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HRSPC (10/06/15)

Human Resource Services Planning Council

The following discussion took place at the October 6th, 2015 meeting of the Human Resources Services Planning Council:


  • VP Popielski reported the recruitment for 23 new FT Faculty positions and 2 new FT Counselor positions for 2016-17 were approved at the last Instructional Planning Council meeting.
  • VP Popielski reported we should receive a report soon from the Chancellor’s Office that will give us the Faculty Obligation Number (FON).  Once we have this information, we will know how many more FT faculty positions may be required.
  • VP Popielski reported the number of positions that have been filled since the SERP and discussed succession planning.

Classified Positions:

10 positions filled so far

20 positions in progress

11 positions on hold due to the classification study


Administrative/CAST Positions:

2 positions filled so far

5 positions in progress

5 positions filled as interim assignments


  • VP Popielski talked about the need to start planning for staffing the North and South Centers.
  • There was a discussion about the importance of maintaining a safe and healthy work environment with fewer employees to do the actual work.
  • HR Analyst, Shawna Cohen, provided an update on the current Staffing Plan which is in its 6th and final year and talked about planning for the next Staffing Plan.
  • VP Popielski reported on a discussion at the Strategic Planning Council about the plan for a common web portal (Comet Information Exchange) where information from the various Council and committee meetings can be shared.
  • VP Popielski reported the date of the annual Unity in Diversity event will be on Thursday, April 14, 2016 and it is hosted by the EEO Advisory Committee.
  • HR Analyst, Shawna Cohen, provided information about the many activities offered by Team Life.


Additional information can be found at the Human Resource Services Planning Council Website: