June 2011

Staff Advisory Council Minutes

Thursday, June 9, 2011  1:00 p.m.

LaFortune Student Center


Present:          Tami Springer, Barb Wadley, Marie Revak,  Sandy Sarber, Kathy Troth,  Jody Klontz, Diana Singleton, Patty Smith,  Jan Solkey, James Stevens,  Kathy Seymour, Fred Sonneborn, Joe Wheeler, Peggy Lant, Jean Rinehart, Joe Negri, Adele Almaguer

Excused:         Char-anna Koblick,

Unexcused:     Janice Tabb

HR Liaison:    Lori Maurer


I.   Call to Order

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

Approval of May 2011 Council Minutes

Minutes were approved with minor revisions - motion by Adele Almaguer and 2nd by James Stevens.


II.   Committee Updates


Benefits Committee

There is a meeting scheduled for June 20.  Denise Murphy is attending the July SAC meeting. 


Parking Appeals

No news


Ad Hoc Parking

No News


Promotions Committee

The group discussed having a SAC table at the annual staff picnic that takes place in June to provide exposure to the council.


Webpage Committee

 No News



The committee toured ND and SMC facilities on May 13. 


Compassion Fund

There was one request this month that is pending.  This employee was also offered financial counseling through Lifeworks.


III.   New Business

Sandy, Jody and Patty met and reviewed the SAC by-laws. They passed out the revisions to SAC members stating that they were minimal substance changes.  One proposed change involves increasing the eligibility for SAC membership from being employed 12 months rather than 6 months.  The document was reorganized for better flow.   SAC members were asked to review the document so it can be voted on next month.


Maureen Wildey, HR Benefits Manager, attended the SAC meeting.  Maureen reviewed the Family Medical Leave Act, explained the procedures with our new vendor, Careworks, and outlined the university’s process with regard to FMLA.  Maureen took several questions from the group.  A question was raised regarding Worker’s Compensation so it was decided to invite a Risk Management specialist to SAC to review that policy.


IV.   Adjournment

Motion to adjourn at 2:50 by Adele Almaguer and 2nd Barb Wadley.