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
A. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by Curt Pederson, USAC Chair, at
B. Approval of Minutes for January 21, 2010.
The minutes were approved as
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
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.
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
E. Other Business
|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)
||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
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
|6. Student Mentoring
||The semester conversion will
likely keep this program from being a priority for the
|7. WSU Master Plan
||NBBJ has been selected as the
vendor for the University's Master Plan for the coming 5-10
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.