October 2020

October 1, 2020


Gail King - Chair
Emily Dreisbach – Vice Chair
Thyra Sens – Secretary

CPAC members: Marla Niebling, Penny Maddix, Cheryl Birkenhauer, Lauran Franklin, Candice Taylor, Alicia Miller, Angela Coffey, Laura Desmond, Emma Lester, Chrissy Edwards, Jennifer Hicks

Welcome: Gail welcomed Karen Wilson from Human Resources to our meeting as Guest Speaker.

Karen explained changes in the Alternative Retirement plan and how they are designed to better serve employees. My Retirement Manager has been replaced with a different program Retirement at Work. The Goal is to help not only with health and wellness but also Financial Wellness. Open Enrollment will be starting October 8th thru October 31st.

The Benefit Fair is now open virtually with live presentations and links to resources.

Gail thanked Karen for speaking with us today and called the meeting to order at 9:07 am.

Marla encouraged everyone to have Flu shots, they are available at the Health Center at no charge to employees. The hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm by appointment only. Must show Faculty/Staff ID or Insurance card. Appointments will be available at the Millett location October 12th and 13th 9:30am – 5:00pm.

Middletown Campus will have Biometric screening and Flu shots available October 28th 6:30am – 11:00am, Hamilton Campus November 5th 6:30am – 11:00am. Appointments can be made online. Regional campus employees are able to come to Oxford Campus if they prefer.

Winter Break will include three additional days in December of paid vacation

Mandated quarantines were also discussed and the leaves that are available

The following reasons that a person may be eligible for a leave are as follows: mandated to quarantine, healthcare, caring for someone who is ill, care for school age children when the school is closed. All of this information may be found on the website.

Holiday Project is still under discussion, more information on how to donate are being researched at this time.

All pictures were received with masks, Emma will be sending out a preview of flyer for approval.

Coffee and Connect, Candace Taylor reached out to the Health Center to have someone speak about Covid19 testing, however she did not get a response.

It was decided that we would have someone speak about the Staff Development and Enrichment Program, or Speak to Diversity and Inclusion.

Emily asked if anyone was having issues with mask compliance, and how they were handling the situation. It was mentioned that MUPD has been called, and that some were giving a verbal warning and then taking students name if they did not comply.

Penny did report on senate meeting, saying that the furlough changes had been approved. Fifteen new testing machines are on campus for testing.

Spring Break is canceled this year, however there will be five additional days spread out over the semester.