June 2010

                                                                              Staff Advisory Council Minutes

Thursday, June 10, 2010  1:00 p.m.

LaFortune Student Center


Present:          Tami Springer, Roxie Litteral, Diana Singleton, Char-anna Koblick, Barb Wadley, Jody Klontz, Marie Revak, Patty Smith, Peggy Lant, Shari Herman,

 Joe Wheeler, Joe Negri, Sandy Sarber


Excused:         Bill Peck, Kathy Seymour, Adele Almaguer, Kathy Troth,


Unexcused:     Penny McIntire, Fred Sonneborn


HR Liaison:   Lori Maurer


I.Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 1:07 p.m. by Patty Smith


Approval of May 2010 Council Minutes

Minutes were approved - motion by Char Koblick and 2nd by Joe Negri


II.Committee Updates


Elections Committee

Nothing to report


Benefits Committee

There was a meeting on June 28to discuss the 2011 benefits.  One question that will be raised is why smoking cessation programs/aids are not covered.  In addition, SAC asked that the “work related” $750 educational benefit be expanded and clarified.


By-laws Committee

Nothing to report


Parking Appeals/Parking

There was no meeting this month.



Promotions Committee

The SAC banner at the staff picnic looked great.  160 jeans squares were signed by employees for Operation Quiet Comfort


There is a committee meeting on June 22.


Webpage Committee

Sandy is working on the glitch that is preventing the ability to post the district buildings.


Compassion Fund

Lori Maurer will invite Jessica Brookshire, who coordinates the fund, to a future SAC meeting to answer questions about United Way and the fund.


III.Old Business

IV.             The football ticket payment for employees was discussed.  Josh Berlo, Assistant Athletics Director, was contacted to inquire if different payment options can be considered.  Josh responded that a feasibility study was conducted previously.  The study found that there were too many challenges to incorporating a payment plan or payroll deduction.  He also stated that extensions are granted on a case by case basis.  A follow up to Josh will be a question on allowing a credit card payment.


V.New Business

SAC discussed the years of service gifts offered to employees.  A question was raised regarding the lack of gifts that had a ND logo.  The watches in particular did not have ND on them.  HR will be contacted about this for a response.


SAC members discussed the possibility of nominating the council for a Team Irish award. 



Jody Klontz made a motion to adjourn at 2:20 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Shari Herman.