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December 4, 2013

Summary of the Committee's regular monthly meeting.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
2:00-3:00 p.m. – 331 Ag Admin. Bldg.

Summary of Meeting Notes

Present:
Colleen Bloom, Joyce Brungart, Joyce Cingel, Angela Clark, Keith Diehl, Bruce Grinder, Wendy Harter, Elizabeth Matthiesen, Renee Miller, (Lori Long for) Diane Yoder

Absent:
Heike Betz, Renee Kennedy, and Heather Read

Review of Meeting Notes:
Notes previously sent out to all members from the October 8th meeting (November meeting cancelled) were approved.  Colleen will add them to the SACD website and asked all members to share them within their units.

Colleen had previously nominated Heather Read to be chair-elect.  There were no other nominations, so after a unanimous vote, Heather was elected to be chair-elect for next year.  Colleen will work with her to start getting next year’s meetings planned, especially the college-wide meeting, in order to get a room.

College-wide Meetings:
The committee discussed the spring college-wide meeting where Staff Laureate awards will be presented, and arrived at possible guest speakers.  Keith will contact Mary Wirth to talk about eCommerce, and Colleen will contact Melissa Bard to discuss the new SRDP process that is being planned.

Question on $100 spousal surcharge:

A question from an employee was asked if the committee is fighting against the $100 monthly surcharge that PSU is imposing on those who have spouses that have other insurance but have always been covered previously by PSU health insurance.

Colleen checked with the human resource office for clarification, and also asked Kim Swistock, who is the representative on the University Staff Council, to see if they were addressing it as well.  She shared all the information with the committee for discussion.  A more definite answer will be provided to the employee. (Detailed response from HR in upcoming January 6 meeting notes.)

Adjournment:

With no further discussion, the meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m.  The next meeting will be on January 8, 2014.