Minutes of HCSC Meeting: October 2, 2007

Members Present: Dawn Marullo (presiding), Colmin Gajadar, Shirley Georgia, Mike Haehnel, Carla Kinser, Barbara Konze, Eric Nichols, Colleen Seabury, Matt Sanford, Matt Stever, Judy Walsh

Ex-Officio: Lynn Greenwood

Members Absent: Jamie O'Donnell

Staff Present: Stephanie Brunetta and Karyl Clemens

Quorum Present

Call to Order

Dawn Marullo called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.

September 11, 2007 meeting minutes - Shirley Georgia made a motion to approve the September minutes as written. Judy Walsh seconded the motion. The September minutes stand approved.

Treasurer's Report
Mike Haehnel reported that the Staff Council balance is $1,416.48. The garage sale account stands at $2,226.10. Mike shared that he will e-mail a budget summary to Staff Council members prior to each meeting.

New Business
Election of Secretary and Vice Chair - Mike Haehnel was asked to oversee the elections for Secretary and Vice Chair. Mike counted all the votes and announced that Matt Stever was elected as Vice Chair, and Colleen Seabury was elected as Secretary.

Middle States Review: "People" Working Group - Karyl Clemens and Mike Haehnel provided an overview of the Middle States "People" Working Group. The group is currently in a "data gathering" mode and is looking for evidence to answer a variety of questions (Mike had e-mailed a set of questions to Staff Council members prior to the meeting). If there are any other questions that you feel the Working Group should be asking, please contact Mike or Karyl.

Vice President for Student Life search committee (one male, one female) - Dawn shared the names of staff who expressed interest in being on the search committee. After discussion, Mike Haehnel was asked to oversee a vote for two committee members (one male, one female). After the votes were counted, Mike announced that Rachel Cobstill and Ric Chrislip were selected. Dawn will forward this information to President Miller.

Judy Walsh asked why faculty members lead search committees. She said that staff are equally capable of leading search committees. Dawn will share this question with President Miller.

Old Business
Giveaway item for employees - Members continued discussion of giveaway items (perhaps a lower priced item can be found besides umbrellas). Members also discussed the inclusion of ARAMARK Facilities and Food staff. Dawn will find out the count of ARAMARK Food staff.

HCSC talking points for new employee orientation - Lynn Greenwood will keep Staff Council informed of the new employee orientation schedule so that the talking points can be shared with new staff.

Updates from Committees
Planning & Events - Shirley Georgia shared that President Miller approved the events calendar. Shirley also provided details about the upcoming lunch on October 15th

Personnel - Eric Nichols shared that the Personnel committee will meet in October.

Nominating & Elections - The committee will work on nominations for the staff recognition awards.

Professional Development - Carla Kinser shared that a chairperson is needed for this committee. Dawn will assemble the committee and inquire about a chairperson. Judy Walsh asked about the data from the surveys completed during May's ice cream social. Dawn will send the surveys to Judy so that she can compile the results.

Status of Emergency Communication Plan - The Emergency Communication plan has not been issued. Mike Haehnel will check with Tom Kelly about the status.

The next Staff Council meeting is Tuesday, November 6th at 9:00 a.m. in Clark 155. Shirley Georgia made a motion to adjourn at 9:47 a.m. Mike Haehnel seconded the motion.

Respectfully submitted,
Colleen Seabury