September Minutes 2012

Staff Advisory Council Minutes 

Thursday, September 13, 2012 1:00 p.m.

LaFortune Student Center


Present:               Tami Springer, Elisa Podrasky,  Carloyn Brooks,  Jody Klontz,  Jan Solkey,  Kim Miller, Alan Seidler, Fred Sonneborn, Janice Tabb,  James Stevens,  Jean Rinehart, Michele Tharp, Kathy Seymour,  Kathy Troth, La Minda Wilson, Char-anna Koblick


Excused:              Marie Revak, Patty Smith

Unexcused:        Melanie Brewer, Sandy Sarber, Joe Negri

I.                Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 1:06 p.m. by Jody Klontz


August minutes were reviewed and approved –motion by Kathy Seymour with a 2nd by Jan Solkey


II.            Committee Updates

Benefits Committee
A final meeting was held last month to discuss Open Enrollment.  Denise Murphy, HR Director of Benefits, will be a SAC guest in October to review the premium changes, etc for 2013.

Parking Appeals
Nothing to report

Ad Hoc Parking  
Nothing to report

Promotions Committee
Nothing to report

Compassion Fund
Nothing to report

Webpage Committee

The archives are completed.  The annual reports and SAC minutes are on the web site.


Nothing to report

Elections Committee
Nothing to report



III.           New Business

Laura Picking, HR Consultant for Campus Services, attended SAC.  Laura introduced herself; spoke about her role and the types of issues she works on with employees and managers.  Laura took questions from the group.

IV.          Additional Business

There was some feedback given on the Wellness Center and wait times.  Jody will send the notes to Jennifer Addis, HR Benefits Manager.   

It was raised that there are no benches for parents at the new children’s park by the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.  Doug Marsh will be contacted.

A discussion was held regarding how less than 12 month employees pay for their benefit premiums when they are not getting a paycheck.  Paul Van Dieran from Payroll had been contacted for information.   HR will work with individuals on paying premiums upon their return to work.

Lori recommended that ND Voice SAC question be removed and the group agreed the value was limited.

V.            Adjournment
Motion to adjourn at 2:00 p.m.  from Alan Seidler and a 2nd by Jean Rinehart.