A big thanks to Dave Armstrong for taking notes at last week’s division meeting! By the way, Dave, I hope no one was rowdy enough to get thrown out of the meeting…I’d hate for your turn as “Sargent-at-Arms” to be marred with such complications! :-)
And now, the notes:
Joseph lead the meeting.
a) Joseph – Big thanks to all who helped begin the year successfully!
b) Thanks to those involved in the network upgrade – a lot great work all summer.
c) Thanks to Sean, Don, others for work on Armstrong Theater. It looks better and functions better. A great look for NSO.
d) Liz offered kudos to Sue Huntington for her ‘Banner Magic’. Sue solved a tricky Banner problem recently, so Liz created a new award – the Sue Doo award – for her. It will be passed among those who do Banner Magic.
2) Update on hires/searches
a) Vish updated us on various searches in Enterprise
i. Vineesh Konda is expected to be on board 9/21/15, Spencer 263.
ii. The data warehouse position will require an extended search – not so many good candidates at this point; may ask vendor partners for suggestions.
iii. ISO search continues; have 7-8 applicants so far, but want more.
b) Administrative Assistant position status; offer has been extended, waiting to hear back; more very soon.
c) The search for the AV Events Tech position successfully brought us Bob Smalley!
d) Relative to hires, Joseph noted that the positions included the ‘$917K’ were still viable. Beyond that there was no talk about the budget.
3) Budget update: Brian will do that at another time
4) Network upgrade update
a) Project is on track in terms of work and funding.
b) Both are at 44%, as expected.
c) Phase 2 ($1.1M) has begun.
d) Large portion of Phase 2 will be network defense; a choice between Palo Alto and Check Point will occur soon; the switch over from Juniper is set for October.
e) The bore beneath 1-25 and the railroad should be completed by October 1 (2015, that is…).
5) Changes to the on-call phone operation
a) Joseph invited any and all to join the on-call phone rotation.
b) He noted that those already in the rotation can drop out.
c) Leadership may join rotation.
d) More publication of the phone number has led to more calls, some more frivolous than others.
e) Joseph pointed us to the on-call phone policy at our website.
6) At 9:30am, it was commented* that ‘with Brian, Linda, and Chad not here, we’re almost done!”
7) At 9:35am, the meeting adjourned.
*not by me.
Secretary, Sargent at Arms
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