Penn State Altoona Staff Advisory Council Minutes
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 202 LRC | 10:00 a.m.
Present: June Aiken, Veronica Barstow, Jerry Benito, Sue Dodson, Debbie Flaig, Angel Goldian, David McGreal, Ginny Norris, Jennifer Sabourin
Guests: Drew McGhee
Absent: Debbie Burroughs, Jeff Covino, Toni Feret, Donovin Lindsay, Russell Pentland
Call to order
The meeting was called to order by Past- Chair, Debbie Flaig, at 10:05 a.m.
Welcome New Members
Officers for 2019-2020
Past-Chair: Debbie Flaig
Chair: Jennifer Sabourin
Chair-Elect: Veronica Barstow
Secretary: Angel Goldian
Spirit days are back for 2019-2020. Thank you to Chancellor and Dean Lori Bechtel-Wherry. N Fridays throughout the year, staff can wear Penn State Apparel to support our Penn State Altoona athletic teams and all Penn State athletics.
All Staff Retreat
June announced there is a meeting scheduled for Thursday, 09/12/19 in 125 Eiche.
Salute A Champion
There were 5 nominees for July and August. We had an issue with the submission page and thanks to Jonathan O’Harrow it has been fxed.
July and August 2019
Looking over the Holiday schedule, why is the University making staff use vacation for December 31, in the past it was a campus closure.
Response from Cherrie Henry:
University Policy 34 states when December 25 comes on these days – The six holidays are as per the policy which can be found at https://policy.psu.edu/policies/hr34
|The Six Holidays|
|Sunday||December 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30|
|Monday||December 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29|
|Tuesday||December 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31|
|Wednesday||December 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30|
|Thursday||December 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31|
|Friday||December 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31|
|Saturday||December 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29|
Discussion on parking passes related to process and how long it is taking. Debbie recommended contact Renee at Police Services.
Drew McGhee (guest) discussed it was a smoother beginning to the Fall semester in getting new hire information. If IT can receive the new hire information prior to the person starting they can initiate the paperwork for a computer and phone sooner. Academic Affairs provided a list of new hires. IT no longer receives a list form HR.
Lori will be attending the next meeting.
Next meeting: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 202 LRC | 10:00 a.m