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MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY

STAFF CONGRESS MINUTES

December 3, 2001

MEMBERS:

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 1:01 p.m.  A quorum was present.

 

MOTION:          To approve the November meeting minutes with the following corrections:  change "meet" to "met" on page one under Personnel Policies and Benefits Committee report; under New Business the first sentence on page to change "in or to be" to "in order to be"; names added to the Standing Appointments Sub-Committee:

                        William Salazar - Service Committee

                        Wade Kerr & Janie Porter - Wellness Committee

                        Dr. Rita Calhoun - Technology Resources Committee

                        Shannon Harr - Scholarship Committee

                        Sharon Beller - Job Reclassification Committee

                        Marcia Ribble - Student Life Committee

                        Jeff Spradling - Student Disciplinary Committee

                                    Proposed:  Rep. Sammons

Called for vote:           Passed

 

CHAIR'S REPORT – Chair Weathers requested that Roger Barker get the Job Classification Appeals Committee information updated on the web and meet with those involved in updating the information.  Chair Weathers asked permission from the congress to write a letter of appreciation to the Board of Regents for hosting the reception to meet university faculty and staff.

 

VICE-CHAIR'S REPORT - No report.

 

SECRETARY'S REPORT – No report.

 

 

Committee Reports

 

 

Credentials and Elections Committee – No report by committee chair Hopper.  Staff Congress Chair Weathers discussed a proposal to amend PG-44 to allow alternative representatives of the Job Reclassification Appeals Committee to attend all committee meetings.  As it reads now, alternates attend only the meetings in which they replace a committee member.

 

Standing Appointments Sub-CommitteeSub-Committee Chair Stewart reported the following persons had been nominated to fill vacant committee positions:

            Margaret Lafontaine - Intercollegiate Athletics

            Ladonna Purcell - Service Committee

            Thelma Bumgardner - Service Committee

 

Fiscal Affairs CommitteeChair B. Sammons reported the committee had received a request to submit a resolution regarding salary increases for the coming year similar to the one submitted by the Faculty Senate.  The Fiscal Affairs Committee will submit the following resolution to the congress for approval in new business.

"For the 2002-2003 fiscal year the Fiscal Affairs Committee of the Staff Congress recommends that any salary increase package of up to 3% be distributed across the board for all university employees.  It is further recommended that any salary funds exceeding a  3% pool be may distributed at the discretion of the administration."

Personnel Policies and Benefits Committee – Committee Chair Thacker deferred to committee Vice-Chair Besant who attended the University Benefits Committee meeting.  VC Besant reported the UBC now has on the agenda to look into the tuition waiver for retirees and their dependents at the January meeting.   An insurance policy for Long Term Care may be offered to employees.  Rep. Stewart reported the UBC discussed the possibility of requiring employees contribute to the university sick leave pool in order to be eligible to draw from the pool.  Term Life Insurance was not discussed in the UBC meeting.  The issue of increasing retirees group term life insurance will need to be discussed with Human Resources

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

MOTION:          To support the Standing Appointments Sub-Committee committee appointments as outlined in the committee report above. 

 

                        Proposed:        SAS Committee                        Seconded:       Rep. Ramey

Called for vote:           Passed

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

MOTION:          "For the 2002-2003 fiscal year the Fiscal Affairs Committee of the Staff Congress recommends that any salary increase package of up to 3% be distributed across the board for all university employees.  It is further recommended that any salary funds exceeding a  3% pool be may distributed at the discretion of the administration."

 

                        Proposed:    Fiscal Affairs Committee        Seconded: Rep. Pace

Called for vote:            Passed

After much discussion the motion was amended to read as follows: "For the 2002-2003 fiscal year the Staff Congress Fiscal Affairs Committee recommends that any salary increase package of up to 3% be across the board for all university employees.  It is further recommended that any salary funds exceeding 3% be equally distributed between faculty and staff pools to be applied through existing merit systems or across the board."  Chair Weathers will send the resolution to the appropriate administrators with an introduction and justification similar to the Faculty Senate.

 

MOTION:          Staff Congress send a "Thank You" note to the Board of Regents for hosting a reception for faculty and staff

 

                        Proposed:    Rep. B. Sammons        Seconded: Rep. Morella

 

Regents Report  - No report

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

    The next meeting will be 01/07/01.

    Next week is final exam week.

     Wednesday is reading day

    Have a Happy and Safe Holiday

 

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