Staff Council Minutes
September 11, 2012
11:30 AM – A-204
Present: Tara Adams, Cinthia Barnett, Jeff Bernard, Barry Birckhead (Advisor), Bobby Burk, Alberta Cook, Sharon Hodge, Ann Lay, & Stephanie McCartney
Absent: Jenny Brown, Lyndon Pitman, & Arthur Vaughn
Guests: Susan Bentzen-Gordet
3. Approval of Meeting Minutes
4. New Business
i. An administrative assistant contacted Alberta concerning the need for general training on computer programs required for successful completion of job responsibilities.
i. An e-mail from Susan Bentzen-Gordet to Sharon specifically requested Banner training. A training course has not been offered in years and there are several new administrative assistants (AAs) who need general training as well as experienced AAs that need a refresher course.
ii. Upon discussion on the issues of training, a subcommittee was organized to determine the feasibility of offering training courses in Banner, iStrategy, and Degree Works for staff members. The subcommittee consists of: Bobby Burk, Alberta Cook, Sharon Hodge, and Ann Lay.
i. An error was discovered in the “Donation of Leave” section. Ann will fix it and submit it via e-mail for approval by the SC.
ii. The next steps include approval from the Faculty Senate. Their next meeting is September 20, 2012. Ann will contact Meg Dillon to have it put on the agenda.
i. Ann sent around a sign-up sheet for Monday (10/8), Tuesday (10/9), and Wednesday (10/10) for SC members to volunteer an hour of their time in one of the various locations around campus.
ii. Individually wrapped cookies or cupcakes will be available in exchange for donations.
iii. Balloons will be blown up by Bobby to decorate the tables
iv. Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon pins are to be given away to those who donate a minimum of $5.00.
v. “In honor of…” donations are available. Cheques can be made out to: National Lee Denim Day.
vi. Pink flowers will be ordered and given to any and all SPSU employees who are survivors of breast cancer.
vii. A work order will be placed for a table and 2 chairs for each location.
i. A payroll deduction can be done in order to pay the $30/semester membership for the SPSU Recreation and Wellness Center.
ii. A table will be set up at the Benefits fair to educate SPSU employees about the Wellness Program. The Benefits fair is on October 25th.
i. The conference is October 2nd through October 3rd.
ii. The hotel cost is $79.00/room each night.
i. A petition has been circulating amongst the Q and E buildings regarding re-designating Lot 30 as a Faculty/Staff only lot. It is currently designated a Commuter Lot.
ii. Auxiliary Services will send a representative to the Staff Open forum to answer the general questions regarding parking (sent in advance) and take extra questions for clarification purposes.
i. Set for September 25th at noon. Location TBD.
i. With the recent death of Dr. Bill Barnes, a memorial fund for scholarship has been created. Donations can be given via the Foundation.
Movement to adjourn meeting