Task Force Examining Human Resource BenefitsJuly 20, 2004
A 26-member task force appointed by Baylor University President Robert B. Sloan Jr. has begun its work researching various human resource benefits, programs and policies at Baylor.
The task force, representative of both Baylor faculty and staff, is charged with providing feedback on current research on policies and benefits, deciding what new information needs to be collected and, based on the additional research, determining any appropriate recommendations. The task force is chaired by Dr. Elizabeth B. Davis, vice provost for academic relations and associate professor of accounting.
"During the spring semester, the division of human resources and enrollment management researched the viability of several important policies and benefits for faculty and staff. Some of these initiatives have undergone extensive work, having grown out of the 2003 work/life study, while others are new opportunities that have been identified recently," Sloan said. "One of the vital initiatives within Baylor 2012 is recruiting, retaining and developing an outstanding faculty and staff. I believe this task force can have a significant role in recommending some important changes relative to the quality of our working environment at Baylor."
The task force is looking at various programs and policies, including an honorary retiree program, holidays, missions/community leave, extending the tenure clock, a breastfeeding program and flexible work arrangements. With significant research already available, the task force anticipates having most issues resolved by the beginning of the fall semester.
In addition to Davis, members of the task force are:
Richard Amos (Ex-Officio), Compensation and Benefits
Susan Anz, Controller
Robert Baird, Philosophy
Rick Creel, Operations and Facilities
Jim Doak, Department of Public Safety
Robyn Driskell, Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology
Preston Dyer, School of Social Work
Bernice Helpert, Arts and Sciences Dean's Office
Tiffany Hogue, Office of the Provost
Chris Holmes, General Counsel
Tyler Horner (Ex-Officio), Work/Life Programs
Anthony Lapes, University Libraries
René Maciel, Truett Seminary
Rita Massey, Psychology and Neuroscience
Blaine McCormick, Management, Hankamer School of Business
Bethany McCraw, Judicial Affairs
Sarah-Jane Murray, Great Texts Program
Jacque Neatherlin, Nursing, Dean's Office
Wiff Rudd, Instrumental Studies
James Steen, Admission Services
Rona Stefka, Education, Dean's Office
Bill Underwood, Law School
Dianna Vitanza, English
Trena Wilkerson, Education
Susan Wommack, University Development