September 2004

Staff Advisory Council Minutes 

Thursday, September 9, 2004

1:00-3:00 p.m., Notre Dame Room, LaFortune
Present: Don Anglin, Dawn Bell, Lisa Buckland, Karen Casey, Becky DeBruyn, Maryellen Fetherolf, Jim Gloster, Sharon Harwell, Jennifer Ihns, Annette Klimek, Sharon Konopka, Bobbi McMahon, Janice Owens, Kathy Stopczynski, Troy Webb, Lisa Yates 
Excused: Julann Bauer, Bettye Bielejewski, Barb Klowetter, Stephanie Maenhout, Susan McGonigal, Jane Nielson, Joy Schosker, Irene Stines, Holly Webb, Tony Williams 
HR Liaisons: John Whelan
•  Call to Order 
The meeting was called to order at 1:00 p.m. by Lisa Yates.
•  Approval of the August 12, 2004 Council Minutes 
Following one correction - the spelling of Kathy Stopczynski's name - the minutes were accepted. 
•  Guest speakers 
Jessica Brookshire, Manager of Work Life in Human Resources, updated the council on the benefits provided to all employees to help them balance their work with their personal lives.  She started by directing everyone to the WorkLife website on the Human Resources home page where all of the information can be found.  She also reminded everyone of the WorkLife@ND newsletter that is available each month via e-mail as well as paper copies.
The primary focus of Jessica's presentation was our new employee assistance program (EAP) provider, Life Works. She showed that all employees and their families may contact Life Works via phone or online.  They are staffed 24 hours a day with Masters degree level experts who will assist our employees with any questions or issues they have in their personal lives, ranging from child care, elder care, legal, financial, work relationships, and more.  All calls are completely anonymous and free.
Life Works also provides free materials to ND employees and families in the form of books, brochures, CD's, etc.
Anyone who needs more information about the programs offered to them to help balance their work and personal lives should contact Jessica Brookshire at 631-5829.
•  Committee Reports 
There were no committee reports.
•  Open Discussion 
Parking:  There was a question about parking in Lot D and whether there could be a shuttle.  Lisa Yates is planning to look into this issue.
FLSA: John Whelan updated the group that the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the federal law that determines who is eligible for overtime pay, has been updated recently.  The Office of Human Resources and the Office of General Counsel are working together to ensure that Notre Dame is complying properly with the new revisions th the law.
•  Adjournment 
Without further business by the Council, a motion to adjourn was made by Sharon Harwell and seconded by Bobbi McMahon.  The meeting adjourned at 2:00 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, 
Human Resources