The Path Forward–Operations Team met on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 10:35 a.m. in room B5 Jessup Hall. Team members in attendance were: Rod Lehnertz, Barry Butler, Bruce Harreld, Laura McLeran, Terry Johnson, Tom Rocklin, Carroll Reasoner, Don Szeszycki, Don Guckert, Kevin Ward, Steve McGuire, Erin Brothers, Elesa Wedemeyer, Anh Ngo, Ron Weigel, Andrew Namanny, Georgina Dodge, and Ted Yanecek.  Guests is attendance were Hans Hoerschelman, Cheryl Reardon and Diane Slusarski.

Rod provided an overview of the process by which issues will be raised and addressed by the Team (see golden wheel). 

Rod introduced Cheryl Reardon who has agreed to chair the first working group that been created under the Path Forward umbrella to review University-wide Human Resources.  (Talent@Iowa: Strategic Opportunities & Priorities for Human Resources)  Cheryl provided an overview of the working group’s assignment, current membership, and the time frame for developing recommendations.

Rod then introduced Kevin Ward who provided an overview of the issues regarding the adoption of a county-wide minimum wage by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors and impact of that action on the University.   A discussion ensued regarding the appropriate University response.  Kevin was tasked with drafting the response.

The Team meeting adjourned at 12:45 p.m.