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Staff Advisory Council to Make Recommendations on Summer Hours

Oct 29, 2012

In an effort to enhance service to students over the summer and resolve inconsistencies among units' summer schedules, President Eibeck has tasked the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) with performing a summer hours inquiry over the next several months. The goal of this examination is to identify options to inform necessary modifications that must occur to summer work hours to accommodate student needs and make summer work hours fair for all employees. SAC will submit their recommendations to Cabinet by the end of February; Cabinet's decision will be announced by April 1.

SAC chair Kristina Juarez will lead the committee, which will include the four members of the SAC executive board and two members from the McGeorge campus. Over the next few months, this committee will identify a process to meet with all stakeholders across academic departments and administrative divisions on the Stockton and Sacramento campuses (the San Francisco campus does not observe summer hours as their academic year continues throughout the summer).  This committee will meet and consult with faculty, staff, and students to gather insights and counsel as to how summer hours impact University business and how to more effectively serve students over the summer.

In addition, the committee will identify ways to allow individuals to share their recommendations and thoughts about summer hours in an anonymous and confidential way.

In an effort to keep the campus community informed of the committee's activity and to ensure a transparent process for the development of recommendations, regular updates will be posted to the SAC web page: Pacific.edu/SAC. Regular announcements will also appear in the Pacific Insider about ways stakeholders can share their perspectives. Progress reports will be given through February at the monthly SAC general meetings, occurring the second Friday of each month. The SAC asks the University community's patience as it develops and releases a timeline for this process.

President Eibeck thanks the Pacific community in advance for their willingness to meet with representatives from this committee. Should anyone have concerns or questions throughout the process, please feel free to direct questions to sac@pacific.edu or submit them via the SAC's anonymous feedback form