Staff Advisory Council

March 2012

March minutes
Staff Council Meeting
Location: Faculty House, Lounge
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

In Attendance: Danielle Gonzalez, ex officio, Colleen Bethoney, ex officio, justin adkins, Angela Copeland, Gisela Demant, Sue Galli, Mark Kimball, Michele Migdal, Bette Phelps, Tony Sinico, Roberta Sweet, Kim Tremblay, Teresa Waryjasz
Guest: Bob Wright, Associate Director of HR
Absent: Martha Tetrault, ex officio, Bilal Ansari, Dawn Dellea, Michele Rech, Derrick Robertson

Agenda:

1. Summer student housing
2. Professional Development
3. ORT – Bob Wright, HR to join group to discuss
4. Social media

Minutes:

Summer Student Housing
The Office of Student Life will be coordinating summer housing. Doug Schiazza, Director, will be sending out a campus wide email with details on the process.

Professional Development
Only a handful of reviews have been completed. The group gave input from their respective departments on the process.

Martha inquired as to what type of professional development opportunities are being offered in departments. Some departments have mandatory conferences/training while others have cut out due to budget restraints.

Organizational Resource Team (ORT)
Bob Wright, Associate Director of Human Resources gave an overview of the new group and what service they can provide to administrative departments. http://hr.williams.edu/staff-development/. Some of the departments whom they have already worked with are Facilities, Real Estate, Auxiliary Services and the Registrar’s Office.

Social Media
Danielle shared draft guidelines on social media from the most recent CAG (Communications Advisory Group) meeting. These guidelines provide guidance on how to use social media effectively and professionally when representing the college. Social Media policies are becoming more popular. The group was encouraged to provide their thoughts and feedback on the guidelines. Danielle is going to check on next steps with Jen Grow, Office of Communications. It was suggested that a Social Media 101 class would be helpful to many on campus.

Administrative Bulletin
The Administrative Bulletin on the following policies will be emailed to the college staff shortly.
Appreciation & Recognition
Background Record Checks
Cell phones
Electronic devices
Telecommuting
Additional pay for exempt staff

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

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

Reported by C. Bethoney


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