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Salaried Staff Advisory Council

Minutes September 22, 2004

Please submit agenda items for the October 20, 2004 meeting to Julie Skeen by October 15, 2004

The meeting was called to order at 2:30 p.m.

SSAC members present were:
Member District Member District
Marge Hadden1 Gwen Robison11
Kathy Murphy2 Patti Hall13
Sally Poultney5 Kimberly Doucette14
Gwen Davis8 Sue Lane16
James Elfers10 Paige Seppanen17
Marlene Osborne10

Members Absent: Susan Katz (#3), Queena Neal (#12), Charlene Mylin (#15)

Members Excused: Mayra Focht (#6), Michael DiMauro (#7), Wanda McCracken (#9)

Others Present: Richie Holland, Thomas LaPenta, Nick Johns and Julie Skeen


Mr. Holland introduced Nick Johns who is currently interning with Human Resources.


The July 21, 2004 minutes were approved as written.

Constituent Concerns

Ms. Lane raised the annual problem of UD football fans misusing Townsend Hall facilities and grounds during home games. Mr. LaPenta will refer the matter to Public Safety.

Mr. Elfers asked if construction of the new parking garage was on schedule. Mr. LaPenta indicated that President Roselle had stated at a recent meeting that construction was ahead of time.

Ms. Focht asked if the hours for lap swimming at the indoor pool might be extended because of crowding. Mr. LaPenta responded that this was not possible, pointing out that the UD swim team and local high school teams are the prime users of the pool.

Ms. Murphy asked if another employee computer purchase program might be offered. Mr. LaPenta said there are no plans to repeat the program, especially given the affordability of current computers. For purchasing advice, Mr. Holland recommended the Technology Solutions Center Web site,

Ms. Poultney talked about work locations where water fountains or kitchen sinks are not available and the only access to drinking water is in the bathroom area. Mr. LaPenta suggested such areas might utilize rental water coolers.

Ms. Davis asked if orthotics expenses could be applied to the Annual Physical Exam Benefit. Mr. LaPenta said they could not.



Committee Reports/Concerns

Mr. Holland reviewed committee representation. All representatives agreed to serve another year.

The meeting adjourned at 2:42 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Thomas LaPenta

Reviewed by Marge Hadden as authorized by SSAC.

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