Staff at Carleton Minutes
January 13, 2005 (Hill Lounge 10:00-11:00 a.m. )
Present: Lorie Tuma, Co-chair, Stephanie Huston, Co-chair, Nancy Loesch,
Robbie Groth, Linda Irrthum, Linda Mueller, Sandy Saari, Carolyn Soule,
Jean Hayes, Carol Spessard, Cris Jensen, Melissa Thomas, Vonnie Otte, Becky
Krogh, Tami Little, Carol Horan, Nance Nytes, Tammy Anderson, Jennifer
Cox-Johnson, Patt Germann and Faculty Representative Melinda Russell.
The meeting was called to order by Lorie Tuma. Minutes of the November 11,
2004, meeting were reviewed and approved. Minutes will be posted on the
website at http://webapps.acs.carleton.edu/campus/staff/sac/minutes/
Lorie Tuma introduced Melinda Russell, Associate Professor of Music, who
will serve as the Faculty Representative to the SAC Committee.
Stephanie Huston noted that the new web scheduling program is set to go
live on January 17. Training sessions will be offered for any groups
interested. Please contact Stephanie (x7185) to schedule a training
* College Budget Committee - Cris Jensen reported that the final budget for
2005-06 will be determined in February. The purpose of the Budget Committee
of SAC is to make recommendations to the College Council. This year's
recommendations were made earlier because the process has been moved up in
* By-laws- Sandy Saari indicated the committee had updated the By-laws,
making them more reader-friendly, including their proposed change for
co-chair leadership. The By-laws committee has now turned their
recommendations over to the Executive Board, which will be meeting on
January 18, and ultimately present them to the membership for approval.
Lorie Tuma asked all present to go on-line and review the current By-laws,
and make recommendations to the committee. There was a question regarding
the large number of non-exempt staff currently in the East Side geographic
area, which the board hopes to work on.
* Staff development: Melissa Thomas reported on the session on Organizing
Therapy is scheduled for Thursday, January 27, 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the
Alumni Guest House Meeting Room. NOTE: Since the SAC meeting the location
for this event has been changed to Boliou 104. Also, the February SAC
meeting will feature an informational program on the Portfolio Program with
Carol Rutz , and the March SAC meeting will feature campus alcohol issues
with Cathy Carlson.
* Spring Luncheon: The date will be April 19, 2005, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00
p.m. in Great Hall. The East Side group will be planning this event.
* Website: Carolyn Soule maintains the SAC website. Please send items and
any updates through Lorie and Stephanie for approval, before inclusion on
the website. The fall luncheon photos will be posted on the website this
* CLSP forms were sent out by HR to all non-exempt staff. Donations must be
made by Monday, January 17, 2005. A report will be sent to participants
* Winter term SAC meetings: February 10, 1:30-2:30 p.m., March 3,
10:00-11:00 a.m., in Hill Lounge.
* The second gathering of exempt and non-exempt staff, on behalf of new
employees, will be February 22, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Alumni Guest
House Library. All SAC members are urged to attend, in order to meet new
staff and have time to socialize with the Forum members.
* Stephanie Huston announced that the Alumni Guest House Library will no
longer be open for use without a reservation. The decision was made by
College Relations due to the frequent request for such space and the lack
of availability of other private spaces on campus.
* Carol Spessard asked for the name of the non-exempt staff member on the
College Council Transportation subcommittee, proposed by Mark Govoni this
past fall. Jean Hayes responded that Christine Krejci had offered to work
on this subcommittee, but was unaware whether the subcommittee had met.
More information will be forthcoming.
* Linda Mueller reported that the Salary and Benefits committee will have a
meeting with Human Resources, in response to questions that evolved from
the November and January SAC meetings. There were four major areas of
questions from those meetings: 1. How do salary ranges relate to job
2. How is salary determined for new positions/employees?
3. How are salary increases determined?
4. Do job evaluations relate to salary increases? How?
Other questions presented for possible discussion depending on time
included: How do employees move from one step to another? Longevity pay is
Please pass along any additional questions/feedback to Linda Mueller
(email@example.com), Salary and Benefits Committee, for further