STAFFASSEMBLY EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
WaynePowel, Harry Sladich, and Linda Pierce were invited to attend thisspecial meeting of the Staff Assembly Executive Council to discussthe present Labor Day holiday issue. Harry explained thatoriginally the Cabinet agreed with the change in the Labor Dayholiday schedule. After discussion with the Deans and Student Life, it was decidedthat it would be for the good of the students to stay with theinitial date for the Labor Day holiday in order for students to getinto a college routine and not disrupt their academicschedule. It was alsodiscussed that if the Labor Day holiday would change, studentswould not have a break for two months when they would then getFounderâ€™s Day off in October. Faculty addressed the issueof having too many Monday holidays, which is hard for students andfaculty in regards to getting the adequate amount of class timein.
It wassuggested that a compromise be reached in effect that theuniversity will keep the initial Labor Day holiday, but allow staffthe option to select (only with supervisorâ€™s approval) which holiday date theywould like to take off. Supervisors and managers will be encouragedto allow as much flexibility as possible to the staff but yet keepadequate functionality within individual departments. The Academic Council willlook at the results of trying this holiday option.
Harrywas given a draft of the memo explaining the Labor Day holidaychange, written by Steve Doolittle. He will discuss this memo withSteve and work on changing the verbiage.
COMPENSATIONSURVEY RESULTS TO STAFF:
Rosemarie wasinformed that there is a Cabinet meeting conflict with the datespreviously selected to present the results of the CompensationSurvey. Rosemarie willcontact Harry Sladich for approval to change the meeting dates toTuesday, March 7, 2000, 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. and the secondmeeting to Wednesday, March 8, 2000, 10:00 A.M. to Noon. Rosemariewill also ask Harry or Fr. Spitzer if they would be able to givethe opening address.