April 2008


Staff Advisory Council 

Thursday, April 10, 2008

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Notre Dame Room, Lafortune Center 
Present:            Julie DeBuysser, Penny McIntire, Shari Herman, Amie Davis, Joy Schosker, Patricia Smith, Sharon Konopka, Diana Singleton, Victoria Chidister, Adele Almaguer, Kathy Stopczynski, Joe Wheeler, Kathy Troth, Barb Wadley
Excused:           Mo Marnocha, Laura Gerber, Andrew Mason, Marie Revak, Frederick Sonneborn, Char-anna Koblick
Unexcused:       Rebecca Reeves, John Mackowicz, Janice Owens 
HR Liaison:      John Whelan
Call to Order 
The meeting was called to order at 1:02 p.m. by Patty Smith.
Approval of March 13, 2008 Council Minutes 
Changes were requested and the minutes will be presented at the May meeting for approval.
Committee Reviews 
Benefits Committee
              No news.
By-laws Committee 
No news.
Parking Appeals
No news.
Election Committee
No news.
Promotions Committee  
The Relay for Life raffle was cancelled as a result of a legal determination by the Office of the General Counsel.  
A fundraising dinner at Hacienda is scheduled for April 16th.
              No news.
Webpage Committee  
No news.
Compassion Fund
No news.
IV.         Additional Business
New Members
Welcome to Julie Debuysser who is the new SAC rep from Athletics. 
Joy Schosker is leaving SAC because she took new job in a different department. 
Elections for SAC officers
After a vote from the SAC members present, Amie Davis is the new secretary, Kathy Stopczynski is the new Vice Chair and Patty Smith will remain as the Chair. 
Dan Skendzel
Dan Skendzel came to SAC and asked for feedback from the SAC members about shuttle. 
Concerns about crowd size and frequency of schedule seems to have subsided. 
There has been great success from Mason Center.  Employees love it.  The shuttles are standing room only. 
The service from the bus driver, Bill, has been overwhelmingly positive.  
Dan shared that the numbers indicate that not many riders are taking the shuttle from the stadium, the Main Circle or the D6 parking lot.  Dan recommends changing the schedule to limit those extra stops with the exception of the morning and evening routes from/to Mason. 
Dan asked if a survey should be distributed to all employees.  SAC discussed the questions and gave feedback to Dan. 
Vacation Accrual
Rather than having students from CLAP present the proposed vacation policy, several Notre Dame employees will make the presentation at the May meeting.  This was agreed upon by SAC by vote.  
Members from SAC felt that it was more appropriate to have ND staff members presenting to SAC than students since the employees are the ones directly impacted.  
V.          Adjournment
With no further topics to discuss, Adele Almaguer made a motion to adjourn at 2:58 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Sharon Konopka and passed.
Respectfully submitted,
Human Resources