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Unclassified Staff Advisory Council


Minutes

October 18, 2000

Present:  
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

Joy Heishman, USAC Chair welcomed all and turned the meeting over to Doug DeFrain and Tamara Jones to discuss employment and training issues in Human Resources.

 Employment 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.

 Training 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. 

H/R welcomes any ideas that havenít been presented.  Please contact Doug or Joy with comments.

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at 2:30 in the Upper Hearth Lounge with guest speaker Kathy Morris.


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