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Dartmouth Staff Partnership

The Dartmouth Staff Partnership (DSP) was formed in April, 2004, originally under the name HR and Staff Partnership.  This Web site will provide information regarding news, events, and opportunities of interest to the staff at Dartmouth College.

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Our Mission

The Dartmouth Staff Partnership builds community, increases recognition opportunities, and promotes personal and professional growth for staff.


In August of 2003, the Office of Human Resources was one of the sponsors of the first annual Support Staff Conference. Entitled Awareness and Enrichment: The Role of Support Staff as Educators, the event was organized by and for nonexempt staff and was attended by nearly seventy nonexempt employees from across campus.

Some of the issues and needs eliciting the most robust discussion included career development and recognition programs for support staff. Recognizing that Human Resources could be a valuable partner in achieving these goals, a volunteer group of staff joined with Barbara Johnson, Acting Associate Vice President for Human Resources, and James Burger, HR Communications Manager, to form the Dartmouth Staff Partnership in April, 2004.

The Dartmouth Staff Partnership is a unique example of team building founded on shared responsibility. It represents an excellent opportunity for staff to collaborate, develop professionally, and to manage projects that benefit Dartmouth staff.


Administrative Professionals Day
Click here for coverage of the event, which was held on April 25, 2007.

DSP Wellness Presentations
Materials from the winter series are available here.

After Hours Program
After Hours is a program jointly sponsored by the Human Resources departments of Dartmouth College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.  Follow this link to learn more.

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ArtWorks Employee Arts Festival
The ArtWorks Employee Arts Festival was held on September 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Collis Common Ground.  Click here for details.


Focus Areas

  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Recognition Programs
  • Affordable Living in the Upper Valley
  • Outlets for Artistic Expression
  • Volunteerism
  • Safe Computing

DSP At-a-Glance

  • 35 current members, representing 26 departments
  • First retreat held in spring 2004
  • Coordinated volunteer effort for Community Cookout in fall 2004
  • Established Web site and Blitz Bulletin in fall 2004
  • Conducted staff survey at HR's Employee Services Fair in fall 2004, establishing first four focus areas, based on survey results
  • Held information reception in spring 2005
  • Coordinated volunteer effort for Community Cookout in fall 2005
  • Conducted follow-up survey at Employee Services Fair in fall 2005
  • Elected first co-chairs in December 2005

Links of Interest to Staff


Last Updated: 10/15/08