Staff Congress
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November 5, 2001


Sharon Beller

Larry Besant

Thelma Bumgardner

Vincent Butler

Gene Caudill

*Joy Cecil

Rhonda Crisp

Lana Fraley

Patty Eldridge

Michael Hopper

David Jessie

Linda Kegley

*Rhonda Mackin

Jackie McCleese

Zach McClurg

Pam Moore

Carole Morella

Lonnie Morris

*Lora Pace

Darlene Ramey

Belva Sammons

*Dallas Sammons

Tim Smith

Jeannine Stevens

*Stephanie Stewart

Willis Taylor

Todd Thacker

Jonell Tobin

Madonna Weathers

Rick Williams

*Denotes member was absent


Guests:    Roger Barker, Human Resources Director


Chair Weathers called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m.  A quorum was present.  Chair Weathers noted that Secretary D. Sammons was absent due to an out of town funeral and that Rep. B. Sammons would be taking minutes in her absences.


MOTION:          To approve the October meeting minutes with the following corrections:  change "Brent Jones, Belva Sammons, Lana Fraley and" to read "Brent Jones, Belva Sammons, and Lana Fraley" under the Standing Appointment Sub committee appointments.


                                    Pr  Rep. Caudill         Seconded:       Rep. Thacker      

Called for vote:           Passed


CHAIR'S REPORT – Chair Weathers reported on UAR 319.02 and PG 41 concerning the awarding of money for advanced degrees.  UAR's may be viewed on the AIMS system.  UAR's are maintained by Dr. Moore's office.







Committee Reports


Credentials and Elections Committee – No report.


Standing Appointments Sub-Committee – No report.


Fiscal Affairs Committee – No report.


Personnel Policies and Benefits Committee – Committee Chair Thacker reported that the committee has not meet but Roger Barker had sent him a revised PG-11 which will be discussed in new business.




MOTION:          To support the Standing Appointments Sub-Committee committee appointments. 

                        Proposed:        SAS Committee                        Seconded:       Rep. Morella

Called for vote:           Passed




Roger Barker reported on the revised PG-11 regarding MSU employees being called to active duty in the armed forces.  These changes were made in or to be in compliance with federal regulations.


MOTION:          To support the revised PG-11 as submitted by Human Resources.

                        Proposed:        Rep. Thacker                Seconded:       Rep. Fraley

Called for vote:           Passed




Rep. Hopper expressed concern of appointing replacement of congress members.  He suggested changing the by-laws to allow appointed members to fulfill the appointed term rather than for the remainder of the year.  It was brought up that by-laws were made to keep from having a majority of congress members being appointed rather than elected.


Tuition Waiver for Retirees has not been sent to the Employees Benefits Committee.  Rep. Thacker will need to bring this issue up at the next meeting.


Group Life Insurance for employees and retirees were discussed.


The on-line insurance form was misleading when making changes to the 2002 insurance options.


Employees benefits statements will be mailed out to employees. Health insurance benefits summaries will be mailed to employees.  Flexible spending accounts must be renewed each year.  They do not carry over.  Money in flexible spending accounts is for the 2001 year only.


The Caudill Health Clinic has received 1000 flu vaccine shots.  Immunization will follow the schedule that was published.


There will be another training session on safe mail procedures if there is a demand for it.


This years insurance procedures and ways to improve next years process were discussed.  No action was taken.


Regents Report  - No report



  • None.


MOTION:          Adjournment

                                    Proposed:  Rep. Thacker                        Seconded: Rep. B.Sammons

Called For Vote:           Passed.  Meeting adjourned at 1:45 p.m.


Minutes by:                    Dallas F. Sammons, Secretary