May 9, 2013

Staff Advisory Council Minutes

Thursday, May 9, 2013 1:00 p.m.

LaFortune Student Center


Patty Smith, Marie Revak, Tamara Springer, Elaine Brown, Jody Klontz, Amanda Huerta, Michelle Tharp, Lee Purdy, Kathy Seymour, Jan Solkey, Robyn Karkiewicz, Fred Sonneborn, Shebra Guidry, Laminda Wilson, Char-anna Koblick, Kim Miller, Kathy Troth, Alan Seidler,


Rachel Jones, Kameron Riddle, Joe Negri


Adam Zielinski

HR liaison:          

Sharon Hawkins

I. Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 1:03 p.m. by Patty Smith.

II. Approval of the March 14, 2013 Council Minutes- Motion to approve

 1st- Michelle Tharp Revak,   2nd by Char-anna Koblick

 III. Committee Updates and description of assignment for new members

Benefits Committee

The Benefits Committee will be meeting the week of May 12th.

Parking Appeals

Nothing to report.

Promotions Committee

The Promotions Committee proposed a pop can tab drive to support Ronald McDonald Room at Memorial Hospital.  Through the help of supporters the Ronald McDonald organization have collected approximately 30,000 tabs that were sold, the proceeds go to help maintain the program. The committee also reported that the organization is in desperate need of individual size cereal boxes. Marie and Jan will be working on figuring out what type of containers to use to collect the tabs and cereal as well as other logistical issues. Jan is contacting Ian Hogan about bins for the tabs and cereal.

Elections Committee

Nothing to report.

Webpage Committee

The website has been updated with new pictures and minutes have been archived.


The first meeting included a tour of the Notre Dame and St. Mary’s facilities. The committee also reviewed the 2006 survey and the need for additional classrooms and infant care but the requirements for infant staffing levels are a challenge. ECDC would be able to meet more needs by focusing on the 2-4yrs.age group.  The plan is to build a new facility but per University policy 100% of the funds must be raised before the project can move forward.

Compassion Fund

Compassion fund request are down. There will be changes to the criteria for request because of HIPAA.

IV. Additional Business

There is concern about the pharmacy being able to contact employees who participate in the plan to have their prescription changed without the employee’s knowledge. Sharon will follow up with Denise for clarification.

Question was raised about Endeavor being mandatory. LaMinda stated that employees in her district do not want to do Endeavor. Conversation took place about one of the benefit of the system being to highlight their accomplishment throughout the year. Suggestion was made about keeping a journal so when the employee goes to do their performance review they will have information handy.  The staff would like Endeavor to be more users friendly.  Sharon will discuss concerns with Kara McClure.

Kathy Seymour provided an update on the Morris Inn. Joe Kirk is the new director. Question was raised about when guest could start taking reservations and Kathy informed the group that they are currently taking reservations.

V. Adjournment

Motion to adjourn at 2:05 p.m.  1st- Kim Miller and a 2nd by Jan Solkey