Faculty Senate releases agenda for Sept. 24 special meeting on health initiative

September 13, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State's Faculty Senate will hold a special meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the auditorium of the Lewis Katz Building of the Dickinson School of Law on the University Park campus.

At the meeting, the senate will consider and vote on the following resolution regarding the Take Care of Your Health initiative.

"Be it resolved that it is the sense of the University Faculty Senate of the Pennsylvania State University that:

1. The University shall declare a one-year moratorium on implementation of the Take Care of Your Health initiative.

2. The University shall draw on policy experts, both within the University Senate, and throughout the Penn State community in an effort to fairly evaluate the alternatives to controlling healthcare expenses.

3. The University shall engage the faculty and staff in a dialog, soliciting their views on how benefits changes would impact their health, finances and productivity.

4. On or by the last regular University Faculty Senate meeting on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, a revised proposal containing any needed reforms to the Take Care of Your Health initiative shall be brought before the full University Senate for a vote of approval."

Faculty Senate meetings are aired live via Mediasite.  Instructions for the use of Mediasite are available at http://www.senate.psu.edu/agendas-records.html

Members of the University community are invited to attend this meeting.  Any member of the University community not a member of the senate may request the privilege of the floor on any item of business already before the senate.  Such a request must be made to the senate chair, through the executive director, at least four calendar days before the meeting at which the individual wishes to speak.

The senate agenda will be posted on the Faculty Senate website one week prior to each meeting and the senate Record (minutes) will be posted approximately three weeks following each meeting at http://www.senate.psu.edu/agendas-records.html.


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