Unclassified Staff Advisory Council

MINUTES

February 10, 2011
9:00 - 10:30 am

264 Brehm Lab


IN ATTENDANCE

Council Members: Jacqui Neal, Kary Brigger, David Bringhurst, Jacqueline Robinson, Curt Pederson, Susan Wehmeyer, Mary Healea, Wendy Riddell, Brandy Foster, Denise Anderson, Jen McCamis
Representatives: John Holm, David Finnie, Jerry Hensley, Craig This, Colleen Hayden, Marian Hogue, Jason Kolhepp, Liane Mulhenkamp
Guests: C
ourtney Smith, Carleen Beckerman

A. Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by Jacqui Neal, USAC Chair, at 9:00 a.m.

B. Approval of Minutes for January 13, 2011.

The minutes were approved as presented.

C. Items for Discussion

1.Communications & Marketing -

  • Website Update: Discussed new updates on USAC website and inquired about adding Google Analytics to site to track number of click throughs
  • Unclassified listserv: CaTS was able to pull a list together of all unclassifed staff for USAC communication purposes

2.Update on USAC/CBES memo to Dr. Limouze -

  • Comments: USAC sent out a message to unclassified staff containing the explanation of the memo sent to Dr. Limouze; positive feedback
  • Action Items: CBES committee is meeting to discuss the action items that need to be addressed to administration

3. General Budget Overview with Dr. Filipic -

  • Open forum: Dr. Filipic will hold an open forum on February 22 from 11:30a-1:00p in E163 student union to discusss the university budget; all encouraged to attend

4. Performance Reviews -

  • 2005-2009 Statistics: Please see data results here; over 50% of staff on campus had performance reviews
  • Expand data: It was asked by council members if we could be provided with data from before 2005 to see the trends before the implementation of Banner

5. 2008 USAC/CSAC Staff Survey -

  • Survey results: 2008 survey results can be found here; Jacqui pulled out recommendations for USAC members to review and rank the progress of each item

6. New USAC Secretary -

  • USAC Secretary for 2011-2012: Wendy Riddell will take over as secretary for the 2011-2012 year

7. Staff Development Day (SDD) update -

  • Survey results: around 100 people attended the last SDD; 86 people responded to the survey in which over 40% of the respondents participated in the actual SDD
  • Ideas for topics/speakers: suggested that it would be nice to continue with a professional development theme; look for speakers internally and with SOCHE
  • Next SDD: July 22 will be the next SDD; details to follow in the Spring

8. HR Staff Councile update -

  • Insurance: New long term care insurance carrier to be put in place soon
  • Dependency verification: project is moving along; start in early march-send out packages-March 7-March 28-amnesty period-end roughly 3-4 weeks after packages go out; spouse-children verified by marriage certificate/birth certificate-wrap up by end of June
  • Paychecks: decreased in January due to our federal tax being increased; no tax cut since we don’t pay into Social Security
  • Monthly leave reports: Faculty leave time will now be added to monthly reports; Nancy Pestian working with CaTS to get the leave reports electronically
  • Staff Handbooks: handbooks are in need of being updated
  • Staff job postings and hiring process: currently being reviewed by Staff Council and Human Resources.  There have been questions raised about recent unclassified staff positions being posted at 25% above the minimum pay and the hiring process for classified staff (as it relates to House Bill 187).

9. Update from USAC Subcommittees -

  • Fundraising: met in November-recipient of any funds raised will go to the Food Pantry; hold food drive sometime in Spring-we could partner with May Daze for that food drive; Staff Retiree Picnic is where we can raise funds in our 50/25/25 raffle

 

D. University Committee Reports - Schedule of committee meetings can be found here: http://www.wright.edu/aboutwsu/orgs/usac/commreps.html

1. Athletic Council minutes for January
2. Dining Services minutes for January
3. Semester Conversion minutes for January
4. Diversity Council minutes for January

 

E. Other Business

1. General Announcements
2. Suggested Topics or Speakers for Next Meeting: Dr. Herb Dregalla to talk about semester conversion
3. Dr. Hopkins' open forums were extremely beneficial
4. Senate Bill 5-possibly eliminating collective bargaining –article in DDN- http://www.daytondailynews.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/dayton/ohiopolitics/entries/2011/02/02/sen_jones_introduces_bill_to_b.html
5. Semester Conversion open meeting this Friday, February 11 from 1:00p-2:30p in the Apollo Room


F. Adjournment and Next Meeting

The meeting was adjourned by Jacqui Neal, USAC Chair, at 9:55 a.m. The next meeting is in 264 Brehm Lab on Thursday, March 10th @ 9:00 a.m.

 

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