September 2011

Staff Advisory Council Minutes

Thursday, September 8, 2011  1:00 p.m.

LaFortune Student Center


Present:          Tami Springer, Marie Revak, Diana Singleton, Jan Solkey, James Stevens,  Kathy Seymour, Jean Rinehart, Joe Wheeler, Jody Klontz, Sandy Sarber, James Stevens, Adele Almaguer, Janice Tabb, Peggy Lant, Frederick Sonneborn,

Excused:         Patty Smith, Kathy Troth, Char-anna Koblick, Barb Wadley


HR Liaison:    Lori Maurer (Mark Kocovski- substitute)

I.  Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 1:04 p.m. by Jody Klontz.    

Approval of August 2011 Council Minutes

Minutes were approved - motion by Kathy Seymour and 2nd by Marie Revak


II.  Committee Updates


Benefits Committee:

Nothing to report


Parking Appeals:

Joe Wheeler unable to attend the last meeting.  Joe Negri transitioning to this position in place of Joe Wheeler.

Ad Hoc Parking

Promotions Committee :

How to promote United Way and the Compassion fund?  Looking for ideas, maybe bring in a group from town that benefitted from the fund.    A strong belief that the Compassion fund needs to be better promoted.  A question was raised whether the percentage designated could be raised.  Is there another way to have employees donate more directly to Compassion fund?   Marie Revak will contact Jessica Brookshire regarding these questions.


Webpage Committee

Nothing to report



Nothing to report


III.   New Business

Mike , Assistant Director, Risk Management, was the guest speaker. He explained all the pertinent Indiana regulations surrounding Worker’s Compensation.  Mike explained how FMLA and Worker’s Compensation runs concurrently.

There were many questions asked of Mike and he stayed for the balance of the meeting.

IV.   Adjournment

Motion to adjourn at 2:58 by Joe Negri and 2nd James Stevens