Benefits Committee, University (UBC)

Charge

The University Benefits Committee (UBC) advises the university through the university's Chief Financial Officer regarding all matters related to the employee benefit programs. The UBC:

  • Financially analyzes any proposed changes to employee benefits
  • Makes recommendations regarding benefit programs that meet the needs of the university staff to be competitive with peer institutions
  • Makes recommendations regarding benefits policy, the design of benefit programs, and selection of providers
  • Makes recommendations for benefit communication plans
  • Monitors provider and plan performance to ensure coverage and cost equity, balance, compliance and sustainability
  • Receives employee concerns and complaints and may make recommendations with respect to how they should be resolved

Activity

Current Members

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Name Role Representation Start Term
Ashley, Timothy Vice Chair Division of Operations and Finance 01 Sep 2006
Augustus, Katie Member Ames Laboratory 01 Sep 2004
Boehm, Pam Member College - Design 01 Sep 2019
Cain, Pam Member Division of Operations and Finance 16 Jul 2007
Crase, Sedahlia Member (shared vote) Retiree 01 Apr 2017
Deaton, Mickie Member College - Agriculture and Life Sciences 01 Sep 2020
Downs, Stephanie Ex-officio University Human Resources (UHR) 01 May 2014
Drollette, Ryan Member Extension Field Staff 01 Mar 2020
Elthon, Angela Ex-officio Division of Operations and Finance 01 Sep 2019
Ford, Sarah Ex-officio University Human Resources (UHR) 01 May 2014
Hamilton, Mallory Member (shared vote) College - Liberal Arts & Sciences 01 Oct 2016
Holland, Edward Vice Chair University Human Resources (UHR) 01 Apr 2015
Howe, Ashley Member College - Veterinary Medicine 01 Oct 2019
Kreider, Brent Member (shared vote) College - Liberal Arts & Sciences 20 Oct 2015
Mao, Huifang Member Faculty Senate 01 Nov 2018
McMaken, Jean Member (shared vote) Merit Staff 01 Nov 2017
Miller, Amber Member Senior Vice President & Provost 01 Apr 2017
Nystrom, Ellen Ex-officio Division of Operations and Finance 01 Sep 2019
Odenweller, John Member P&S Council 01 Jul 2020
Member (shared vote) Retiree 01 Sep 2015
Parris, Sarah Member Student Affairs 01 Jul 2020
Phillips, Rita Member Division of Operations and Finance 01 Mar 2019
Polaski, Schyler Ex-officio Division of Operations and Finance 01 Sep 2019
Power, Mark Chair College - Business 01 Jan 1989
Sassman, Stacy Ex-officio Procurement Services 01 Oct 2010
Stow, Kevin Member ISU Foundation 01 Sep 2002
Thompson, Scott Member (shared vote) Merit Staff 01 Nov 2017
Thuney, Tiffany Member College - Engineering 01 Apr 2017
Treanor, Misty Member Pre and Post Doctoral Associates 01 Aug 2019
Vacant, Member College - Human Sciences
Vacant, Member Supervisory & Confidential
Walter, Jane Ex-officio University Human Resources (UHR) 01 Dec 1999

Resources

Composition

  • Ames Laboratory (1)
  • College - Agriculture and Life Sciences (1)
  • College - Business (1)
  • College - Design (1)
  • College - Engineering (1)
  • College - Human Sciences (1)
  • College - Liberal Arts & Sciences (2)
  • College - Veterinary Medicine (1)
  • Division of Operations and Finance (8)
  • Extension Field Staff (1)
  • Faculty Senate (1)
  • ISU Foundation (1)
  • Merit Staff (2)
  • P&S Council (1)
  • Pre and Post Doctoral Associates (1)
  • Procurement Services (1)
  • Retiree (2)
  • Senior Vice President & Provost Office (1)
  • Student Affairs (1)
  • Supervisory & Confidential (1)
  • University Human Resources (UHR) (4)


Sponsor

Division of Finance