October 2009 minutes

Westchester Administrative Staff Council meeting
October 7, 2009
Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Co-Chair Pat Carolan.  No minutes were approved as the last meeting was the council picnic.  Fran O'Gara was unable to attend due to a mandatory Seidenberg meeting so the treasurer's report was tabled to the next meeting.

Introductions and Announcements:

  • Dean Lisa's office provided small bottles of hand sanitizer and literature about the Flu.
  • Homecoming will be October 16-18.
  • The Center for Community Action and Research will be sponsoring it's annual Paint A School day the same weekend as Homecoming.  Please contact Dan Botting for further information about this and many other opportunities for volunteerism.

Betsy Garti, Director of Employee Relations:

  • ..wanted to thank everyone who participated in the Back to School Clothing campaign.  She mentioned that the School Supplies program went well and will be repeated in August 2010.  The Back to School Clothes of Kids campaign organizes a Swap night in which volunteers help the children to shop for their own back to school clothing.
  • She also mentioned the new Wellness Committee which is comprised of Staff and Faculty and chaired by Fran O'Gara and Anna Fishman.  The next meeting of that committee is October 23rd.
  • The Employee Recognition ceremonies will be moved to March so it doesn't conflict with other holiday activities.  November 17th is the Anniversary luncheon for those employees reaching special milestone years.
  • Betsy later introduced Mary Dinallo, Interim Employee Relations Manager, who will be located in Briarcliff and she mentioned that Maria Osorio has joined Pace as the Interim Labor Relations Manager.

Kerry Suzuki, Assistant Controller for Payroll & Tax:

  •  ..gave a PowerPoint presentation on how to access your W-2 online.  Printing your W-2 form from the online location allows you to print as many copies as you need. 
  • If you would like a presentation for your department, please contact Kerry at ksuzuki@pace.edu
  • There will also be an explanation added to the Portal about how your taxable and gross earning are calculated.

Flu Shots for Cigna members will be given on October 28th.  To qualify for the shots you must have taken Cigna's survey.  See further information on the Human Resources Website under HR news.