August 2009

Staff Advisory Council Minutes

Thursday, August 13, 2009

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

LaFortune Student Center


Present:          Patricia SmithSandy Sarber, Char-anna Koblick, Joe Wheeler, Barb Wadley,  Jody Klontz, Fred Sonneborn, Victoria Chidister,  Tami Springer, Sharon Konopka, Bill Peck, Shari Herman, Mo Marnocha, Roxie Litteral, Kathy Stopczynski, Mo Marnocha

Excused:         Kathy Troth, Adele Almaguer, Marie Revak, Penny McIntire

Unexcused:     John Mackowicz, Diana Singleton


HR Liaison:   Lori Maurer


I.                   Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 1:05 p.m. by Patty Smith.


Approval of July, 2009 Council Minutes

Minutes were approved - motion by Mo Marnocha and 2nd by Bill Peck


II.                Committee Updates


Elections Committee

            Nothing to report


Benefits Committee

Roxie Litteral has stepped down from the committee.  Sharon Konopka is replacing her as the SAC representative.  There was a meeting the first week in August and another one is scheduled for August 17.  SAC was asked to provide suggestions on how to communicate rate changes for the upcoming Open Enrollment.  The following comments were made:

            -provide honest rationale for increases

            -put a sheet in the packet outlining “what is new?”

            -set up a “special” line to 1-5900 for Open Enrollment questions only

            -use InsideND, WorkLife and ND Works


SAC was reminded that if a claim is denied there is an appeal process through Meritain.  The 2nd appeal goes to a Notre Dame committee.


By-laws Committee

Nothing to report


Parking Appeals/Parking

There was a meeting last week that Shari Herman attended.  Joe Wheeler will be the new representative.


Promotions Committee

Nothing to report



Nothing to report


Webpage Committee

The SAC agenda is now on the web site. 


Compassion Fund

Nothing to report


III.New Business

Patty led the group through the process of revising the districts.  SAC will remain with geographic districting.  Patty will update the list and get it to the representatives.


IV.Additional Business

A question was raised about the new Low Emission Vehicle parking spaces on campus.  A discussion followed on the process and communication regarding the spaces.


Lori Maurer announced that Sarah Misener will replace John Whelan as the Director of the HR Business Partner team.


VI.       Adjournment

Char-anna Koblick made a motion to adjourn at 2:55 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Sharon Konopka.


Respectfully submitted,

Human Resources