19 September 17
Staff Advisory Council Meeting
Minutes for Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Attendance: Diane Fritz, Meghan Gebhard, Susan Eagar, Trish Tancredi, Julie DiPietro, Nabil Kashyap, Kim Strand, Ben Wilson, Pamela Borkowski-Valentin, Lynn Grady, Christi Pappert, Domenic Porrini, Kenneth Argro, Donnie Franklin, Zenobia Harguist
10/10 SAC Open House in Bond
11/16 Fall All Staff Gathering, 10:30am-12pm
11/21 SAC Meeting, Sharples Rm. 4
November All Staff
The following people will present: Greg Brown, Sha Duncan Smith, Karl Clauss, Diane Fritz and Dominic Porrini
Diane and George are working to update information on the site, specifically the by- laws and circle reconfigurations
Date has moved to Oct 10, 10-11am
Communication re: Open House
Diane will send an invitation via the Faculty-Staff email
Diane/George will update the SAC website with an invite
Each person will send an invitation to their individual circles
Purpose of Open House
Come meet SAC
Learn about what the role of SAC is
Learn about what has been accomplished by SAC over recent years
What has SAC done for you…to recognize MLK as a holiday, Living Wage, Pet policy, Weather hotline, staff discounts, invite staff to participate on committees, nominate staff members to walk at commencement
Suggestions, ideas, comments
Learn about what’s to come
Future opportunities to engage with SAC – just ideas
Coffee hour each month or once per semester? Representative would take turn hosting to reduce amount of dedicated time from each member - Tentative
Agenda for Open House
Dominic give a brief welcome at 10:15am
State purpose of SAC
Encourage folks to meet a representative and post an idea
Be on the lookout for our update website and future opportunities to gather
SAC members to wear their names – Diane to make nametags
Supplies for Open House
Nametags for representative (Name and Circle) – Diane to provide
Stars to rate it
Post Open House
Report out at All Staff Meeting on what we learned and what’s to come from SAC
Continue to think of ways to engage the community
Meetup.com or similar site
Site to connect people through group like single parents or knitting bees
We need more information on what community wants to determine if we want to promote it and place it on our website.
Should this be staff only or broaden it in keeping with connecting as a whole community?
Questions to SAC
Students ticketing cars?
Staff has been receiving what feels like an excessive amount of parking
Nightshift has been affected around the field house area.
Diane is going to look into the matter
Public Safety has hired two students to help with parking issues; they are authorized to issue tickets when appropriate. This frees up officers for other matters and provides additional job opportunities for students.
Question about keeping your email address as a staff member after end your position, e.g. retirement.
There is a hard policy with HR on the last chapter of the employee handbook that employees must relinquish their email when they leave Swarthmore College.
We could suggest to those that ask
Email your contacts to let them know you are leave and provide your new contact information
Setup an automatic reply on their email to provide your new contact information or other message
Ladies room on 2nd floor of Parrish
Question to find a solution to accommodate mostly female users.
Susan to let Ralph or Billy know