September 2009

Staff Advisory Council Minutes

Thursday, September 10, 2009

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

LaFortune Student Center


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

Excused:         Adele Almaguer, Kathy Stopczynski

Unexcused:     John Mackowicz, Fred Sonneborn


HR Liaison:   Lori Maurer


I.                   Call to Order

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


Approval of August, 2009 Council Minutes

Minutes were approved - motion by Shari Herman and 2nd by Penny McIntire


II.                Committee Updates


Elections Committee

            The committee will make plans to meet prior to the December elections.


Benefits Committee

Nothing to report


By-laws Committee

Nothing to report


Parking Appeals/Parking

Joe Wheeler will be attending the next meeting.


Promotions Committee

            Nothing to report



Nothing to report


Webpage Committee

Nothing to report.


Compassion Fund

Lori Maurer shared a thank you email (no name) from a grateful employee who was a recipient of the fund.



III.New Business

Patty raised the possibility of reducing the number of SAC meetings from 12 to 10 or 11.  A discussion ensued regarding the low attendance at December and July meetings.  It was determined that the Bylaws committee will look into the matter and make a recommendation.


Kathy Gentry, Meritain representative was a guest and spoke about her role on campus.  She is in Grace Hall every Thursday to meet with employees.  Kathy can view claim information and assist employees in resolving issues with their health insurance.  ContactAskHR @ 1-5900 to schedule an appointment or to obtain more information. 


Mary Warner, HR Benefits Manager, also attended SAC.  Mary answered questions about the MEDCO prescription plan and reminded SAC of the WebMD screening and flu shot schedules.  Flu shots will be administered on September 21, 22, and 23.

Information is on the HR web site and by contacting 1-5900.


IV.Additional Business

John Affleck Graves is scheduled to attend the October SAC meeting at 2:30.  Therefore, the meeting time for October 9 will be 1:30 – 3:30.


It was noted that SAC was instrumental in the new Food Services offering for staff lunches in the dining halls.


VI.       Adjournment

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


Respectfully submitted,

Human Resources