September 2019

September 12, 2019

In Attendance:

Laura Desmond - Chair
Gail King - Vice Chair
Emma Lester - Secretary

CPAC Members: Cheryl Birkenhauer, Fabienne Bohon, Amy Corrington, Emily Dreisbach, Jennifer Hicks, Rich Kiefer, Penny Mannix Lauran Franklin (HR Representative) Pat Powers (UPAC Representative) Guest Speakers: Dawn Fahner and Karen Wilson


Alicia Miller, Melissa Allen - Ex-Officio, Marla Niebling - Ex-Officio

Welcome and Announcements:


HR Update:

Dawn Fahner/Lauran Franklin

  • Dawn - Marla had to leave her position with the University and return home to tend to a family emergency and will not be returning.
    • Lauran will taking over Marla’s position as “ex officio”
  • Employee Evaluations:
    • HR is working on a more standardized approach to allow unclassified and classified staff to have a more streamlined and efficient process.
      • Training will be offered and more information is to come on this in approximately 2-3 weeks.
    • Student Employment is backed up and HR is working through it.

Benefits Update:

Karen Wilson

  • 2 Changes
    • Anthem will be our new Health Care provider come January 1, 2020 changing from UMR.
      • The University has had Anthem previously, so this should be a comfortable change.
      • Relatively FEW changes will come
        • The tier levels of hospitals will be reduced to:
          • Tier 1:10%
          • Tier 2: 20%
      • Tier 2: Mercy and Christ will move to Tier 2 (20%)
      • Tier 1: McCullough-Hyde (10%)
    • Alternative Retirement Plan
      • An email will be released this week
      • People can contact Karen Wilson with questions
        • Providers were limited from 6 to 4
          • Lincoln and Nationwide will be removed December 31st
          • Annuity investments are being moved to Mutual Funds.
            • There will still be a few annuity funds (letters will be sent out)
          • Committee was formed at Miami and all public universities in Ohio.
            • They met and hired a retirement expert
    • Engage
      • An application that employees will have access to (Spring of 2020)
    • Transition with pre-existing conditions
      • If the chane of tiers benefits the employee they will go with that for pre-existing conditions.
      • HR has forms that people can give to their doctor and the doctor can send them to Anthem.
        • 99.2% of providers under UMR are also under Anthem. 

Subcommittee Information

  • Benefits – Amy: Karen covered everything that she was going to go over
  • University Senate- Rich had to step down from this position - Penny has agreed to take on this position.
  • Classified Staff Compensation- Rich Kiefer - No updates to give.
  • Council on Diversity & Inclusion- Emily Driesbach - Emily has received an email, will attend the next meeting
  • I AM MIAMI- Cheryl Birkenhaur has agreed on taking this position
  • Fiscal Priorities- Alicia Miller - Meetings to begin every Friday
  • Parking and Transportation- Fab Bohon - Meetings to begin in October.
  • CPAC/UPAC Swap- Laura/Pat - Karen came to the UPAC meeting as well and covered the same topic.
    • UPAC asked for a Q & A with HR
    • UPAC decided to take on the "older children" for the Holiday Project, Laura asked if we would like to do the same.
  • Holiday Project - Emma - Was scheduled to meet with Anita today; however, the meeting was postponed until next week due to a water issue at Emma’s home.
  • Pat suggested that we update the Facebook page more often, Melissa was the previous person doing this. Laura will contact Melissa for password.

Strengths Finder Workshop September 17th, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Shriver- Harrison Room Dr. Eric Bueller to host the event.

Coffee and Connect:

  • October 17th, 9:00 am - 10:00 am Harrison Hall, Room 202
  • Karen Wilson to speak on Benefits/Changes.
  • Emma to make flyer
  • Gail volunteered to start a basket to raffle.

CPAC Conference:

  • Shriver Center
  • JDOL
  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Half day only this year)
  • No lunch will be provided

Upcoming meeting dates

  • Fall 2019
    • October 10th - Art Museum
    • November 14th - Goggin Conference Room
    • December - MAY CANCEL due to Holiday Project
  • 2020 - Harrison Conference Room: (Subject to change)
    • January 9th - 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    • February 13th - 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    • March 12th - 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    • April 9th - 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    • May 14th - 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Next meeting October 10th 8:30 - 10:00 am Art Museum Auditorium