The following discussion took place at the September 27, 2017 meeting of the Human Resource Services Planning Council:
- VPHRS Search
A new VPHRS has been selected and is expected to begin working in mid-October after the October Governing Board meeting.
- Accreditation Update
Planning Council Involvement:
The Accreditation Steering Committee (ASC) has been meeting and discussing different ways to include Planning Councils in the accreditation process. One idea is the ASC could delegate work to the Planning Councils so they’re more involved in the process.
Recommendations Relevant to HRS:
- Improve and expand Title IX, VAWA/SaVE Training Programs for all District employees.
- Develop a Professional Development Plan.
- Reclassification Activities Update:
The classification study for the Classified unit (350 individual positions) began in 2013, was completed, and then implemented in early 2017. There were 25 classified employees who submitted requests for reclassification per the process outlined in Article 10 of the Agreement between the District and the CCE. There is another smaller group of 12 employees whose positions, which were reevaluated during the classification study, are being reviewed for possible reclassification under Article 10. Reward Strategy Group (RSG) will soon be conducting a full scale study for all AA and CAST positions, including Deans & VP’s.
- New Semester EEO Reminders:
In accordance with Title 5 regulations, information regarding EEO policies and procedures is provided to all employees via email each semester. HR handles all complaints of unlawful discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. Palomar employees are responsible for reporting any complaints or allegations to the HR office. Basic information and instructions on how to file a complaint are available by following the link on the front page of the Palomar College website titled, Title IX and the Campus SaVE Act.
New learning management software, Cornerstone, was rolled out for professional development at the beginning of the Fall semester; HR is considering utilizing the software for the purpose of training/onboarding new faculty and staff.
In October 2017, all employees will have the opportunity to make changes to their health benefits and flexible spending accounts. All changes will become effective January 1st, 2018.
North & South Centers:
Staffing needs are being discussed for the new North Center in Fallbrook and South Center in Rancho Bernardo. These new Centers, expected to open Summer 2018, will generate FTES for the District.
Full meeting minutes, once approved, can be found at the Human Resource Services Planning Council Website: