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MINUTES

 

September 29, 2005

2:30 – 4:00 pm

E041 Student Union

 

THESE MINUTES WILL BE APPROVED DURING THE NEXT USAC MEETING – OCTOBER 27, 2005

 

IN ATTENDANCE

Mendy Beverly, CATS

Linda Hockaday, College of Education and Human Services

John Sheidler, School of Medicine

Greg Kojola, School of Medicine

Kim Brumbaugh, University Center for International Education

David Huritz, University College

Gary Sutton, Student Loan Collections

Barb Bullock, Budget Planning and Resource Analysis

Mike Coyle, Grounds Maintenanct

 

The meeting was called to order by Mendy Beverly, USAC Chair.

 

WELCOME

Mendy Beverly opened the meeting with a welcome to the new academic year.  At her request, all attendees introduced themselves and indicating their college or department.  In addition, this year’s USAC officers identified themselves to the grop.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

There were no committee reports.

 

OLD BUSINESS

1.  PMG Classification Study Update

 

Alan Boggs reports that work is ongoing in this area.  He will attend the October 27th USAC meeting to share a more detailed update with the group.

 

NEW BUSINESS

1. Staff Development Day

The date for the next WSU Staff Development Day has been set for December 14th.  Anticipated sessions will include: Banner Human Resources and Payroll, Myers-Briggs Typological Indicator, Stress Management, and Listening & Memory.

 

Lillie Howard will be the luncheon speaker – the topic cover the accreditation process.

 

2. USAC Website Update

Linda Hockaday reported that the USAC is now up to date.  She will be working on the site from home, due to technology limitations in her office.  This means that it may take a few days for new information to be loaded on the site.

 

Linda reported that she plans to streamline the website by change the existing archival minutes and agenda pages to PDF documents.  All future documents will be added to the site as PDF documents instead of as individual web pages.

 

It was agreed by the group that the link to the 2003 USAC Survey Results could be removed from the homepage.

 

Linda encourages input from all staff as to ways to improve and update the USAC website.  It was suggested that we review the CSAC website for ideas.

 

3. WSU Staff Council Meeting Update

Mendy Beverly reported that the WSU Staff Council held their first meeting on September 28, 2005.  This group is a combination of classified and unclassified staff – providing a collaborative venue for discussion of issues that concern both groups.

 

Mendy reported that discussion primarily surrounded the flat rate payroll scale and its effects on classified staff.

 

Dr. Rickert, convener for the group, suggested that the group create an official proposal to close down over the holiday break.  The group did not feel that this was possible for 2005/2006. This subject will be continued for consideration in future yeas.

 

Future topics for WSU Staff Council meetings are viewable on their website:

www.wright.edu/admin/staffcouncil/ .  If anyone would like to suggest a topic for this group, please forward your ideas to a Staff Council member.

 

4. Strategic Planning Committee Retreat - MB attended.

Mendy Beverly attended this event which focused on reviewing the strategic plan and were the university stands.  The most discussed item seemed to be the Wright Center for Innovation – a new building under construction.

 

5. CSAC/USAC Holiday Party

CSAC has invited USAC to share the holiday party again this year.  It is scheduled for December 15th.  After brief discussion it was agreed that we would join them in this event.  Mendy Beverly will work with Tami Smith, CSAC Chair, on this.

 

6. Future Meeting Topics

Mendy Beverly encourages Unclassified staff to submit topics for discussion at future meetings.

 

The Meeting was adjourned by Mendy Beverly.

 

 

Next Meeting:           Thursday, October 27, 2005

2:30 – 4:00 pm

040 Library Annex


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