June 13, 2003
Outplacement service retained for P&S staff who are laid off
by Anne Krapfl
Professional and Scientific staff whose positions are eliminated this summer
due to budget woes again will be offered outplacement services from Worklife
Design, Ankeny. Assistant vice president for human resource services Carla
Espinoza told the P&S Council June 5 that Iowa State negotiated a
one-year extension on its contract with the firm. Iowa State first
contracted with Worklife Design a year ago to assist laid-off employees with
job searches. The contract is paid with Provost Office funds.
The number or location of P&S positions eliminated this year isn't known
yet. Iowa State will present a preliminary budget to the Board of Regents,
State of Iowa, on June 19, so by then units need to firm up their FY04
Espinoza said her office will provide a letter, outlining Worklife Design's
services and the terms of the contract, that managers should give to
employees whose jobs are eliminated. Those employees will be advised of a
person in ISU human resources to contact if they want to use Worklife
Espinoza said 14 P&S employees used the firm's services a year ago.
In other business, assistant provost Ellen Rasmussen said the salary policy
for P&S salary increases for FY04 will remain what it has been for
several years: a satisfactory performance evaluation will result in a
minimum one-third (in this case 0.67 percent) of the stated average salary
increase (2 percent). The other two-thirds will be used to reward exemplary
performance and adjust inequities.
The council also:
- Approved the appointment of Del Marks, Continuing Education and
Communication Services, to fill the extension seat held by Tim Eggers.
Eggers' term expires in March 2004.
- Tabled a proposed response, drafted by the compensation and benefits
committee, to vice president for business and finance Warren Madden about
items related to P&S compensation and classification. Madden pledged the
items would be studied in the next year.
- Approved the appointment of Dan Woodin to lead an ad hoc council
committee that will provide input to President Gregory Geoffroy on an
academic calendar proposal (option "B") that would inject significant
changes to Iowa State's academic year.
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