August 2006

Staff Advisory Council Minutes 

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

1:00-3:00 p.m., 234 Grace Hall                                                                                                                                    
Present: Lorie Marsh, Penny McIntire, Christy Miller, Bobbi McMahon, John Mackowicz, Sheila Breining, Frederick Sonneborn, Diana Singleton, Kathy Stopczynski, Kevin Jones, Linnie Caye, Kathy Troth, Maryellen Fetherolf, George Young, Patricia Smith
Excused:  Jennifer Ihns, Sharon Konopka, Paul Hendershott    
Unexcused: Maureen Marnocha, Joy Schosker, Michael Huffer, Peggy Van Kirk
Visitors: None
HR Liaisons: John Whelan, Michelle Burgess
I. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 1:15 p.m. by Kathy Stopczynski.
II. Approval of the July 13th, 2006 Council Minutes 
With noted changes, Lorie Marsh made a motion to approve and Patricia Smith (second).
III. Committee Reports
Parking Appeals Committee
No updates.
Promotions Committee
Planning is being done for SAC to participate as a team in the Relay for life on October 27th and 28th.  There will be a Halloween theme this year and SAC members are asked to think of something fun.
Website Committee
No updates.
Benefits Committee
The committee met once this summer.  On August 9th, they met with three dental vendors to understand their programs. 
Childcare Committee
The committee recently met with head of ECDC to understand how fees work and selection process.  The committee soon will get a tour of the SMC and ND facilities.  Once the committee has completed its fact finding, it will make a presentation to John Affleck-Graves.
Redistricting Committee
Patricia Smith will chair and Maryellen Fetherolf will help out.  Kathy Stopczynski will provide historical data.
IV. Additional Business
Lafortune Renovation: The remaining SAC meetings in 2006 will be held in room 234 Grace Hall.
Vacation Accrual:  A question was asked about whether an employee needs to use all of their banked vacation time by December 31, 2006?  The answer is that they do not, but if they max out their accrual, they will not continue to accrue vacation days until they use some.
Personal Days: A question was asked about the schedule for using personal days (is it January to December or July to June?).  The answer is that you can use them between January and December each year.
Job Interviews: A question was asked about why employees do not always get an interview for internal positions?  The answer is that supervisors and HR recruiters review all applicants and interview the candidates who are most qualified.
Golf Carts: There is a complaint about golf carts driving fast and reckless on campus.  A letter from SAC will be sent to security addressing this point.
Linnie Caye: Linnie Caye will be leaving the Multicultural Student Programs and going to the college of arts and letters genders studies.  Because she will be leaving district 25, she will no longer be a member of SAC. 
V. Adjournment
With no further topics to discuss, George Young made a motion to adjourn.  The motion was seconded by Linnie Caye and passed.  The meeting adjourned at 2:58 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Human Resources 
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