January 2021

January 14, 2021

In attendance:

Gail King Chair
Cheryl Birkenhauer Vice Chair
Thyra Sens Secretary
Crissy Edwards
Emma Lester
Marla Niebling
Candice Taylor
Laura Desmond
Amy Wentzell
Angela Coffey
Jennifer Hicks
Alicia Miller
Lauran Franklin
Dana Carlsen

Gail called the meeting to order. Minutes were approved.

Human Resources reported that W2’s are now available. A letter to file with taxes in regards to Covid – 19 leave will be available. This is a Federal regulation. It is tax payer’s choice to use on taxes. Time Clock Plus has been delayed.

The Cares Act expired 12/31/2020. Provisions are being worked on in regards to the expiration.

Follow procedure in system to report absence, employee will be directed as to what to do. This information will then be sent to HR. Decision will be made on how to report time. There is no paid compensation under the Cares Act for student employees.

The University has requested vaccines from Tri-Health, and is currently on waiting list. The plan would be to offer vaccine to those working more closely with students i.e. those in housing and dining positions. At this time there will be no vaccines offered to family members due to the limited supply. The vaccine will be voluntary.

Laura reported that Classified Compensation Committee is meeting on a need be basis. These meetings are called by Dawn Fahner.

Angie reported that CODI are at a retreat and have not met.

Alicia reported that Fiscal Priorities will meet with President, Provost, and Deans in February.

UPAC will meet on Tuesday. They would like to merge with us for contest. Emma will reach out to Randy to see if they would like to use the flyer that Emma designed.

No information on Hamilton or Middletown Campuses.

Agenda for the next Coffee and Connect was discussed and it was suggested that we offer information on how to register for classes. Angie is going to contact Admissions for information.

We would like to take a picture as a group, but will wait for Gail to return.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:11am.