Unclassified Staff Advisory Council

MINUTES

October 9, 2008
8:30 - 10:00 am

339 Fawcett Hall


IN ATTENDANCE

Chris Wydman, John Sheidler, Denise Anderson, Adam Horseman, Kary Brigger, Mary Kenton, Kiel Rottgen, Lisa Bleeke, Mary Healea, Chris Watson, Curt Pederson, Helen Kay Dean, Jerry Hensley, Jason Kohlhepp, Jackie Neal, and Rob Boley.

The meeting was called to order by Chris Wydman, USAC Chair at 8:33 a.m.

I. Welcome by Chris Wydman and Introductions by Members

II. Approval of Minutes for September 11, 2008.

The minutes were approved as presented.

III. Committee Reports

1. Athletic Council - Mary Kenton, John Sheidler - The committee discussed the move from quarters to semesters. Bob Grant discussed some of the open positions, a graduate assistant position, the salary of the men's basketball coach, updating the look of the Nutter Center as the home of the Raiders, and offering free admission to the opening game for anyone wearing WSU gear.

2. Diversity Advocacy Council - Helen Kay Dean - Notes from meeting are attached.

3. Parking Services - Adam Horseman - No meetings yet this academic year.

4. President's Award for Excellence - Kevin Knapp, Chris Wydman - Awards were presented to the 2008 recipients on September 22nd. This year, the committee will look at promoting the awards to increase the number of nominations.

5. Sustainability - Jason Kohlhepp - Notes from meeting are attached.

6. University Dining Services - Lisa Bleeke - No meetings yet this academic year.

7. University Staff Council - Barb Bullock, Mary Healea, Rob Boley, Curt Pederson, Chris Wydman - Staff Council met on September 24th and discussed Health Care Plan Update, HR Leave Policies, Staff Survey Follow up, Staff Pioneers Project, Short Term Disability Update, and Staff Liaison's Role.

USAC discussed including a representative from Lake Campus on Staff Council.

8. Wellness and Recreation - Jason Kohlhepp - Notes from meeting are attached.

9. WSU Bookstore - Mary Healea - Notes from meeting are attached.

IV. Other Business

1. Leave Policy Drafts - Chris distributed our comments to Alan Boggs, who will either incorporate our suggestions into the drafts or explain to us why the suggestions weren't incorporated.

2. Staff Survey Follow-Up - HR is working on revamping their website with more user-oriented information. The provost is also looking at following up on other non-HR-related issues brought up in the survey.

Chris sent an update to all unclassified staff announcing some of the outcomes from the survey. The provost will likely send out an official announcement, too. Bill Rickert is going to encourage a follow-up article in an upcoming issue of Dialogue, as well.

3. Eric Fingerhut Visit - USAC had a good showing for the reception with the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents.

4. Staff Council Human Resources Committee - The committee met on October 8th. HR is currently developing several initiatives: a three business day response time for all requests, a point-of-service survey, and an official channel for campus-wide communications. Due to increased demand for space in University Hall, HR may be moving to University Park in late February or early March.

5. USAC Water Bottles - Possible venues for selling bottles include the upcoming Health and Wellness Fair and WSU basketball games. Rob Boley will follow up with Athletics. Chris Wydman will touch base with CSAC about partnering with them at the games. Helen will secure a table at the Health and Wellness Fair.

V. Additional Items

1. Physical Plant Committee - The group discussed the possibility of Physical Plant having a committee with USAC representation. John Sheidler will follow up with Director Jeff Trick.

VI. Adjournment and Next Meeting

The meeting was adjourned by Chris Wydman, USAC Chair, at 10:07 a.m. The next meeting is in 339 Fawcett on Thursday, November 13, 2008 @ 8:30.

 

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