May 2005


Staff Advisory Council Minutes 
Thursday, May 12th, 2005

1:00-3:00 p.m., Notre Dame Room, LaFortune                                                                                                                             

Present:   Bettye Bielejewski, Lisa Buckland, Joan Costa, Sherrie Daniel, Becky deBruyn, Maryellen Fetherolf, Paul Hendershott, Barbara Klowetter, Sharon Konopka, Bobbi McMahon, Shannen Mears, Christy Miller, Jane Nielson, Joy Schosker, Diana Singleton, Kathy Stopczynski, Troy Webb 

Excused:  Karen Casey, Sharon Harwell, Michael Huffer, Jennifer Ihns, Annette Klimek, Susan McGonigal, Penny McIntire, Lisa Yates 

Unexcused:  Tegan Gaul, Tony Williams

HR Liaisons:  Kathy Fischer, John Whelan

I.  Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 1:00 p.m. by Kathy Stopczynski.    

Kathy introduced the guest speaker Gail Mancini, Editor of ND Works. ND Works is a publication capturing everyday stories—both on campus and in the community. Gail encourages anyone to send information, ideas, achievements, awards, or personality stories to her.  You can reach her either at or  Gail asked the group for feedback on the publication.

Q: Will it ever go on-line? 

A: There are no plans at this time. 

Q:Could the anniversary dates be put into a list rather than in paragraph form? 

A: It’s felt that would take up too much room, but she would check to see how it can be made easier to read.


II.  Approval of the April 14, 2005 Council Minutes

Kathy S. asked for any changes to the minutes. Changes to be made: Sherrie Daniel was marked as “unexcused” when in fact she was “excused”. John Whelan was the HR rep present rather than Sharon Hawkins. Charlie Weis’s name was spelled incorrectly.

Barb Klowetter made a motion to accept the minutes with the above corrections and Joy Schosker seconded it.  Motion was passed.


III.  Committee Reports


Promotions Committee 

No information to report


Parking Appeals Committee

A volunteer is needed to sit on this committee starting in the fall.  During the school year the committee meets every other week for one hour and reviews all parking ticket appeals; in the summer it meets once a month.  Kathy S. asked if anyone would be interested and Lisa Buckland volunteered.


Ad hoc Women’s Committee

May 25’s Lunch and Learn will be gardening tips from Ginger Valley Landscaping. An earlier suggestion to conduct a graveyard tour has been put on hold for the time being. Tours can only handle 20 people/group.


Benefits Committee

There will be a Benefits committee meeting on May 26 and information will be shared with the representatives at the June SAC meeting.  An inquiry was made as to whether the dental maximum of $1,000/person could be raised. 


Web Page

No information to report.


By-Laws Committee

Barb Klowitter distributed a draft of the By-Laws noting there were only a few changes/additions made that were marked in bold type. The committee -asked everyone to review the by-laws in preparation for discussion at the June meeting. A copy of this draft will be sent along with these minutes.


IV.  Open Discussion

The photographer will be at the June 9th meeting to take a group picture of all SAC representatives.  

Student Health Services is in the process of moving to another location. They will be closing on May 20 and re-opening on June 7 in order to facilitate this move.

John Whelan shared the results of the information gathered from the Time-Off Study Focus Groups. It should be noted this document is simply sharing how people responded. No decisions on time-off have been made at this time. A copy of this document will accompany these minutes.


V.  Adjournment

With no further topics to discuss a motion was made to adjourn.  The motion was seconded and passed.

Respectfully submitted,

Human Resources