A newsletter brought to you by staff, for staff, as we wrap up fall semester and look to spring

Dear Macalester staff,

Holiday greetings to you and yours as we wrap up the fall semester! Thank you to those of you who joined us at the All Staff on Halloween (there were some great costumes that day), have engaged in conversation, or submitted a community concern. Our website is a great place to learn more about us, read our minutes and agendas, and submit a question or concern you'd like us to address as a council. Please reach out anytime to [email protected], and thank you all for the numerous ways you show up in and create community on campus!

SAC's Website

Gratitude for faculty

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, faculty unanimously approved a motion to formally support SAC's request that the staff parental leave policy be reviewed and amended immediately to better align with the faculty policy. A special thank you to Lesley Lavery, who introduced the motion and followed up on the status during the Dec. 13 meeting, and to the other faculty who submitted the motion: Erik Davis, Karin Vélez, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, I-Chun Catherine Chang, Susanna Drake, Cari Gillen-O’Neel, Arjun Guneratne, Sumeet Patwardhan and Kari Shepherdson-Scott.

Nov. 14 Faculty Meeting Minutes

Looking Ahead

All Staff Meetings

February 29, 2024

Presentation on Wages by Patricia Langer

Lunch will be provided


Kagin Ballroom

Stream and recording will be available

RSVP coming in January

May 15, 2024

Lunch Meeting


Kagin Ballroom

Wage Transparency

At our Dec. 6 meeting, SAC agreed unanimously to collaborate on working with Deb Ekeren, Director of HR, and Patricia Langer, VP of Finance & Administration, to educate the larger staff community as a whole on pay grades, wages, and titles throughout campus; how compa-ratios fit into these structures; and helping employees understand why their information appears as it does in 1600 Grand. We continue to welcome your questions and concerns on these topics!

Staff Advisory Council | [email protected] | www.macalester.edu/sac