Staff Assembly Meeting Minutes

April 14, 2011 – 2:00 p.m.
Blue Creek Bay - SUB

The meeting was called to order at 2:05 p.m. by Alex Harris, Chair.

Approval of Minutes
The minutes from the March, 2011 meeting were approved.

Introduction of New Employees:
Nancy Edwards introduced the new Circulation Supervisor, Cheryl Carroll. Cheryl has worked in the library as part time reference librarian since 2006. She was hired as Circulation Supervisor in February, 2011.

Guest: Wade Larson presented the wellness program for FY2012. The wellness program is designed to provide resources to employees and their families that will help to encourage greater health and wellbeing. Participation in the wellness program is optional. This year the wellness program provides several options for you to build a wellness program that fits your needs. The program has three steps:

Step 1. Choose your deductible

Employees are able to choose their deductible by the wellness activities in which they
participate. The standard deductible will be $1500/employee and $3000/employee + 1 or more dependents. In order to receive the lower deductible of $1000/employee and $2000/employee +1 more dependents you must:

  • Complete the online health risk between April 18 – May 20, 2011.
  • Complete the tobacco use affidavit and indicate that you do not use tobacco.

Step 2. Building Blocks of Wellness

The next leg of the incentives includes some basic steps to wellness. Incentives will be provided specifically for completing the annual physical exam, taking education course, and engaging in fitness activities.

Step 3. Customizing your Wellness Journey

The third part of the program is to select the activities and programs that work for you. Several options will be available from which employees may choose how to obtain the remainder of their incentives. Knowing that each person is different, the program will allow employees to customize their journey to wellness.

The Wellness Program will offer many great options for employees and their dependents in the coming year. Details about the program will be available after July 1st.

Wade also mentioned that benefits open enrollment is April 18 – May 20 and that the Benefits Fair will be on April 26.

Budget Workshop Update - Alex Harris mentioned that the NIC Board of Trustees will be holding a budget workshop at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 in the SUB Echo/Blue Creek Bay Room.

Staff Assembly Officer Election – Heather Erikson said that the call for officer nominations will be going out April 21st . Nominees will be contacted to see if they are willing to serve and then the ballots will be sent out. New staff assembly officers will be introduced at the May 12 Staff Assembly meeting.

Senate Update - Erin Norvell said that the Disabilities policy will be coming before the Senate next week. The Reduction in Force policy is still at the attorney’s office. The tobacco free campus proposal will be a guideline.

Board of Trustees – Alex Harris on the March Board of Trustees meeting:

  • Official Spring Enrollment Sheldon Nord
  • First Reading: College Calendars Academic Years 15-16 & 16-17 Sheldon Nord
  • First Reading/ACTION: Time Place and Manner Policy Sheldon Nord

Good of the Order
The Outdoor Pursuits program will host four summer interns and needs housing for them in Coeur d’Alene from mid-May to early September. A three- to four-bedroom house or apartment near downtown is preferred. Forward any leads or contacts to Jon Totten at or Ext. 7809.

Meeting was adjourned at 2:52 p.m.

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