April 2010

                                                                               Staff Advisory Council Minutes

Thursday, April 8, 2010  1:00 p.m.

LaFortune Student Center


Present:          Tami Springer, Roxie Litteral, Diana Singleton, Kathy Troth, Sandy Sarber, Char-anna Koblick, Barb Wadley, Jody Klontz, Marie Revak, Patty Smith, Fred Sonneborn, Peggy Lant, Bill Peck, Kathy Seymour, Penny McIntire, Shari Herman, Adele Almaguer, Joe Wheeler

Excused:          Joe Negri



HR Liaison:   Lori Maurer


I.Call to Order

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


Approval of March 2010 Council Minutes

Minutes were approved - motion by Adele Almaguer and 2nd by Kathy Seymour


II.Committee Updates


Elections Committee

Nothing to report


Benefits Committee

Joe Wheeler will be the SAC representative for this committee.  Joe attended a meeting last week.  A WebND representative was present and stated that the employee participation in the survey had increased.  It was also reported that the criteria for being considered a “healthy person” has changed.


By-laws Committee

Nothing to report


Parking Appeals/Parking

There was a meeting last month.  64 appeals were reviewed and one was approved.


Fee Based Parking Committee

The committee met and reviewed the issues raised regarding a fee based parking situation.  The next meeting is April 9 but it appears after considering all the information presented that the committee is not recommending a change to the current parking situation. 


Promotions Committee

There was an update on the Operation Quiet Comfort jean drive.  The cutting of the jeans is 30% complete.  The plan is to have the project complete by the end of May.  There was a discussion about where to set up the jeans so the squares can be signed by the ND community.  Various campus locations such as LaFortune, Grace Hall and the June 7 staff picnic are options for the signing.



No News


Webpage Committee

No News


Compassion Fund

No new requests have come through since the funds are exhausted until the next United Way drive.


III.Old Business

Jeff Korros responded to an email from SAC regarding two parking issues:

-the ad hock parking committee would need to review a request for additional parking spaces near the dorms

-Employees needing to go to the Health Center for physical therapy can park in the A15 lot B tag lot for one hour


IV.New Business

Denise Murphy, Director of Compensation & Benefits spoke to SAC about the ND Renew Project.  Denise reviewed the Town Hall presentation that begins on April 14. 

Denise asked for feedback on the slides/information and took questions about the new structure.



Shari Herman made a motion to adjourn at 3:00 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Kathy Seymour.