Staff Advisory Council

April 2011

April minutes

Staff Council Meeting Location: Paresky 220

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.


In Attendance: Martha Tetrault, ex officio, Danielle Gonzalez, ex officio, Colleen Bethoney, ex officio, Erwin Bernhart, David Boyer, Lisa Briggs, Dawn Dellea, Gisela Demant, Maggie Driscoll, Mark Kimball, Sheila Mason, Derrick Robertson, Roberta Sweet, Lynn Taft, Teresa Waryjasz

Absent: Jenny Dewar, Kim Tremblay


1. Feedback from Wellness Initiative
2. Feedback from open meeting on performance development
4. Reaction to most recent Udder News
5. Salary setting update
6. Possible topics for workshops for staff


Wellness Initiative
Sr. Staff was pleased with the proposal but had concerns with the structure of the incentive and the proposed timeline. A subset of the Benefits Committee will work on a report on the state of health care at the college this summer to present to faculty and staff in the fall.

Performance Development Plan
Attendance was impressive for the three presentations held on campus. Many staff voiced that they thought these presentations would have been more in depth with information on the process and less of an introduction. A number of training workshops will be held this summer and fall to elaborate on the process and introduce the new tools.

Udder News
The group agreed they were happy with the contents and delivery of the April issue of the Udder News. The next issue is slated for July.

Salary Setting Update
Martha will be communicating with department heads in May that the increases this year will have several components including fiscal year increases, structural adjustments and the opportunity for merit. Next year we will look at how we recognize performance based on the new performance evaluation process.

Workshops for Staff
Martha asked for input on other useful workshops for staff. A few suggestions were:
Compensation – How the college arrives at salary setting | Technology | Communications |Ergonomics | Nutrition | Safety | Sustainability | Myers Briggs (personality types)
Basic policies | FMLA

Next scheduled meeting: May 18 @ 10:00 a.m., Paresky 220

Reported by C. Bethoney

Warning: extract() expects parameter 1 to be array, boolean given in /opt/wpmu/trunk/wordpress/wp-content/themes/theme_williams/footer.php on line 16