December 2005

Staff Advisory Council Minutes 

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

1:00-3:00 p.m., Notre Dame Room, LaFortune
Present:   Karen Casey, Becky deBruyn, MaryEllen Fetherolf, Kevin Jones, Sharon Konopka, Penny McIntire, Christy Miller, Joy Schosker, Kathy Stopczynski
Excused:  Lisa Buckland, Joan Costa, Paul Hendershott, Michael Huffer, Jennifer Ihns, Annette Klimek, Roberta McMahon, Diana Singleton  
Unexcused:  Bettye Bielejewski, Shannen Mears, Jane Nielson, Tony Williams
HR Liaisons:  John Whelan, Jessica Lambourne
Guests:  Sarah Misener, Kris Urschel 
I. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 1:10 p.m. by Kathy Stopczynski. 
II. Committee Reports
Promotions Committee 
A first draft of the new brochure was passed around.  Additional pictures and a picture of and quote from John Affleck-Graves will be added.    
Parking Appeals Committee
No report given.
Web Page
Christy Miller reported that the website is up-to-date.  She mentioned that there is a link to the Ad-Hoc Women’s Committee, and the website it links to has not been updated since 2004.
Benefits Committee
No report given.
Elections Committee
No one was present from the committee to give a report.  Kathy Stopczynski indicated that elections will be held right after the January 12, 2006, meeting.  All representatives are expected to be at the January meeting.  Also, those who are interested and would like to observe, are welcome to come to the January meeting.  
Ad-Hoc Women’s Committee
It is believed that this committee has officially separated from SAC.  Also, it was suggested that there always be a member of SAC on the Ad-Hoc Women’s Committee.  Jessica Lambourne will contact Jessica Brookshire to check on both of those items.    
III. Special Presentation: Jobs@ND Online Employment Site
Sarah Misener introduced Kris Urschel, who gave a presentation on the new web-based Jobs@ND Employment Site.  She shared information from the perspective of an applicant, and indicated that additional information and training is available through the Recruiting and Employment office.  The system went live on December 1, 2005.
IV. Approval of the November 10, 2005 Council Minutes
The minutes were reviewed and not approved based on the need for more detail to be added regarding the questions that were asked and answered.  The rest of the information was approved.  The minutes will be reviewed again at the January 12, 2006, meeting. 
V. Additional Business
John Whelan shared that the web address would be changing to reflect the current Notre Dame format.  
John Whelan shared that there is an annual budget for SAC, and that SAC members should work with Jessica Lambourne regarding budget items. 
VI. Adjournment
With no further topics to discuss a motion was made to adjourn.  The motion was seconded and passed.
Respectfully submitted,
Human Resources