Members present: Gary D'Agostino, Jason Arp, Sonja Aikens, Jeff Donahue, Jennifer McNeil, Ginni Delavan and Marilyn Ponti.  Not present was David Sprunger.


There was discussion about the meeting to discuss the changes in the medical insurance and the presentation.  There was disappointment that only 2 faculty members showed up to the meeting for them.  The committee was pleased that so many staff members were present and had questions.

The committee will start reviewing the new insurance in March of 2009. 

The Fringe Benefits committee decided that all members will serve a 2 year term which can be renewable for one more 2 year term.  If the Chairperson has already served two terms, they can stay on the committee for one more term of 2 years but not as the Chair.  If you are not chairperson, you can only serve 2 consecutive terms.  You cannot be back on the committee until you have been off for at least one term.

The new prospective members will be nominated by the department head and decided on by the President's Council over the summer.    

Dag mentioned that the website needs to be updated.  He will talk to David Sprunger and have Jennifer help him.

The committee discussed new business and suggested putting an article in The Fountain about staff being able to complete the feedback form.  Sonja will be in charge of getting this information in.

There were a couple of recommendations to the committee.  One was in regards to working out on the lunch hour or anytime during the day that best suits the department and having department heads allow them to be gone more than an hour and be able to make up the time.  The other was in regards to how vacation and sick hours are posted in Human Resources.  Both will be discussed at the next meeting to see if we can address these issues.

We will continue to meet at 1:00 P.M. the first Thursday of each month. 

The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 P.M.