November 2009

Staff Advisory Council Minutes

Thursday, November 12, 2009

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

LaFortune Student Center


Present:          Patricia SmithSandy Sarber, Char-anna Koblick, Barb Wadley, Jody Klontz, Victoria Chidister,  Tami Springer, Sharon Konopka, Shari Herman, Mo Marnocha, Roxie Litteral, Diana Singleton, Kathy Troth, Marie Revak, Penny McIntire, Adele Almaguer

Excused:         Bill Peck, Fred Sonneborn

Unexcused:     John Mackowicz, Kathy Stopczynski


HR Liaison:   Lori Maurer


I.Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 1:03 p.m. by Patty Smith.


Approval of October 2009 Council Minutes

Minutes were approved - motion by Adele Almaguer and 2nd by Roxie Litteral


II.Committee Updates


Elections Committee

Ballots for even districts and # 21 went out on 11/13.  The ballots are due 12/3.  A request was made to the Office of Sustainability to approve the bulk mailing.


Benefits Committee

            The committee met to consider a benefit eligibility appeal from an employee.


By-laws Committee

Nothing to report


Parking Appeals/Parking

Nothing to report


Promotions Committee

The Hacienda on Grape Rd could not schedule anything until after January 1.  The Portage Rd location will be contacted. 


Operation Quiet Comfort was discussed as a possibility for a charitable organization for SAC to sponsor.  It provides quilts for injured military personnel.  The committee will be gathering more information and will report at future meetings. 



Nothing to report


Webpage Committee

Nothing to report.


Compassion Fund

There is one employee request pending.


III.Additional Business

Patty will distribute the updated district email list in January.


Patty read the response from Dave Harr, Business Operations, regarding the question on alternate day cleaning that was raised with John Affleck Graves.


There was a discussion about the impact of SAC and how to increase the council’s visibility.  It was noted that SAC was instrumental in the dining hall lunches that are now available for staff.  A thank you note will be sent to Dave Prentkowski and Lisa Wentzel from Food Services. 


There was a discussion about the smoking policy and enforcement issues.  Risk Management will be contacted for clarification. 



Mo Marnocha made a motion to adjourn at 2:30 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Shari Herman.


Respectfully submitted,

Human Resources