January 2020

January 9. 2020
Hughes Hall, Room 004

In Attendance:

Laura Desmond - Chair
Gail King - Vice Chair
Emma Lester - Secretary
CPAC Members: Cheryl Birkenhauer, Fabienne Bohon, Dana Miller Carlsen, Amy Corrington, Emily Dreisbach, Penny Mannix, Alicia Miller, Lauran Franklin (HR Representative)


Jennifer Hicks, Rich Kiefer
Melissa Allen - Ex-Officio, Pat Powers (UPAC Representative)

HR Update

  • Becky Wilp is now a Senior Personnel Tech (she replaced Jill Sandlin), so you will go to her for FMLA, Parental Leave, Unemployment, Workers Comp, etc.
  • Open positions in HR:
    • Student Employment: 2
    • Director of Labor Relations: 1
    • Travis’ old position and
    • Becky Wilps old position
  • Anthem Cards should have all been delivered to everyone’s homes by now.
  • New Retirement plans have begun
  • My Miami released information on job enrichment sessions.
    • Lauren will check to see if there are points available for attending or if they are opening more sessions.
      • UPDATE: Per Lauran’s email. Job Enrichment points are not available for these informational sessions.
  • Currently there isn’t anyone working on Student Employment. Becca Mauller went to Accounts Payable and Alicia has left the university
  • Lauran is checking to see who people should contact with Student Employment questions and who people should use for the page up approval email.
    • UPDATE: Lauran: Per Theresa Murphy, the student employment email will be fine to use for approval queues in Page up. For your convenience, that email address is studentemployment@miamioh.edu
  • Winter Break: Classified employees are allowed to take the days used as vacation days as "unpaid" if they do not want to use their vacation or do not have any.

Subcommittee Information --Please update Google Folder

  • Benefits – Amy: Will meet next week
  • University Senate – Penny: No updates ○ Classified Staff Compensation – Rich (Absent)
  • Council on Diversity & Inclusion – Cheryl: Have not met yet this calendar year
  • I AM MIAMI – Emily: This is not an active committee
  • Fiscal Priorities – Alicia: Will meet next Friday
  • Parking and Transportation – Fab Bohon: Lauren to Fab: The University requiring drivers to pull into parking spots vs. backing in, is not something people are happy about. Fab said that due to Ohio going to a one plate state soon it is best to streamline and have all drivers pull into spots so their license plates are easily read. If you have a front plate you are still able to back into a parking spot.
  • CPAC/UPAC Swap – Laura: Have meetings the Tuesday before CPAC’s monthly meetings.
  • Networking and Events: – Laura explained that this is a new subcommittee that Emily will be heading. Emily has already planned the Strengths finder workshop for this month based on this subcommittee.
  • Holiday Project – Holiday Project has ended and we were able to help 135 children!!! We will start again in a few months.
    • Per Anita Sackenheim:
      • Raised in 2019 = $9060 + $930 left over from last year = spent $9990 of that plus $3500 in gift cards (donated by Meijer) at Meijer on Saturday shopping.
      • The $9060 amount included a $1000 donation from the Oxford Kiwanis Club. (so Miami employees raised $8060.)
      • add $5000 in gift cards from the Meijer Corporation.
      • In-kind donations include bicycles, books, diapers and baby items, stuffed animals, shoes and toys. (in-kind donations from other charities, Oxford Women's Club, Hooked on Jesus Crochet Club, and Miami employees.)
      • Many different donors and volunteers came from the Miami Tribe students, the Rowing Team, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Delta Epsilon Mu, University Advancement, Honors Program, CPAC, UPAC, the College of Education, Health & Society, Club Sports, MU Libraries, the ENG department, and so many more.

Coffee and Connect

  • Tuesday, January 14th 9:00 - 10:00 am King Library, Video Streaming for Regionals Update: Coffee and Connect, will now be in Shriver and we are still determining streaming options for the regionals

Strengths Finder Workshop:

  • Tuesday, January 21st from 1:30 - 3:30 PM - Shriver


  • Still waiting on UCM. Since it's a new year it's hopeful that the CPAC logo will be addressed soon.


  • 01/15/2020 Armstrong Center

Re-Charge Event

  • 01/16/2020 - Middletown Campus

CPAC Conference

  • Emma will create a flyer once the theme is set in stone
  • Cheryl will contact Cassie Wilson and Nancy from KNH to see if they are able to speak
  • Emily will reach out to Vicka Bell-Robinson and PNC bank to see if they have anyone to speak
  • Lauran will reach out to President Crawford’s office to see if the President and Dr. Crawford will give an intro at the conference. She will also ask if they will pay for breakfast since we are not doing lunch this year.
  • Laura is going to reach out to someone about speaking on “wellness” at the conference ○ Them ideas?
    • Benefits and Wellness
    • 2020 Vision - Seeing The Best You!
    • We’re CPAC and this is 2020

CPAC Picture

  • Group picture will be taken at our next meeting at Farmerschool of Business on 02/13/2020

Meeting adjourned at 9:45 am.