April Minutes 2013

Staff Advisory Council Minutes

Thursday, April 11, 2013 1:00 p.m.

LaFortune Student Center


Present:               Patty Smith, Marie Revak, Elaine Brown, Jody Klontz, Amanda Huerta, Lee Purdy, Kathy Seymour, Jan Solkey, Robyn Karkiewicz, Shebra Guidry, Joe Negri, Adam Zielinski, Char-anna Koblick, Kim Miller, Kathy Troth, Alan Seidler,


Excused:              Michele Tharp, Kameron Riddle

Unexcused:        Rachel Jones, Tamara Springer, Fred Sonneborn, La Minda Wilson

HR liaison:           Sharon Hawkins

I.                Call to Order

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


II.            Maureen Wildey, Benefit Program Manager, HR presented an FMLA overview to the committee.

III            Approval of the March 14, 2013 Council Minutes- Motion to approve 1st- Marie Revak, 2nd by Amanda Huerta

 IV           Committee Updates and description of assignment for new members:

Benefits Committee
Nothing to report

Parking Appeals
Grad Student has been appointed as a new member to the appeals committee. Joe Negri inquired if anyone had seen any communication about the parking fine increases. Patty informed the group that she had contacted Les Niebalski and he informed her it was not NDSP’s policy to publicize parking rates.

Promotions Committee
Marie Revak reported  415 books had been collected and would be distributed to El Campito and the Robinson Learning Center.

Members were invited to participate in Relay For Life if there was interest.

Elections Committee

Webpage Committee

Nothing to report


Nothing to report

Compassion Fund
Nothing to report

V.            New Business


            Additional Business

                Patty inquired about attendance for the July meeting. She will be absent but based on the group’s response the meeting will be held as scheduled.             


VI.          Motion to adjourn at 2:11 p.m.  1st- Alan Seidler and a 2nd by Joe Negri