Please submit agenda items for the February 8, 2006 meeting to Julie Skeen
by February 1, 2006.
The meeting was called to order at 2:30 p.m.
SSAC members present were:
Members Absent: Kaci Madison-Beasley (#2), Wanda McCracken (#9), Charlene Mylin (#15), Paige Seppanen (#17)
Members Excused: Mark Ressler (#12), Patti Hall (#13)
Others Present: Maxine Colm, Thomas LaPenta, Nancy Wallace, Chris Ulrich, Julie Skeen
Another constituent of Ms. Brown noted the continuing difficulty associated with getting new hires into the HR system, even when posted deadlines have been met. Ms. Wallace agreed, noting that at present, JEDs must now be hand-keyed by the Payroll office. She indicated that by July 1st, the JED form will be programmed by IT, resulting in a streamlined authorization process. Ms. Wallace also noted that a committee has been formed to look at other ways business practices in HR/Payroll could be changed to promote greater efficiency. The committee is comprised of members from Human Resources, the Provost's Office, Office of Graduate Studies, and the academic colleges.
Ms. Brown relayed a constituent’s observation that a menu board at the Figure Eight snack bar at the Fred Rust Ice Arena has yet to be provided. Irene Felker, Dining Services, reports that a menu board design is in progress for the Figure Eight, with approval and installation expected by spring semester.
Ms. Brown then raised a constituent’s concern about their inability to meet the age and service retirement requirement needed to secure tuition remission benefits for their child because of a physical disability. Ms. Wallace suggested that the constituent contact her or Chris Ulrich, Human Resources, to explore options in this unique situation.
The meeting adjourned at 3:20 p.m.
Reviewed by Marge Hadden as authorized by SSAC.