Present: Grace Aranda, Rolf
Averill, Kathy Bell, Emily Boyd, Terese Croteau,
Lupita Cruz, Peg Davis, Noel Dreher, Deena Fishbein, Barbara
Foster, Melissa Fritz, Eva Gonzales, Kathi Hart, Tonya Haymore,
Rebecca Hindman, Dolores Johnston, Barbara Lancaster, Anne Lopez,
Gilbert Maldonado, Jean Mason, Joe Nardi, Barbara Pickard, Terri
Rice, Ana Rodriguez, Rebecca Stevenson, Ruth Szabo, Alicia
Velasquez, Lisa Wakefield, Carolyn Watson.
Excused: Anna Abraham, Carolyn
Eaton, Michelle Hintz, Alana Lee Levine,
Patty Piontek, Kevin Prahar, Beth Riggs, Karen Stanley, and Lew
Unexcused: Christine Duddleston,
Beth Riggs (?), Ted Stokes, and Joan Weber.
Guests: Janis Leisbold and Cathy
Process Agenda Items
Barbara opened the meeting at 3:15pm by
Dolores did not have a treasurer's report at
this time. There were some technical
problems with the program that they are working out. It will
be sent to everyone ASAP.
Barbara explained that the Executive Board had
a meeting on August 26, 2003 but nothing of interest was brought
Cathy Nicholson from Human Resources explained
that the interim policies on the retirement age changes for
Appointed Personnel and the tuition waiver changes had now been
implemented as permanent changes and the HR website reflects these
changes. Another change which has also taken place is a
change in how the Compassionate Transfer Leave (CTL) hours are
recorded so that the employee does not accrue vacation/sick leave
during CTL usage. HR has also
recently redesigned areas of their website to promote
user-friendly options and to make it easier to find stuff.
encouraged everyone to look into the PSI &
ULI courses that HR has starting soon to
enhance career development. Per HR's Marcia Chatalas, Cathy reported
that the ADOA is working with the other universities and a
consulting firm to look into insurance options other than CIGNA.
Lisa reported that the Diamondback game was a
successful event as all the tickets sold, the buses were full, and
the attendees had a good time. Once the
schedule for next year comes out, we will find out what games the
Diamondbacks will offer the universities to attend.
Lisa reported that the UA Town Hall with Dr.
Likins held that afternoon was a good turnout. Most of the
talk centered around the recent pay raises for the
administration (justification was to make these positions more
inline with national and state salary requirements) and the
Graduate Student Council inquired on additional financial
assistance to them due to tuition hikes as of late.
Tri-University Classified Staff Executive
Board: Per Barbara, due to the start of
school the group has been quite the last few weeks, but since
everyone is getting settled in the activities should pick-up soon.
Communications: Per Grace, they recently
updated the website to include the Diabetes walk, Yard Sale, Town
Hall, and other upcoming events. They will begin
work on a tabletop display to take to SAC events to educate the
public on SAC. They hope to get a
newsletter out in November.
Emily Krauz Staff Endowment: Per Anne, chair,
no new updates.
Employee Recognition: Per Anne, chair, first
meeting is on 09/18/03 at 3pm in the Swede Johnson rm 305.
Human Resources: Per Noel, chair, meeting
scheduled for 09/09/03 where they will discuss goals to focus on
this year. They will use the Communications committee
as a liaison this year to help educate and get the word out.
Legislative: Per Barbara reporting for Kevin,
chair, they are working on scheduling their first meeting soon.
Membership/Liaisons: Per Barbara reporting for
Karen, chair, no new updates.
Activities: Per Tonya, reporting for Anna,
chair, things are going well in the planning of the Yard
Sale/Silent Auction set for Wednesday 09/24/03 from 10am-3pm in
the SUMC Tucson/Catalina rooms. A sign-up sheet for assistance
was passed around and will also be sent via email later to call
for help from SAC members. A challenge
was issued for each SAC member to collect
at least 5 items themselves for donation and to distribute the
donation signs that were passed around within their departments.
A sign advertising the sale will be sent
via campus mail within the next two weeks. Janis w/ LQP will
run the call for donations this week and will run
again once the sale is to take place.
Wildcat ads will run the week of sale to
advertise the event further.
Appointed Personnel Organization Council (APOC):
Per Lisa, the goal for this year is to
review/revise the grievance procedure. The committee
is researching similar policies at other universities for
BETA: Per Lupita, they will be meeting 09/09/03
at the AHSC dining area and all are
Business and Professional Women: Per Tonya,
liaison, Angie Toledo president has been contacted re:
representation and attendance at meetings.
Campus Advisory Council: Per Rolf, liaison, the
next meeting is 09/12/03.
Commission on the Status of Women: Kathi,
liaison, states that meeting on 09/12/03.
Ombudsperson Committee: Lisa reported that
training session on 09/11/03 upcoming.
Shared Governance: Lisa, liaison, reported that
their meeting is coming up soon and the focus will be on a survey
to various college and staff councils on their take on the
governance policies effectiveness.
Strategic Planning Budget Advisory Committee (SPBAC):
Per Barbara reporting for Karen, liaison, they last meeting
focused on Dr. Likins' recent announcement of the administration's
Student Union Advisory Board: Lew, liaison, was
absent from meeting no update.
University Compensation Advisory Team (UCAT):
Per Barb, liaison, next meeting
scheduled for 09/11//03.
UA Retiree Organization: Per Peg, liaison, last
meeting centered on group's advocacy for healthcare benefits and
how it affected their Medicare benefits.
University Hearing Board: Per Anne, liaison,
meeting was called for 09/09/03 all hearings are confidential in
Parking and Transportation Advisory Board: Per
Anne, liaison, next meeting is still TBA.
Diversity Coalition: Per Lisa, liaison, last
meeting focused on hange of committee chairs.
MPAC: Kathi, Lisa, Noel, and Barb all sit on
this committee and stated that the last meeting focused on a
presentation by Allison Vaillancourt, Asst Vice President of HR,
on the structure and function of the department. Some of the
advances they are looking into include 180 degree reviews
(supervisors reviewed by employees), fair evaluation process for
staff raises in case merit becomes available, and a new
supervisory training program which was test marketed within
Meeting was adjourned at 4pm.
Respectfully submitted by Tonya L. Haymore