Unclassified Staff Advisory Council


February 18, 2010
9:00 - 10:30 am

339 Fawcett Hall


Nancy Pestian, Jennifer McCamis, Kary Brigger, Mary Healea, Curt Pederson, John Holm, Jacqui Neal, Lindy Lauterbach, Jason Kohlhepp, Jerry Hensley, Wendy Feerer, Craig This, Chris Wydman, Melissa Vanzant, and Rob Boley. Also present were student guests from a Student Affairs in Higher Education graduate class.

USAC Members Absent: Denise Anderson, Kiel Rottgen, David Bringhurst

USAC Committee Members Absent: Kevin Knapp, Mary Kenton, Vivian Mitchell, Karen Strider-Iiames, Megan Watson

A. Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by Curt Pederson, USAC Chair, at 9:02 a.m.

B. Approval of Minutes for January 21, 2010.

The minutes were approved as presented.

C. USAC Committee Reports

1. Community Service - Rob Boley, Jacqui Neal, Curt Pederson - No report at this time.

2. Employee Compensation and Benefits - Denise Anderson, David Bringhurst, Mary Healea, Jerry Hensley, Kevin Knapp, Jason Kohlhepp, Kiel Rottgen - No report at this time.

3. Nominations - Denise Anderson, Rob Boley, Kiel Rottgen - The proposed Election Schedule is now online.

D. WSU Committee Reports

1. Athletic Council - Mary Kenton, Vivian Mitchell - No report.

2. Diversity Advocacy Council - Megan Watson - No report.

3. Parking Services - John Holm - No report.

4. Semester Conversion Committee - Chris Wydman - The timeline has been delayed due to the bargaining unit work stoppage. A new center has been proposed as a one-stop shop for faculty, students, and advisors with semester conversion issues. Once course approvals are finalized, the next big step is determining funding for student advisors in each unit.

5. Sustainability - Karen Strider-Iiames - No report.

6. University Dining Services - Melissa Vanzant - Notes attached.

7. Wellness and Recreation - Craig This - No report.

8. WSU Bookstore - Mary Healea - No report.

9. WSU Staff Council - Jacqueline Neal, Mary Healea, Rob Boley, Curt Pederson, Chris Wydman - No report.

10. WSU SC President's Award for Excellence - Kevin Knapp, Chris Wydman - The ceremony will be September 23rd and a special event will be held on June 14 to honor everyone who is nominated as well as staff who left WSU as part of the voluntary separation incentive program.

11. WSU SC Human Resources Committee - Jacqueline Neal, Mary Healea, Rob Boley, Curt Pederson, Chris Wydman - The point of service survey was discussed. A task force has been formed to pursue an online automated leave system for unclassified staff. HR is also working on issues regarding the Health Savings Account program. The proposed revisions to the job abolishment letter have been sent to General Counsel for review. HR, CSAC, and USAC will try to organize a presentation about changes to the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS). The Inner University Council (IUC) is pushing to combine more vendor services regionally to pursue lower costs. Organizational Development and Learning has a variety of programs coming up in the near future, to be held at University Park Building C. HR has completed its move and is now located in the Medical Sciences Building.

E. Other Business

Topic Discussion Follow-Up
1. Additional USAC Committees The group discussed having a bylaws and policies/procedures committee to review the USAC charter on an annual basis and to discuss concerns about WSU policies and procedures. USAC may also consider having a representative at Ohio Staff Council for Higher Education (OSCHE) meetings. Curt will follow up with OSCHE.
2. HSA Plan The functionality of the new HSA website has proved to be inconvenient for HSA participants. Updates to the website are being made, which will hopefully fix these concerns.  
3. USAC Pictures for Website The USAC pictures for the website are now online.  
4. Meeting Attendance Curt encouraged USAC members and committee reps to attend all meetings.  For committee members, please attend your committee meetings. If you can't make it to USAC meetings, please forward notes or minutes to Curt or Rob.
5. Job Swap Curt discussed the possibility of a Job Swap program with the SC Human Resources Committee (SCHRC). Also discussed was a job shadowing program. A subcommittee of the SCHRC was formed to explore how the program would work, who can apply, etc... If anyone is interest in joining this effort, please contact Curt.
6. Student Mentoring The semester conversion will likely keep this program from being a priority for the immediate future.  
7. WSU Master Plan NBBJ has been selected as the vendor for the University's Master Plan for the coming 5-10 years.  

F. Adjournment and Next Meeting

The meeting was adjourned by Curt Pederson, USAC Chair, at 10:08 a.m. The next meeting is in 339 Fawcett on Thursday, March 18th @ 9:00 a.m.


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