Six UST Committees with representation from Non-Exempt Staff Council:
Members serving on these committees will keep Council and constituents up to date on developments.
Affirmative Action (AAC)
Debbie Cattoor; Barb Joynson, alternate
Meets during academic year, once a month (usually a Monday, Wednesday or Friday) Purpose: To promote affirmative action and equal employment opportunity by bringing campus-wide perspectives and experience to the consideration of policies and procedures related to the selection, development and retention of a diverse workforce. Currently working on writing policies for the university. Many policies and practices on the university are not documented.
Budget Advisory (BAC)
Julie Jepma; Corey Getchall, alternate
Meets Friday afternoons. The mission of this group is to review the whole University Budget in order to set tuition increases each year for both undergraduate and all graduate programs.
Fringe Benefits (FBAC)
Kathy Sauro and Pa Nhia Lee; Brittney Wolf, alternate
Meets during academic year, third Thursday. The primary purpose of the Fringe Benefits Advisory Committee (FBAC) is to advise University Administration on all aspects of the university’s fringe benefits program. Mindful of the need for good stewardship, the FBAC reviews, monitors, and proposes changes to the fringe benefits program based on general market data and those from similar academic institutions. The committee also serves as a communication link among staff, faculty, and Administration.
Human Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC)
Ann Schiffer; Pa Nhia Lee alternate
Meets during academic year, once a month, usually Friday. The HRAC is an advisory body. Its charge is to advise the Associate Vice President for Human Resources on strategic issues that affect or may affect the human resources of the University. These may include issues arising in such areas as salary and benefits administration, performance management, human resource policies and procedures, diversity management, and equal employment opportunity.
Library Leisure Reading Selection Committee
This group makes suggestions for the Leisure Reading collection in the UST Libraries both at St. Paul and Mpls campus, keeping it as current and interesting as possible.
Four Sub-Committees of the Non-Exempt Staff Commitee:
Lisa Keiser, Kathy Sauro, Julie Jepma
Starting in the fall, prepares call for nominees mailing; January - prepares vote mailing.
Julie Kimlinger, Ann Schiffer, and Debbie Cattoor
Responsible for posting/updating staff council website and keeping campus aware throughout the year of NESC news, events, ways to help with fund drives, etc.
Pa Nhia Lee, Debbie Cattoor, Barb Joynson, and Ann Schiffer
Will send throughout the year to all new staff members a welcome message – an important first contact with the NESC - as well as staff anniversary greetings.