October 18, 2000
Nancy Pestian, CaTS
Tamara Jones, Human Resources
Karen Schneider, University Libraries
Doug DeFrain, Human Resources
Sheila Hollenbaugh, CECS
Joy Heishman, Printing Services
Deborah England, University Libraries
Dara Bornstein-Tudor, CTL
Lisa Bleeke, University Libraries
Jeff Bowman, CaTS
Rita Chislaghi, University Libraries
Tom Brookey, RSCOB
Lura Clapper, Budget Planning
Jack Butler, Career Services
Donna Totten, Business & Fiscal Affairs
Willie Boyd, Financial Aid
Ken Selm, Human Resources
Kitt Lurie, Budget Planning &Resource Analysis
Sharon Daugherty, SOPP
Barb Bullock, Budget Planning & Resource Analysis
Heishman, USAC Chair welcomed all and turned the meeting over to Doug
DeFrain and Tamara Jones to discuss employment and training issues in
Issues in Human Resources
Tamara discussed employment issues including advertising and posting of
positions and testing for classified staff.
She reported that the new testing procedure is going well,
attracting better quality candidates with a higher skill level.
With the new testing procedure, H/R can test in a lot of new
applications to help refer candidates with appropriate skills to jobs
best suited for them. Human
Resources is also looking at new advertising strategies including
Internet sites as well as procuring the services of an advertising firm.
Tamara said H/R does believe WSU offers competitive benefits,
especially when you factor in the vacation and sick time we accrue.
H/R will continue their compensation survey process that includes
using private survey sources, etc., reviewing and updating ranges
annually, and moving grade levels every other year.
Issues in Human Resources
Doug discussed the Universityís training program.
A consultant met with focus groups and also looked at what other
organizations are doing to help structure a comprehensive training
program that would be available to University faculty and staff. There will be eight general training sessions each quarter
and he distributed a tentative list for those to be offered for Winter
Quarter. H/R has entered
into an agreement with the Center for Professional Development to
administer all campus-wide training.
This reduces the duplication of effort and aids H/R in recruiting
instructors, handling registration and other details.
Doug reported that H/R has funding available to supplement areas
where specific training is needed but financial restraints may prohibit
the training from taking place.
welcomes any ideas that havenít been presented. Please contact Doug or Joy with comments.
The next meeting
will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at 2:30 in the Upper Hearth Lounge
with guest speaker Kathy Morris.