March 1997

Minutes-March 13, 1997 Meeting


Staff Advisory Council
Thursday, March 13, 1997
LaFortune Student Center - Notre Dame Room
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Present: Rhonda Barkley, Sue Baum-Lentine, Jan Blazi, Larry Born, Rachel Boyd, Dan Brazo, Phyllis Campbell, Victoria Cotton, Ron Dokes, Julie Ferraro, Rita Grontkowski, Chuck Klein, JoAnn Longenecker, Norma Mezykowski, Don Newsom, Sue Penrod, Tracie Santicola, Jennifer Schafer, Amy Tremel, Pat Trost, Scott Uekert, Barbara Wiggins, and Deanna Zukowski.

Absent: Pat Dillman, Debbie Fox, Toby Green, Pam Jobin, Jean Mulrenan, Diane Schlatterbeck, and Fred Sonneborn.

Dan Brazo, Chair called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m. Dan welcomed Victoria Cotton from District #17 to her first Council meeting.

Larry Born made a motion to change the February 20, 1997 Council minutes to say that Rich Nugent, not the Council, asked to table the issue of changing the anniversary date of the employee to the date of hire for vacation purposes because Human Resources is not prepared at this time to address this issue. Amy Tremel seconded the motion. A vote was taken and 23 members were in favor, no one opposed.

I. Supplemental Retirement Account Presentation (SRA)
Vivek Kumar, Manager, Retirement Planning from Human Resources, gave a presentation regarding the Supplemental Retirement Account (SRA). Vivek along with Rita Winsor fielded questions the Council had about the SRA.

II. Communications Committee Proposal for By-Laws
Sue Baum-Lentine gave an up-date to the Council where the committee was with the By-Laws.

III. Fill Vacancies on the Various Ad-Hoc Committees
Dan Brazo asked the Council if this topic could be tabled for the next meeting because of limited time at the meeting. The Council all agreed.

IV. Review and Approve the Most Frequently Asked Questions Proposal
The Council discussed the most frequently asked questions proposal and noted there were issues still not resolved. The Council discussed some of the issues. Chuck Klein motioned to table the most frequently asked questions for a future meeting. Jan Blazi seconded the motion. A vote was taken and 23 members were in favor, no one opposed.


V. Staff Grievance Procedure Discussion
The Council will have a special meeting on Staff Grievance Procedures on Thursday, March 20, 1997 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 224 of the Campus Security Building.


VI. New Business
The Council discussed the professionalism and respect that is expected by each Council member.


The next regularly scheduled meeting will take place on Thursday, April 10,1997.

Sue Baum-Lentine made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 3:15 p.m. Larry Born seconded the motion. A vote was taken and 23 were in favor, no one opposed.

Respectfully submitted,

Communications Committee