MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY
STAFF CONGRESS MINUTES
January 8, 2007
*Denotes member was absent
|| Lora Pace - Staff Regent & Director of First Year Program & Retention
Chair White called the meeting to order at 1:02 p.m. A quorum was present.
Chair White asked for approval of the minutes from the December 4th meeting.
||To approve the minutes from the December 4th, 2006 meeting.
||Proposed: Rep. Thacker
||Seconded: Rep. Colvin
|Called for Vote:
||Chair White reported that he had spoken with Vice President (VP) Walters regarding the audit that Staff Congress requested on health insurance. Once the audit report has been completed, VP Walters will be invited to a meeting to discuss their findings. Chair White also reported that VP Walters will be getting back to us regarding the two resolutions that were passed at our December meeting.
||Secretary Caskey read the budget report ending December 2006. Staff Congress spent $62.06 on refreshments for the December meeting. Staff Congress currently has $2,247.38 remaining in their supplies account.
||Parliamentarian Colvin gave a short presentation on meeting motions. She discussed the different types of motions there were and when they are to be used in meetings. She will have her presentation uploaded on Staff Congress' website so members can see her presentation in detail.
|Credentials and Elections
||Rep. LaFontaine welcomed William Salazar to Staff Congress. She also reported that employees will be able to vote on-line for this year's Staff Congress elections.
|University Standing Appointments
|Personnel Policies and Benefits
Regent Pace reported the following from December's Board of Regents meeting.
1. Voted on and passed a 8.3% tuition increase for Fall 2007.
2. Passed a naming policy for buildings and rooms on campus.
3. Discussed keys searches for positions on campus.
4. The next working session will be in February with the next Board of Regents meeting being held in March.
No old business was brought forth.
No new business was brought forth.
Regent Pace stated that several employees had contacted her regarding being unable to use their debit cards for health insurance costs. She has spoken with Suzanne Hogge in Human Resources about this and the problem is now taken care of. Rep. Adkins stated that Angie Thompson in Human Resources told him that if you did not spend all of your FSA/HRA money from last year that the debit cards should be working.
Rep. Thacker asked if Staff Congress had any representation in the search committees for the Provost and Human Resources Director? Chair White replied that there was one staff person, Drew Henderson, was named to serve on the Provost Search Committee. Regent Pace stated that Faculty Senate had representation from their group on both of these search committees. Rep. Thacker then inquired as to why a member from Staff Congress was not placed on these committees. Chair White stated that Carol Johnson had contacted him and asked for four to five names of staff members to serve on the Provost Search Committee. Chair White stated that Drew Henderson was the only non Staff Congress name given. He added that the staff representative for the Provost Search Committee was chosen from the list of names he had provided to Carol Johnson.
Regent Pace announced that Convocation would be on Wednesday, January 10th at 10:00 a.m. in Button Auditorium.
Rep. Jerde asked that everyone view Arts and Humanities website for upcoming events to be held on campus this semester.
Rep. Sammons announced that Resident Halls would reopen Thursday, January 11th at 8:00 a.m.
Rep. McGinnis announced that the Martin Luther King Walk would be held on Monday, January 15th, beginning at the Bell Tower. She asked that everyone view MSU's website for further details.
Our next meeting is Monday, February 5th, at 1:00 p.m.
||Proposed: Rep. Colvin
||Seconded: Rep. Kegley
|Called for Vote:
Minutes submitted by: Lisa Caskey, Secretary