Staff Congress
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JUNE 2, 2003


Darlene Allen Lisa Caskey David Jessie Carole Morella *Rhonda Sloan Jonell Tobin
Sharon Beller *Joy Cecil Linda Kegley Lora Pace Tim Smith *Maurice White
Brad Bennington Gaylena Cline M. LaFontaine Darlene Ramey Doug Snedegar *Rick Williams
Larry Besant Rhonda Crisp *Rhonda Mackin Belva Sammons Stephanie Stewart
T. Bumgardner Mike Hopper Pam Moore *Dallas Sammons *Willis Taylor

*Denotes member was absent

Guests: Gene Caudill-Director of Physical Plant & Staff Regent, New Members: Ed Beam, Kristie Jenkins, Donna King, Jeffrey Liles, Amy Moore, Cindy Thompson

Chair Pace called the meeting to order at 12:36 p.m.  A quorum was present. 

Motion: To approve the May 5, 2003 minutes as submitted
  Proposed:  Rep. Kegley Seconded:  Rep. Allen
Called for Vote: Passed


Chair's Report Chair Pace reported that salary increases will be voted on Friday by the Board of Regents.  Employees can find out the amount of their raise by talking with their supervisor or looking at the Personnel Roster at the Circulation Desk at the Library.  

Vice-Chair Jessie will contact new members before the July meeting about committee placement.

Vice-Chair's Report No report.
Secretary's Report The month of May, $170.47 was spent out of the supply account.  $105.58 was spent for Staff Regent Forum refreshments and $64.89 was spent for May refreshments.  $430.92 was transferred from Travel to Supplies so it could be used to purchase needed items.  There is a remaining balance of $1,522.01 in the supply account. 


Committee Reports

Credentials and Elections Rep. LaFontaine reported that the election went well.  The committee has not met since the election, but there will probably be some suggestions to streamline the election process at a later date.  There is a handout available up front that outlines the voting patterns for the past four years.  The voter turnout was slightly above 50%.  There was a 58% voter turnout at the last Regent election.  There were 384 total voters; 254 staff members voted online and 130 voted by paper or absentee ballot.
University Standing Appointments Rep. Stewart reported that she has stopped receiving surveys.  The committee will make appointments in July for Congress to vote on in August.  
Fiscal Affairs No report.
Personnel Policies and Benefits No Report.  Rep. Besant thanked the committee for all their hard work. 

Old Business
 - none

New Business
 - none

Discussion - none

Regent Report

Staff Regent Caudill reported that the next Board of Regents meeting is June 6.  The personnel roster, budget, and other major items will be discussed.  He will give a report at the next meeting.


The next meeting is July 7 at 1 p.m. in Breck 309.  New officers and committee chairs will be elected.  

The Cystic Fibrosis Golf Scramble is Thursday, June 5.  Contact Vice-Chair Jessie for more information.

Motion: To adjourn
  Proposed:  Rep. Stewart Seconded:  Rep. LaFontaine
Called for Vote: Passed

Minutes submitted by:  Rhonda Crisp, Secretary