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SAC Minutes September 12 2012

SAC Minutes September 12 2012

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Minutes of the September meeting of the Staff Advisory Council
Minutes of the September meeting of the Staff Advisory Council

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Published by: Staff Advisory Council at DU on Nov 08, 2012
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September 19, 2012Executive CommitteeSaskia Sawyer, President,Saskia.sawyer@du.edu, x12704Ashley Beaudry, Vice President,ashley.beaudry@du.edu, x16068 Nicky Bruckhart, Past President,nbruckha@du.edu, x14241Kathy Aliaga, Treasurer,kaliaga@du.edu ,x13284Lisa Cox, Co-Secretary,Lisa.Cox@du.edu, x13170Stefanie Ungphakorn Cowan, Co-Secretary, stefanie.cowan@du.edu, x12507 Jordan Ames, Webmaster,  jordan.ames@du.edu,x12781 Members in attendance:Beaudry, AshleyThe Womens CollegeBrower, GaryUniversity ChaplainBruckhart, NickyAthletics & RecreationChabot-Olsen, NickRegistraCowan, StefanieCenter for Multicultural ExcellenceCox, LisaInstitutional Compliance & Internal AuditDye, JodiMorgridge College of EducationFirebaugh, KristyArts, Humanities & Social SciencesGross, AnneAdmissionsHarris, CrystalSECSHower, DonFacilitiesJackson, CherylCenter for Teaching & LearningKoch, CindyDaniels College of BusinessKyner, MichellePenrose LibraryMichel, RichardConference, Events and Special ProgramsOta-Wang, NickGSSWRaeburn, KellyNSMRundle, SteveUniversity CollegeRyan, NatalieNewman CenteSawyer, Saskia University AdvancementShort, ChrisEnvironmental Health & SafetyShrader, CarrieArts, Humanities & Social SciencesStephenson, AndrewRisk ManagementVolunteers and guests in attendance:Cochrane, KelseyUniversity AdvancementDunker, KatieHuman ResourcesKitta, JanMarketing & CommunicationsThe meeting was called to order.
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Introduction of Council Members
Approval of August Meeting Minutes with typos corrected
Guest speaker presented- Kelsey from University Advancement spoke to Council Members aboutthe 2
annual Ascend Giving Campaign.a.Ascend campaign kick off September 13, 2012. At the picnic, University Advancement willreport on areas of priority with donated funds. b.The Campaign is designed with faculty and staff participation goals, not a monetary goal.Last year, about 30% of faculty and staff participated in the Campaign. UA is hoping tomatch that percentage again this year.c.Employees can contribute any dollar amount and can have their contribution deducted viaon-going payroll deductions.d.Furthermore, employees may specify which area/department they would like their contribution to go toward. However, not all departments/programs (SAC) have a gift fund.Please contact University Advancement for more information on giving.e.Employees will receive one item of hard copy mail on Friday or Monday and then willreceive numerous emails about the campaign.f.Donations are no longer being matched as the matching funds have been exhausted. Lastyear, more than $50 million was raised and over 200 new scholarships were created.
Staff Advisory Council Businessa.Committee expectationsi.All Council Members are required to serve on at least one committee and areexpected to be available to help with the Employee Appreciation picnic.ii.Some of the committees are in need of chairpersons.1.A chairperson is especially needed for the Staff Issues committeeiii.Due to the changes in the Bylaws, one person will be chairing the Community andEvents committee, however, each sub-committee (coat drive, bring your kid to work day, egg hunt, and picnic) should have a chairperson. b.Update on the Staff Appreciation picnici.The event was well received. Next year, we will have the picnic in the same locationand continue working with Special Programs to plan this event. The plan is to hold itin August again next year.ii.Many employees asked about the years of service recognition. The Executive Boarddetermined the event is important enough that it should be a stand-alone event. It istentatively scheduled for sometime in February or March. It will be a receptionrecognizing years of services at 5 years and up. A booklet will still be created for distribution at the event.iii.Cartridges for Kids was a bog success. They would like to be invited back next year.MinutesPage 1
c.Convocationi.It was determined that the Convocation was not an appropriate venue to present theSAC award. The award will be presented at the summer SAC BBQ next August.ii.The three other award recipients have been selected and will receive their awards atConvocation.d.Update on the Outreach committeei.A reception is planned for Thursday, October 11th for faculty and staff. This is incollaboration with SAC, Faculty Senate, Women’s Coalition, HR and UniversityCommunications. At the event, there will be giveaways such as iPads and debate paraphernalia.e.Misc.i.Katie Dunker, HR Wellness Program Manager gave an update on the new wellness program launching on September 24
. Thrive Across America is a team-oriented program designed to encourage employees to get at least 30 minutes of exercise daily.Top team logging the most minutes and stars wins an iPad for each winning teammember. Katie also mentioned the Weigh and Win kiosk located on the DriscollBridge. This program will pay you a certain dollar amount based on the weight lost ina three month period.ii.SAC member questionnaire has a low response rate (only 12 members responded).Saskia will keep the survey open and encourage members to help identify areas of focus for SAC this upcoming year.iii.Starting 9/17—please expect delays when accessing the Ritchie Center. All DUstudents and employees will be required to show your DU ID in order to gain accessto the Ritchie Center. Please expect delays as this new process may be timeconsuming. Additionally, please expect additional delays and restrictions the week of September 24-28
.iv.Jan Kitta from University Communications provided an update on the DU Digest. DUDigest is a weekly e-news digest of information, events, and activities for DUemployees. DU Digest hopes to reduce the number of WebCentral Announcements plaguing everyone’s inbox.v.Flu shots for employees will be held on October 9
from 7:30am to 1:30pm andOctober 18
from 3pm to 7pm. Both sessions will be held in the Renaissance Room,Mary Reed. These are free for Kaiser insurance holders and will only cost $10 for non-Kaiser member employees.vi.Saskia approved to provide lunch for SAC members once per quarter. Meals providedin Mary Reed must be provided by Sodexo and must be ordered one week in advance. Natalie Ryan will head this endeavor, but Nicky Bruckhart will cover October for  Natalie.Meeting adjourned.MinutesPage 1

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