Minutes of Benefits Advisory Committee (BAC)
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Attending: Amy Diehl, Heather St. Germaine, Yaniris Fernandez, Nancy Booth, Steven Roof, Lise Sanders, and Shelly Ruocco (ex officio)
I. Minutes from Thursday, May 3, 2012, approved.
II. FMLA faculty policy – Lise stated this was unanimously approved at the last Faculty Meeting of this academic year. Yaniris will forward a copy of the final policy to Nancy.
III. BAC Charge –The committee initially spoke about the terms for members and clarified which members have two-year terms during the May 3rd meeting.
Action: Shelly made minor changes to the Charge to reflect the changes discussed and will be speaking with the SAC the week of June 11. Shelly will also speak with the Dean of Faculty’s office about recruiting another interim faculty committee member while Lise is out on sabbatical next year.
IV. Early Retirement Incentive – Jerry discussed our budgeting constraints with the options presented and the competing needs for our limited funds.
Action: A meeting is scheduled with our consultant, David Hoffman, from SBA to begin discussions about searching for no cost retiree health care plan alternatives for retirees that would be no cost to the College.
V. Employee Benefit Survey –Nancy summarized the comments and will be drafting a list of action items for review.
VI. Vacation carryover – Yaniris spoke about staff having difficulty using up vacation balances prior to the fiscal year close and the capability of carrying over balances. Shelly brought up the issue of this being an unfunded liability that would need to be captured on our financials. She also mentioned that supervisors are responsible to be sure vacation is scheduled and used.
Action: Reports are being developed to provide supervisors with a summary of all staff members time off balances. Currently supervisors can only see time off balances for one staff member at a time, on their timecard.
Upcoming meetings: Thursday, September 13 2012, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
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