CPAC Meeting Minutes September 2016

Classified Personnel Advisory Committee (CPAC)
September 8, 2016 @ 8:30 a.m.
FSB 0042

In Attendance: Katie Pirigyi, Karen Moss, Cathy Edwards, Amy Corrington, Debbie Smith, Vanessa Gordon, Shannon Schweitzer, Penny Mannix, Heather Ruhe, Elizabeth Maurer, Lisa Raatz (Ex-Officio) and Cindy Lewis (Ex-Officio)
Absent: Melissa Allen, Laura Weibel, Jason Puckett, Pamela Hogeback

Approval of the Minutes

Cathy Edwards made the motion to accept the June 2016 minutes. Vanessa Gordon seconded the motion.


  • Welcome new member Heather Ruhe!
  • Key cometh for the new storage space for CPAC!
  • The Coffee & Connect with Pres. Crawford is featured in this month’s Miami Matters. Next month the regionals will be the featured article. Any other ideas for future articles please submit to Katie.
  • Dawn Fahner coming to give update on benefits next month.

Promotions, PR, Involvement

Karen shared about the progress of the CPAC Facebook page. She encouraged everyone to send her pics for posting. She also encouraged folks to share the CPAC page postings on their own page as well to get more exposure. She really has a vision to see this become a real platform for engagement.

HR Update

  • Cindy shared that McCullough-Hyde is now a tier 1. Yay!

Committee Reports

  • BENEFITS – Amy shared about McCullough-Hyde now being a tier 1.
  • UNIVERSITY SENATE – Elizabeth shared that there will be a university wide climate survey coming soon.
  • COUNCIL ON DIVERSITY & INCLUSION – Vanessa shared their first meeting is next week.
  • I AM MIAMI – Debbie shared the committee met once and ordered T-shirts for convocation.
  • FISCAL PRIORITIES – Katie shared the committee did an overview of the 2016 budget and went over FY17 projections.

Benefits & Wellness Fair

  • There are still times to be filled.  Please sign up.
  • Discussion of table set up.
  • Inventory Update
    • Hand sanitizer has been ordered for random give-a-ways.  Pens and pads have been ordered as well.
    • Debbie also has a table drape to be used at events as well.

Coffee & Connect with President Crawford

  • All are encouraged to come and be prepared with questions.  Also wear your nametags.
  • Katie facilitating 9/14, Karen facilitating 9/21 (Oxford), Heather facilitating 9/19 (Hamilton), and Debbie facilitating 9/21 (Middletown).

Next Meeting

Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 8:30 a.m. in 42 FSB. Our focus will be conference planning.