The Path Forward – Operations Team met on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 10:44 a.m. in the Lucas-Dodge Room (#256) of the IMU.  Team members in attendance were: Rod Lehnertz, Barry Butler, Kevin Ward, Steve McGuire, Bruce Harreld, Steve Fleagle, Laura McLeran, Don Szeszycki, Andrew Namanny, Tiffani Shaw, Lena Hill, Tom Rocklin, Georgina Dodge, Terry Johnson, Don Guckert, Erin Brothers, Anh Ngo, Ron Weigel and Ted Yanecek.  Guests were in attendance: Diane Slusarski, Cheryl Reardon, Joe Bilotta and Liz Christiansen.

The minutes of the August 2, 2016 meeting were distributed along with the meeting agenda.

Cheryl Reardon, chair of the Talent@Iowa – HR Task Force, presented a report on the implementation phase of the project.  The Task Force report has been submitted and a link to the report is on the current OT web page.   Cheryl emphasized the importance of the Talent@Iowa Governance Council to be formed.

Kevin Ward provided information on the upcoming Working at Iowa survey.  Don Guckert introduced Liz Christiansen and Joe Bilotta who presented a report and recommendations on the proposed student gardens.

Sub-committees reported on recent activities.  Ted will forward reports submitted from the Academic Affairs and Safety on Campus sub-committees to the entire OT for review.

The Team meeting adjourned at 12:02 p.m.