January 2005

Staff Advisory Council Minutes 

Thursday, January 13, 2005

1:00-3:00 p.m., Notre Dame Room, LaFortune
Present: Don Anglin, Julann Bauer, Dawn Bell, Bettye Bielejewski, Karen Casey, Becky deBruyn, Maryellen Fetherolf, Jim Gloster, Sharon Harwell, Jennifer Ihns, Annette Klimek, Barbara Klowetter, Sharon Konopka, Stephanie Maenhout, Susan McGonigal, Bobbi McMahon, Jane Nielson, Janice Owens, Irene Stines, Kathy Stopczynski, Tony Williams Lisa Yates 
Excused: Joy Schosker, Holly Webb, Troy Webb 
Non Excused: Lisa Buckland 
HR Liaisons: Kathy Fischer, John Whelan 
•  Call to Order 
The meeting was called to order at 1:00 p.m. by Stephanie Maenhout. 
•  Approval of the December 9, 2004 Council Minutes 
Maryellen Fetherolf made a motion the minutes stand as written. The motion was seconded by Bettye Bielejewski and the minutes were passed. 
•  Committee Reports 
Promotions Committee 
Susan McGonigal resigned. 
Parking Appeals Committee 
Parking/Security has moved to its new location, Hammes-Mowbray Hall. 
Ad Hoc Committee on Women's Issues 
Susan McGonigal resigned as SAC representative. It has been brought to SAC's attention that the name of this committee does not accurately reflect the tone of its programs. A suggestion was made to eliminate the phrase "Women's Issues" from the title, perhaps naming it Ad Hoc Women's Committee. Further discussion of this issue will continue at SAC's February meeting. 
Benefits Committee 
No new business. 
IV. 2005 Elections 
Stephanie Maenhout asked for feedback on a letter and self-nomination form that she will be sending to the odd numbered districts. The completed form is to be returned to Stephanie. If more than one person wants the same position, there will be an election. If only one person shows an interest, that person automatically becomes the representative for that district. 
Stephanie also distributed a form for the existing SAC members to fill out indicating whether they would be interested in running for office (Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, or Secretary/Treasurer). She asked everyone to complete a form and turn it in to either Stephanie or John Whelan. Officer elections will be held at the February meeting.  
•  Miscellaneous 
Focus Group : 
The Benefits department will be conducting a SAC focus group on time away from the office. The date will be Jan. 27 from 1:30 to 3:00 . Anyone interested in participating in the focus group was asked to give their name to Stephanie. 
Delta Dental : 
Concern was expressed that Delta Dental refuses to give out monetary coverage information and how they compare to the other dental plan. This makes it difficult to determine which dental plan would be best for the employee. Susan McGonigal will bring this concern to the attention of the Benefits Committee. 
•  Adjournment 
The next meeting will be February 10 th , 1:00 to 3:00 in the Notre Dame Room, LaFortune. 
With no further topics to discuss a motion was made to adjourn. The motion was seconded and passed.  
Respectfully submitted,  
Human Resources