Staff Assembly Minutes
August 8, 2013 at 12 PM
Driftwood Bay SUB
Call to Order:
12:00 pm




Approval of Minutes:
A motion was made by Matt Sebby and seconded by Pam Claflin approve the June 2013 minutes. Motion passed unanimously.


New Employee Introductions:

Lita Burns introduced the new Library Director George McAlister
Tami Haft introduced the new Records Technician, Jeff Davis
Ty Caraway introduced the new CEA Director, Tim Gerlitz
Pat O’Halloran (the new Aerospace Recruiter) introduced the new Lab Technician for Aerospace, Mike McGinnis

Welcome Everyone!

Guest Speakers:


Laura Hill – Sick Leave 

We created a process about one year ago for employees to donate up to three days of their sick leave to an employee on short-term disability, that had exhausted their own sick and vacation leaves. Anyone that is interested in using donated time should contact me in HR. This is not a bank process where you donate to a random pool. Once the employee has gone through Andrea in HR, for the short-term disability, and requested to use the donated time, HR will ask employees for donations. All of the rules and forms can be found on the HR
portal, under the Benefits tab.


Carol Jones – Online Van Training
A new program will be rolled out in a couple of weeks. All of the new vehicle training will now be online.  You can find the guidelines here http://www.nic.edu/websites/default.aspx?dpt=107&pageId=2617  for the Van Safety Training video and quiz!


Kym Browning – Conference/Meeting Scheduling
For the first time, you can now call one place to schedule meetings and conferences on campus. Reservations are made through the online facility request form . Please do allow time to schedule your event as we are getting very busy. The community can also book events on campus. All of the classes and instructional rooms still go through Cheri Beard. 


Andrea Woempner – Wellness Program
We are finalizing the new booklet and it will be mailed out to homes. It will also be available on the HR portal page. The fall exercise logs will start at the beginning of the semester, August 26th.





Reports:  There were no reports



Information/Updates:

Nancy Edwards wanted everyone’s input about changing the times of Staff Assembly. We will try out an 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. meeting times, in the near future, to see if more staff are able to attend. Stay tuned for more info!


Matt Sebby wanted to invite everyone to a good-bye party for Jim Howerton on Aug. 22nd at 4 p.m. behind the SUB. Jim has been at NIC since 1986!!


Tami Haft said today is the deadline for fall admission, but you may direct anyone wanting to register, to the Admissions office. There is an appeal process and they will determine if students are eligible to enroll for fall
semester.






Shout-Outs


To: Tiana Allen, From: Heather Johnson


To: Christabela Fischer, From: Vonnie and Vicki


To: Lisa Clark, From: Jimmie O



Good of the Order







Adjourned: 12:45 pm