Staff Advisory Council
Thursday, May 8, 2008
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Notre Dame Room, Lafortune Center
Present: Julie DeBuysser, Mo Marnocha, Penny McIntire, Andrew Mason, Shari Herman, Amie Davis, Eric McCartney, Sandy Sarber, Marie Revak, Patricia Smith, Frederick Sonneborn, Diana Singleton, Victoria Chidister, Kathy Stopczynski, , Char-anna Koblick, Joe Wheeler, Kathy Troth, Barb Wadley
Excused: Sharon Konopka
Unexcused: Laura Gerber, John Mackowicz, Janice Owens, Adele Almaguer
HR Liaison: John Whelan
I. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 1:05 p.m. by Patty Smith.
II. Approval of April, 2008 Council Minutes
Andy Mason made a motion to approve the minutes with suggested changes, and Penny McIntire seconded.
III. Committee Reviews
Relay for Life went well. $277 was raised from the Hacienda benefit. SAC has raised over $700 total for Relay.
Sandy Sarber will help with the website. Amie Davis will also help.
$500 was approved for an employee after the Compassion Fund committee reviewed the request.
IV. Additional Business
Denise McEwen, Prudence Dorsey and Donna Brommeling spoke to SAC about their concerns with the current process for accruing vacation.
Their primary request was to change the vacation process so that employees would have a new bank at the beginning of each calendar year or at the anniversary hire date.
They expressed a concern that the current system makes it too difficult to plan vacations.
They mentioned that they have a petition with 216 signatures of other employees from Notre Dame.
SAC said that the letter presented by Denise, Donna and Prudence needed to be modified for accuracy. All three agreed that they would make the changes and send it to a SAC representative for SAC’s review.
A question was asked about how emergency contacts of employees get notified if an emergency actually occurs.
Employee Events at Lunch
A concern was raised that some events that are offered to all employees are not always convenient for some employees. Could events be scheduled with various times so that most employees could attend?
Summer Concerts in July
A question came up about the summer concert series that took place in July over the past few years but that seems to have discontinued. Joe Wheeler from Student Activities will look into this.
A question was raised about speed bumps on campus. Patty Smith will contact Doug Marsh to get a status update.
With no further topics to discuss, Mo Marnocha made a motion to adjourn at 2:39 p.m. The motion was seconded by Shari Herman and passed.