Staff Congress
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August 6, 2001


Sharon Beller

*Larry Besant

*Thelma Bumgardner

*Vincent Butler

Gene Caudill

*Joy Cecil

Rhonda Crisp

Lenore Dixon

Lana Fraley

Patty Eldridge

Michael Hopper

David Jessie

*Linda Kegley

Rhonda Mackin

*Zach McClurg

Pam Moore

Carole Morella

*Lonnie Morris

Lora Pace

Darlene Ramey

Belva Sammons

Dallas Sammons

Tim Smith

Stephanie Stewart

Willis Taylor

Todd Thacker

Jonell Tobin

Madonna Weathers

*Rick Williams

*Denotes member was absent


Guests:            Gary VanMeter, Information Techology                 Suzanne Hogge, Human Resources

                        Bill Redwine, Director of Auxiliary Services            AngieThompson, Human Resources

                        Roger Barker, Director of Human Resources


Chair Weathers called the meeting to order at 1:08 p.m.  A quorum was present.   The regular order of business was suspended in order for the guests to present their programs.


Bill Redwine gave a presentation on the new “Eagle Card” that is being issued to faculty, staff and students.  The new ID cards have a smart chip that will allow carriers to use the cards in campus vending machines, convenience copiers, computer lab printers, campus dining services, library services, and ATM machines.  The card may also be attached to an account at Firstar Bank.  Faculty, staff, and students will need to pick-up the new ID cards at the Card Access Services.


Gary VanMeter discussed the new campus Net Work Print Management services.  The print metering system will reduce paper waste and upgrade existing lab/classroom printers to new laser printers.  Mr. VanMeter addressed many questions and concerns as presented by congress representatives.


Roger Barker, Suzanne Hogge, and Cindy Thompson from the Office of Human Resources addressed concerns expressed by representative regarding the reading of CH/CHA billing statements.  Representatives asked that CA/CHA provide more detailed descriptions of services covered on claims and a detailed statement for drug coverage.


After presentations by guests, congress returned to the agenda to conduct business.


MOTION:           To approve the July meeting minutes with the following corrections:

                        Change Rhonda Mackin to Rhonda Crisp under Election of Staff Congress Officers.


                                    Pr  Rep. Stewart         

Called for vote:           Passed


CHAIR'S REPORT –  Reports will be presented in the committee reports.






Committee Reports


Credentials and Elections Committee – Committee Chair Hopper reported that no action had been taken on the vacancy in the Technical/Paraprofessional category.  


Standing Appointments Sub-Committee – No Report.  Chair Weathers had received a request from the President’s office for appointments to the Campus Environment Team/Affirmative Action Committee.  The SA Sub-Committee recommends the following staff members for appointment to the committee:


                  T.C. Young, Distance Learning                                   Noel Williams, Human Resources

                  Tonya Jones, Housing Telecommunications                 Rosemary Hinton, HPER


Fiscal Affairs Committee – No report.


Personnel Policies and Benefits Committee – No report.  Human Resources had requested the congress to approve a UAR change regarding the awarding of a one-time bonus of $200 to staff members receiving GED or High School diploma.


Regent’s Report – None






MOTION:           Change the UAR regarding salary increase for receiving a GED or High School Diploma to a one-time bonus of $200.

                        Proposed:        Rep. Caudill                  Seconded:       Rep. Stewart

Called for vote:           Passed


MOTION:           Approve the persons recommended for consideration on the Campus Environment Team/Affirmative Action Committee.                   

                                    Proposed:        SA Sub-Committee                  Seconded: Rep. B. Sammons

Called for vote:           Passed


Committee chairs need to give a list of committee members, Chairs, and Vice-Chairs to the Staff Congress Chair and Secretary.



  • Rep. Caudill informed the congress resurfacing of the boulevard has been completed
  • The furniture in Cartmell and East Mignon Hall has been completed.
  • The Bell Tower and Breckinridge construction projects are still in progress.
  • The Button Auditorium walk should be completed for orientation.
  • The Administrative retreat will be August 7th at Sheltowee County Club.
  • University residence halls will open August 14th.
  • Remaining staff congress meetings are scheduled for the Riggle Room.
  • There is a new parking lot for commuter students across from Jerry’s restaurant on the by-pass.
  • The trailers in the trailer park recently purchased from Fred White will be auctioned off on August 25th.
  • The Standing Committees need to be updated on the university web page.
  • The September meeting of the Staff Congress will be moved to September 10th due to the first Monday the University is closed for Labor Day.


MOTION:                 Adjournment

                                    Proposed:  Rep. Jessie                        Seconded: Rep. B.Sammons

Called For Vote:           Passed.  Meeting adjourned at 2:45 p.m.

Minutes by:                    Dallas F. Sammons, Secretary