July 2011

   Staff Advisory Council Minutes

Thursday, July 14, 2011  1:00 p.m.

LaFortune Student Center


Present:          Tami Springer, Marie Revak, Kathy Troth, Diana Singleton, Patty Smith,  Jan Solkey, James Stevens,  Kathy Seymour, Peggy Lant, Jean Rinehart, Janice Tabb, Char-anna Koblick

Excused:         Adele Almaguer, Jody Klontz, Sandy Sarber, Joe Negri, Barb Wadley

Unexcused:     Frederick Sonneborn, Joe Wheeler


HR Liaison:    Lori Maurer


I.   Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 1:06 p.m. by Patty Smith.    


Approval of June 2011 Council Minutes


Minutes were approved - motion by James Stevens and 2nd by Diana Singleton.


II.   Committee Updates


Benefits Committee

Denise Murphy is speaking at today’s meeting.


Parking Appeals

No news


Ad Hoc Parking

No news


Promotions Committee

Ideas were discussed, including possible involvement in the Live United campaign.   Jessica Brookshire will be invited to a future SAC meeting to explore further. 


Webpage Committee

No news



No news


Compassion Fund

Four requests were received in the past month:  2 were partially funded, 1 was denied,

1 was deferred due to lack of funds.


III.New Business


Denise Murphy reviewed the Staff Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive Program and the Retiree Medical Benefits.  Information sessions to discuss the early retirement incentive will be held 8/8/11 from 9am-12pm, 8/16/11 from 1pm-4pm and 9/21/11 from 5pm-8pm in DeBartolo Hall Room 101.  Information sessions will also be held for retirees to review their medical benefit on 8/10/11 and 8/11/11 from 9am-11am and 2pm-4pm in Annenberg Auditorium at the Snite Museum.  Denise took questions from the group.


The issue of employee sick time was discussed and Denise explained that the University was exploring the possibility of a short-term disability program in the future.


IV.   Old Business

A discussion was held on the by-laws revisions that were distributed at last month’s meeting.  Members voted to accept the revisions – motion by Char-anna Koblick and 2nd by James Stevens.


V.  Adjournment

Motion to adjourn at 2:30 by Tammy Springer and 2nd Kathy Seymour