Staff Advisory Council

December 2011

December minutes
Staff Council Meeting Location: Faculty House, Lounge
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

In Attendance: Martha Tetrault, ex officio, Danielle Gonzalez, ex officio, Justin Adkins, Angela Copeland, Dawn Dellea, Sue Galli, Sheila Mason, Bette Phelps, Michele Rech, Roberta Sweet, Kim Tremblay, Teresa Waryjasz, Michele Migdal

Absent: Colleen Bethoney, ex officio, Bilal Ansari, Gisela Demant, Derrick Robertson, Mark Kimball, and Tony Sinico


1. Benefits committee membership
offered to serve: Gisella and Roberta
2. Feedback from staff forum
3. Administrative briefing — language & concept as a communication tool
4. Dog policy/guidelines
9. Other items


Benefits Committee
Roberta, Gisela, Justin and Dawn have offered to serve. Some concern over the duration of the term since there is quite the learning curve to get up to speed on this complex committee.

Dog Guidelines
Question has been raised in the Sciences.
Concerns that the dog guidelines are not widely know or followed.
Is there a new recommendation that can be made or emphasized?
SAC will invite members of the Employee Safety Committee to discuss the guidelines.
Also inquire with member Tiny Sinico, Associate Director of Campus Safety, on how they handle violations.
SAC has concerns ranging from liability and students being afraid to it just being a distraction from work.

Staff Open Forum
Disappointed only one question was emailed in advance.
No agenda or topic presented
Felt there was no new news to report
Staff are not reading daily messages
Bad time of year

Please submit any agenda items to Martha prior to the next scheduled meeting

Next scheduled meeting: January 10th @ 10:00 a.m., Faculty House Lounge

Reported by C. Bethoney

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