October 18, 2001
The meeting was held in Room 158 University Hall. USAC Chair
Tom Brookey called the meeting to order at 2:30 p.m. Eleven staff
Tom Brookey, Raj Soin College of Business
Tony Ortiz, Intercollegiate Athletics
Joy Heishman, Printing Services
Tamara Jones, Human Resources
Doug DeFrain, Human Resources
Mary Kenton, University Honors Program
Jill Oroszi, Nursing
Nancy Pestian, CATS
Jeff Bowman, CATS
Rick Zech, Budget Planning & Resource Analysis
Susan Wehmeyer, University Libraries
following changes in benefits will take effect January 1, 2002. An information
package from Human Resources will include more complete information:
visit co-payment will increase. Plus Medical Plan will
increase from $10.00/office visit to $20.00/office visit. The
HMO Plan 750 will increase from $5.00/office visit to $15.00/office
inpatient hospital say will incur a new co-payment of $250.00 under
both the Plus Medical and HMO Plan.
for emergency services will increase from $50.00 to $75.00 under
both the Plus Medical and HMO Plan.
for in-network urgent care services will increase from $10.00 to
$35.00 under the Plus Medical Plan and from $25.00 to $50.00 under
the HMO Plus Plan.
appointed to a position with an annual FTE of 51% to 74% will pay an
employee contribution of 50% of the university premium for
healthcare, dental, vision and maintenance drugs. Employees in
this category hired before January 1, 2002 will continue to pay the
same employee contributions a full-time employees, unless there is a
break in service.
DeFrain supplied the following information: the university premium
is about $9,000.00/year/person; health care costs increased about 13% this
year; staff contributions for premiums will not increase this year; only
a one-year contract has been accepted for these rates.
state budget is in need of serious cuts due to decreased
revenues. Higher Education is going to have to make some large
reductions. WSU can expect a budge cut of about 6% (about $5
million university-wide). This amount has not
been finalized and could be even higher. An early retirement
buyout is not expected.
staff have been invited to join the Wright State
University Retirees Association (WSURA). Members must be at least
50 years of age or plan to retire within 5 years. Annual dues are
$5.00. Member benefits include:
meetings with current retirees to discuss your concerns about
retirement including: budgeting; identity; health insurance; benefit
plans; activities; employment
benefits including information about: legislative issues; other
retirees groups; changes in insurance
and informational privileges such as: dining out; brown bag lunch
series; theatre sampler; other activities; oral
to extend member benefits to all retirees such as: free
internet access; classroom attendance; parking privileges;
recreational privileges; book store discounts; library privileges
Association has an office in 068 Allyn Hall, where brochures are
available. Visit WSURA at http://www.wright.edu/admin/retirees/
email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 775-2777.
events kickoff on Friday, October 26th, 11:30 - 1:00 in the Student
Union Atrium. Raiderville begins at 4:00 p.m. at Alumni
Field. The women's soccer team plays at 5:00 p.m. with the men
playing at 7:00 p.m. Activities will continue until
midnight. the first 50 people to contact Tom will receive FREE
tickets to homecoming. Admission includes entry to both soccer
games and free food provided by Student Life and the WSU Alumni
USAC basketball party is planned for Tuesday, December 11th on
the North Concourse at the Nutter Center. Details will follow.
Zech, Athletic Council
The Council met for the first time in September. WSU
athletes have a cumulative GPA of about 3.0.
Oroszi, Buildings and Grounds
The first meeting is scheduled for October 26th. The
committee did not meet at all last year. Staff can email Jill with
issues to carry forward.
Hupman, Calendars and Elections
Joy Heishman reported for Bonnie Hupman that no meetings have
been scheduled and no news received.
Martin, Parking Services
Tom Brookey reported for Michelle Martin that the committee has
not yet met. Staff with issues or concerns can send email to
Brookey, Carol Vukovich,
University Budget Review
missed the first meeting, the second meeting was cancelled. The agenda of the next meeting is to
decide whether or not the committee should be dissolved since the
university budget is not actually open to review.
Zech, Wellness and Recreation
The first meeting was held October 17th. More Health Break
Luncheons are planned. Dates will be posted to the staff list serve.
Carol Vukovich, University Dining Services
The first meeting of the committee will be held October 19th.
Brookey, Travel Review Committee
Tom Brookey is a member of a committee to review whether or not
a university travel agency is needed. Although he does not
represent USAC on this committee, he invited anyone who is interested in
participating in a travel survey to contact him.
meeting was adjourned at 2:55 p.m.
The next meeting
will be held Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 2:30 in Room 158 University Hall.