Annual Report 2007

Staff Adviosry Council

Annual Report ~ 2007


The Notre Dame Staff Advisory Council (SAC) completed its 11th year of existence in 2007. During 2007, SAC held 12 regularly scheduled monthly meetings.   In addition, several members of the SAC served on various ad hoc and standing committees, including: SAC Promotions, elections, executive, web-page, parking appeals, parking, compassion fund and benefits. Several of these committees often met after work or on lunch hours. We wish to thank all those SAC members who served on committees. The input generated by their additional effort was invaluable to the various ends of each committee and to the overall function of the
Staff Advisory Council.


Accomplishments of the 2007 Staff Advisory Council:


Promotions of Staff Advisory Council:


Staff Picnic                                                
Information table was set up and highly attended                                                 
Door prize drawing for non-exempt staff – prizes donated from various departments across campus


Presentations to the Staff Advisory Council:

Doug Marsh, University Architect
Overview of new construction on campus for 2007


John Affleck-Graves, Vice President, University of Notre Dame and

Bob McQuade, Associate Vice President, Human Resources
Met with SAC to discuss the results of the ND Voice Survey


Jessica Brookshire, Manager of Total Rewards, Human Resources
Shared initiative for recognizing teamwork by staff and administrators


Jeff Korros, Captain, NDSP

Phil Johnson, Director, NDSP

Dave Chapman, Assistant Director, NDSP
Parking issues on campus


Denise Murphy, Director, Compliance & Benefits, Human Resources
Update on employee benefits


Dan Skendzel, Office of VP-Business Operations
Campus Shuttle


Dee Dee Sterling, Supervisor Events & Education, Human Resources
Update on Compassion Fund



Recommendations and Concerns of Staff Advisory Council:

  • Recommendations/feedback given to HR regarding the Health Questionnaire
  • Recommendations/feedback given to HR regarding the Universities Awards and Recognition programs
  • Compassion Fund created by HR (in conjunction with United Way)-member of SAC will sit on committee
  • Recommended that “Main Building” Administrative Shuttle be re-routed to serve entire campus. (exempt and non-exempt) After several meetings with University Management a new schedule was put into place on January 21, 2008 on a six month trial basis.


Committees with SAC Representation:


Ongoing SAC Committees:

Executive Committee

Election Committee

Promotions Committee

Web-page Committee


Ad Hoc Committees:

Compassion Fund Committee

Benefits Committee

Parking Committee

Parking Appeals Committee


Respectively Submitted,

Patricia Smith, Chair

Kathy Stopczynski, Vice-Chair

Joy Schosker, Secretary