Office of the Vice President

for Administration
 
Professional Advisory Council

Minutes – September 12, 2012

The meeting was convened at 2:30 p.m. by Mr. Hendricks.

PAC members present were:

Member

District

Member

District

Charles Garbini

2

Monty McKee

9

Anne DeCaire

3

Susan Williams

10

Robin Harbaugh

4

Doris Miklitz

11

Gerald Hendricks

5

Krista Urbaniak

12

Glen Loller

6

Stefanie Baxter

13

Paul Hegesteg

7

Alex Keen

14

Mike Parisi

8

 

 

Members excused:  Paul Pusecker #1
Others Present:  Patty Fogg, Hannah Messner, Tom Lapenta

Minutes
The meeting was called to order at 2:30 p.m.
The minutes from July 11, 2012 were approved as written.

Old Business
Constituent concern from last month regarding reimbursement from Employee Fitness Center for time the Center was closed in July was handled successfully.  Constituent was reimbursed.

It was noted that job titles and descriptions were not all posted from HR.  Since meeting, titles have now been posted though not job descriptions.  HR also noted that appeals on reclassifications need to continue to go through supervisors.

New Business
PAC Elections were held as first order of business.  Nominations and vote were taken.  New board members are as follows:

Board Member

Position Title

District

Gerald Hendricks

President

5

Charles Garbini

Vice President

2

Krista Urbaniak

Secretary

12

Glen Loller

Steering Committee

6

Anne DeCaire

Steering Committee

3

Paul Hengesteg

Steering Committee

7


PAC then had to elect 5 representatives for the Grievance Hearing Board.  Nominations had been opened to professional staff across campus.  The PAC had 16 nominees to vote from.  The new board members are:

J. Barlow

C. Morris

L. Ward

B. Kingham

W. Reeves


The Grievance Advisory Board is made of members of the PAC who advise professional employees on grievance issues.   Members of the Grievance Advisory board:

Member Name

District

Stephanie Baxter

13

Alex Keen

14

Doris Miklitz

11

Krista Urbaniak

12

Gerald Hendricks

5


Other items:


Diversity and Equity Commission Representative:

  • Paul Hengesteg

Dining Services Representative:

  • Susan Williams

Faculty Senate Representative:

  • Doris Miklitz

Parking and Transportation Representative:

  • Stephanie Baxter

Constituent Concerns

Mr. Garbini reported that there was concern from one of his constituents regarding lack of lighting in the area between DuPont and Evans Halls at the back of the buildings.  An email was sent to Public Safety by the constituent requesting that they look into this and public safety responded that lack of funding made this fix undoable.  The constituent forwarded the email chain to Mr. Garbini.  The PAC will dig a little deeper into this situation to see if this situation can be amended.

Mr. Garbini also reported that one of his constituents reported an issue with the steps on the Academy Street side of the Barnes and Noble.  This constituent reported him and his friend tripping on the step. The suggestion was to have the step better marked, as it looks more like a ramp than an actual step.  Mr. Parisi responded that he would look into having this handled.

Ms. Baxter noted that a constituent had complained of students parking in the lot across from the GCC building between 10pm and 8am.  This constituent is having an issue finding parking when they arrive to work in the morning.  They have asked if it would be possible to have public safety do random “sweeps” of this lot for students who are illegally parking.

Ms. Baxter also reported a concern from one of her constituents about a parking space behind Penny Hall.  This space should be marked handicapped, but the paint has worn off significantly and non-handicapped construction vehicles are parking in this space.  The request is to have this space repainted.

Ms. Baxter also reported that there is a small house behind Penny Hall where the steps leading up to the house appears to be crumbling.  There is a request to have someone come out and look at these steps and perhaps have them replaced.

Finally, a constituent of Ms. DeCaire’s suggested that the Carpenter indoor pool be opened during Saturday’s home football games.

Meeting adjourned at 4:10.