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PAT Council Update

February 11, 2009

At the regular monthly meeting of the PAT Council, representatives discussed creating a mentoring program to help employees who want to move to another department; a tele-working policy now under review by Human Resources; the partial leave policy; the tuition policy for staff dependents; and revising the overtime policy.

An online workplace survey will begin February 16 and close March 7. Computers will be made available in the MUB and at Leavitt Lane locations for employees who don’t have access to a computer.

The intent of the survey, according to Sharon Demers, vice president of human resources, is to see how well the university is communicating. Some council representatives expressed concern over the issue of anonymity.

There was also a discussion on whether to nominate a new representative to the
System Personnel Policies Council (SPPC) now or in September when the 2009-2010 term begins. A committee will review the bylaws to see how the process should be done.

In other matters, it was proposed that there be two annual meetings between the tri-councils (PAT, OS, and SPPC). A meeting will be held later in the year.


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