Staff Advisory Council

March 2011

March minutes

Staff Council Meeting Location: Paresky 220

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.


In Attendance: Martha Tetrault, ex officio, Danielle Gonzalez, ex officio, Colleen Bethoney, ex officio, Erwin Bernhart, Dawn Dellea, Gisela Demant, Jenny Dewar, Mark Kimball, Sheila Mason, Roberta Sweet, Lynn Taft, Kim Tremblay, Teresa Waryjasz

Absent: David Boyer, Lisa Briggs, Maggie Driscoll, Derrick Robertson


1. Tuition reimbursement policy
2. Telecommuting policy – before it goes to senior staff
3. Background check policy
4. Add’l pay policy
5. Appreciation day — wrappers and greeters
6. Shift differential update
7. Performance development program


Shift Differential
Martha conducted a review with our peers; we are consistent, most made no changes since 2008. We appear to be a little low on the 2nd and higher on the 3rd shift. Martha to take to Steve Klass next week.

Wellness Initiative
Martha will bring proposal to April meeting. This may be tabled until the new VP for Finance comes on board. A few members were concerned that the disease management calls may become excessive.

Performance Development Plan
The plan was approved by Sr. Staff. Communication to community through open forums.

Appreciation Day
It was discussed and agreed that to not waste paper, this year the gifts will not be wrapped, we will only use ribbon/bows. Jenny Dewar and Lynn Taft volunteered to be greeters.

Pending Policies

Background Check Policy
Currently we do various background checks for employees who work in residence halls, childcare center, Pres. House, Payroll, Campus Safety and the off-site shelving facility Background info was handed out to read through and discuss at next meeting.

Telecommuting Policy

A draft policy was handed out to read through and discuss at next meeting.

Additional Pay Policy
Background info was handed out to read through and discuss at next meeting. At the April meeting Martha will share info from peers.

Martha discussed the process of the yearly salary setting process and asked for thoughts on holding workshops for how compensation is determined.

Base pay salary
General increase
Change in position
Market adjustment

Next scheduled meeting:
April 20 @ 10:00 a.m., Paresky 220

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