriously and spend time at every board meeting discussing thoughts and concerns brought to our attention. If you have something you'd like to say, please take a few minutes to let us know.

What Are We Up To?

ERAC has made significant progress on a number of fronts this spring. If you want to know more about these developments, drop Tom Yencho, ERAC's chair, an email and we'll gladly share what we've been up to, such as...

  • Organizational Restructuring. We've cleaned house a bit, changing our committee and working group structure to allow us to be more effective and proactive staff advocates.
  • Campus Liaisons. We launched an effort to build stronger, more productive partnerships with offices across Lehigh that will lead to a greater understanding of university initiatives.

Congratulations to your newly elected/appointed representatives:

Robert Bruneio, Transportation Services
Cindy Moser, VPres and Provost Research Grad St.
Katie Welsh Radande, Study Abroad
Travis Spencer, Athletics
Lynn Takacs, Risk Management
Dan Zeroka, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Congratulations to this year's ERAC Distinguished Service Award winner:


Lee Graham, Biological Sciences