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HRSPC (9/20/16)

The following discussion took place at the September 20, 2016 meeting of the Human Resource Services Planning Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Orientation
    Michelle Barton presented an overview of the Palomar College Governance Structure, explaining the value of participatory (shared) governance, participation, and communication.  She provided information regarding the Comet Information Exchange (CIE), a website where summaries from all Palomar College planning councils and numerous committee meetings are represented, making it easier for people to get information about the campus’ shared governance.  She reported an Accreditation Team follow-up site visit is expected in mid-October.
  • Staff Training and Development Committee Discussion
    Kelly Falcone reported Assembly Bill 2558, passed in September 2014, established the Community College Professional Development Program and funding  will be allocated to community college districts that provide professional development opportunities for both faculty and staff.  An adjustment is needed to the Palomar College Governance Structure so a new committee can be formed and a Human Development Resource Plan can be developed.  The Staff Training & Development Committee and      Professional Development Committee will likely be merged to create this new committee.  (There was some discussion about representation on the new committee.)  New Software will need to be identified and tested.
  • Classified Unit Classification Study
    Shawna Cohen reported the Class Study was officially approved at the September 13th Governing Board meeting.  HR is in the process of notifying classified employees with information about new classifications, titles, and salaries.
  • EEO Funds Allocation for 2016-2017
    Shawna Cohen reported Palomar Community College is one of 55 districts that provided the Chancellor’s Office with an EEO Funding Allocation report that will result in the funding of $60,000 to be used towards EEO initiatives. An electronic copy of the report will be provided to committee  members.
  • EEO Plan Review
    Shawna Cohen reported the Palomar College EEO Plan 2016 went through a first-ever peer review process.  While there were a few suggested improvements, the review team appointed by the Chancellor’s Office found the Plan to be exemplary, one of the best in the state, and a model for other districts.  An electronic copy of the review will be provided to committee members.
  • Other
    The new compressed calendar has created some scheduling conflicts, resulting in the need to find a new day and time for the regularly scheduled meetings of the HRS Planning Council.  Committee members were asked to bring their calendars and suggestions to the next meeting.Full meeting minutes, once approved, can be found at the Human Resource Services Planning Council Website: http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/hrspc/

 

 

HRSPC (03/01/16)

Human Resource Services Planning Council

The following discussion took place at the March 1, 2016 meeting of the Human Resource Services Planning Council.

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Staffing Master Plan: Work continues on the new 6-year plan, connecting it to enrollment and budget while keeping it simple and flexible. It is anticipated that the first reading will be available for review at the March 15th HRSPC meeting.
  • HRS Program Review Plan: Work continues on the new 2-year plan.  HRSPC will have the opportunity to review it and provide input before finalization.
  • EEO Plan: The new EEO Plan is due this year and will consist of revisions to comply with new Title 5 regulations.
  • Classification Study Update: The District and the CCE will begin negotiations soon with regards to the implementation of the Classification Study.
  • AP 3570 – Smoking and/or Other Tobacco Use (Second Reading): HRSPC discussed the concept of issuing citations to violators and adding “vaping” to the list of prohibited forms of smoking on campus. There was a unanimous vote “yes” to add “vaping” to the list of prohibited forms of “smoking” and to implement fines for second and subsequent violations.

Additional information can be found at the Human Resource Services Planning Council Website: http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/hrspc/

HRSPC (12/1/15)

Human Resource Services Planning Council

The following discussion took place at the December 1st, 2015 meeting of the Human Resources Services Planning Council:

INFORMATION/DISCUSSION:

  • Minutes from the November 3rd, 2015 meeting were approved with two abstentions.
  • Staffing Master Plan: Human Resource Analyst, Shawna Cohen, gave a PowerPoint presentation, Staffing Master Plan 2016-22: An Outline.

After the presentation, members discussed ways to improve the strategic staffing process.

  • EEO Plan: Human Resource Analyst, Shawna Cohen, reported the Chancellor’s Office is considering some changes that will affect the Palomar College EEO Plan.  New guidelines are expected within the 2015-16 fiscal year.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

  • SPC: Interim Vice President, Mike Popielski, reported on the request made by Vice President Perez to add the Director of Enrollment Services to the Budget Committee.
  • TEAM LIFE: Suzanne Sebring reported on the various activities offered to all faculty and staff including Jazzercise classes, circuit training, Yoga, softball, a 5K run, cycling, and PD workshops on healthy eating and stress reduction.  She also reminded everyone that the Palomar College Fitness Center only charges employees $10/month to use the facility.

Additional information can be found at the Human Resource Services Planning Council Website: http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/hrspc/