Health System Academic & Research Employee Council

Date:  September 21, 2006                 

Time:  10:00 am

Place:  McKim Hall, VP Conference Room 3001

Representatives in Attendance:  Johy Betts, Lisa Durrer, Della Marsh, Vicki Schwab, Rosemary Knight, June Wade, Lynn McCutcheon, David Smith, Jackie Jarrell, Rose Herndon, Jennifer Roff, Mike Wilson, Terry Bennett, Jenn Oliver, Joni Louque, and Kirsten Frick.

I. Call to Order: Meeting was called to order by Johy Betts.

II. Reports:

Human Resources - Open Enrollment will take place between Monday, November 6th and Friday, December 1st.

Annual employee performance evaluations are due October 13th.  A new workplace safety section will be included in the evaluation.  Employees are asked to complete a physical requirements checklist.

Employee Relations - The Faculty/Staff Fair will be held on Thursday, November 9th from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm in Newcomb Hall.

University Sponsored programs - The fall employee trip will be in Ireland and the spring trip is to Lisbon, Portugal. 

In order to reduce potential private and personal information violations, the Integrated System will now use an employee's Oracle number instead of their social security number.

Restructuring - An outside consulting firm will be holding focus groups to learn more about staff and faculty responses to the restructuring process.  The consultants will also release a survey in which all employees will have an opportunity to include their input.

III. Guest Speaker: None scheduled

IV. New Business: None

V. Old Business: None

VI. Committee Reports: The Parking Committee is reviewing alternative pay for parking systems. One such option would be a tiered fee system which ties the fee for parking to employee/faculty salary ranges. Another would be an across the board flat fee.

VII. Adjournment:  Johy Betts adjourned the meeting.  The next meeting is scheduled for October 19, 2006.