September 24, 2013

Summary:  Dustie Lanier spoke about the United Way Campaign, Beth Faye, Beth Fay from the HR Benefits team discussed the new BCBS Healthy Outcomes program, discussion regarding the Employee of the Year process, committee reports.

  • Dustie Lanier spoke about the 2013 WFU United Way Campaign

    • Campaign kicks off today at 4:00pm today in the Green Room in Reynolda.  Dr. Hatch will speak.

    • Women’s Leadership Council event tomorrow, 5:15pm | Fratelli’s Italian Restaurant and Steakhouse.

    • Young Leaders United event: October 3rd, 4-6pm | Scales breezeway (behind Scales Fine Arts Center).

    • General overview of UW: The work in this community is quite unique.  Over 100 partners to help in emergency times for our community (house fires, food, etc).  The mission changed several years ago to help prevent some of these situations.  Four areas of focus: Education (increased graduation rates from 70% to 82% over last 5 years), Financial Prosperity for Families (job training, debt counseling), Access to Health Care, 10 Year Plan to Stop Chronic Homelessness (homeless for a year or more, recurring homelessness, cut homeless population in this community by 58%).  Every dollar given has a $12 return to the community.  The United Way is making it better for generations to come.

    • Tomorrow everyone will receive giving emails with personalized links for giving.  Secure, options for payroll deduction, distributed payments or lump sum.  Credit card or checks are also available.  If you like the paper form, you can download & print it.

    • Angela Culler added that homelessness affects us here at WFU.  The United Way is helping one of our own staff members struggling with homelessness.

 

  • Beth Fay from the HR Benefits team discussed the new BCBS Healthy Outcomes program

    • BSBC new program “Healthy Outcomes” program with incentives for WFU employees.  Employees can earn a $200 credit against BCBS premiums.

    • Accumulate 120 wellness credits through various activities by March 31, 2014:

      • Health Assessment (required)

      • Healthy Living Programs

      • Online Monthly Seminars

      • Preventative Care Adherence

    • Online access:  mybcbsnc.com > “Wellness” section > “Healthy Outcomes”

    • Confidentiality – survey & participation information is confidential.  HR will only receive summary information regarding trends for the overall campus.  This information cannot be used to increase rates.  WFU is self-insured and determines rates for WFU.

 

  • Employee of the Year Process:  Discussion of the role the SAC will fill for the Employee of the Year selection.  More details will come in October about the actual recognition program.

    • New nomination form was shared with SAC.  Changes regarding award criteria and length explained & discussed

    • Nomination solicitation email will go out today.  Deadline October 10th.

    • SAC Members will vote and should have more time than last year.

    • All wrapped up by the end of October so that it is ready for the Awards Luncheon (tentatively scheduled for November 12th).

    • Questions about November 12th event – differences?  Angela has reviewed her notes about the suggestions from last year and has already incorporated many suggestions.  This year’s event will be even better.  Thanks again for the feedback.

 

  • Faculty Senate Report:   Kevin Cox will update on the Faculty Senate meeting for Sept.

    • Protection of Minors Policies discussed.  May require background checks for faculty.

      • Does that include existing faculty or just new faculty.  Very sensitive issue.

      • It is not unusual that WFU does not do background checks or drug tests.  Most universities do not.

    • New committee to focus on Wake Forest Athletics.

    • Discussions on Wake Forest Baptist Health regarding tenure, compensation & other employment issues and equity.

    • Fringe Benefits committee discussed parking matters, tuition benefit, PTO, cuts related to SRI.

 

  • ICC Status Update:

    • Mary provided an update on the status of the Intercampus Collaboration Committee, a joint committee with the Faculty Senate.

    • Dan Bourland & Mary Cranfill chair the committee.  Senior leadership is very supportive of the committee and wants ICC to work on internships, transportation, campaign resources, & IS services.

 

  • SAC Logo:

    • CER has designed logo options for the SAC.

    • Logos shared and discussion regarding options.

    • Next Steps – Communications Committee will send out survey for SAC to rank “concepts” and provide comments about possible changes.

 

  • November meeting move:

    • The SAC voted to move meeting due to high PTO and Dr. Rue’s availability.

    • November meeting will be: Thurs, Nov 21st at 1:30

 

  • Diversity and Inclusion Partners’ Council needs 2 SAC volunteers:

    • If interested, please email Jennifer Killingsworth.

 

  • Special Elections:  Upcoming SAC vacancies.

    • Mary announced her departure from WFU.  Last day Nov 30th.  Office of President will be vacant and will need a special election for this office.  Nomination process, confirming willingness, then vote.  If current officers are elected, second election to back-fill open positions.

    • Replacing Mary & Harold (retiring) with WFU staff members.  Mary has two years left on term, Harold has one.

 

  • General Announcements:

  • Committees:  No committee report outs this month, committee report outs will resume next month

  • Survey Results are published

  • Harold Holmes retirement Sept 30th

  • Zick’s Grand Opening Sept 27th

  • Farrell Hall Grand Opening Nov 1st

  • Homecoming Oct 19th

  • Deacon Depot Day Oct 22nd

  • Next SAC meeting Oct 22nd – John Wise, AVP of Hospitality and  Auxiliary Services and Mark Peterson, VP of Advancement

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