MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY
January 7, 2002
member was absent
Guests: Porter Dailey, Administrative &
Barker, Human Resources Director
Satellite: Rep. Tobin joined the meeting
via the distance learning connection from the West Liberty Campus.
Weathers called the meeting to order at 1:06 p.m. A quorum was present.
Weathers suspended the regular order of business to allow Vice President Dailey
to discuss legislation on the agenda in the Kentucky General Assembly effecting
health insurance coverage of university employees. VP Dailey indicated
there was rumor in Frankfort that the Kentucky legislature may try to make state
universities join the state health insurance care pool for health insurance
coverage. Universities, cities, and counties would either have to bring
active employees into the state pool or provide health insurance coverage for
their retirees. VP Dailey assured the congress that MSU would oppose this
legislation. Opposition to this legislation may cost MSU and their
employees more in premiums, but we (the university) would have more control of
our coverage plans. If this legislation is passed MSU will request monies
earmarked for health benefits that are paid to the state be returned to MSU for
use in health care plans. MSU currently has 102 retirees that are not covered by
approve the December meeting minutes with the following correction: add the
word 'report' in the first motion of the report.
Proposed: Rep. Besant
REPORT – Chair
Weather's read a letter from Board of Regents Chair Hinkle thanking the Staff
Congress for their letter of a appreciation and support. Chair Weather's
also shared a letter to the administration regarding the Staff Congress
recommendation of the distribution of salary increases for the 2002-2003 fiscal
year. The congress recommends any salary increase package of up to 3% be
applied across the board to all employees and any funds above the 3% be equally
distributed between faculty and staff pools and applied through existing merit
systems or across the board.
REPORT - No
report. Vice-Chair Jessie was absent due to the birth of twin sons, David
and Hunter Jessie.
SECRETARY'S REPORT – No
and Elections Committee – No
Appointments Sub-Committee –
Fiscal Affairs Committee –
Personnel Policies and Benefits
Committee Chair Thacker reported that the tuition waiver benefit for retirees is
still in the University Benefits Committee. The PPB Committee will be
meeting on the life insurance policy in the near future.
OLD BUSINESS -
Rep. P. Moore brought up the
issue of the typing test that is administered for clerical pool
applicants. Some clerical staff feel that basic computer skills may be
more beneficial than the ability to type 50 words per minute. Human
Resources Director, Roger Barker informed the congress that HR is looking at a
new skills software program to address some of these issues. Some members
of the congress felt that typing speed was important and should be retained as a
requirement. The PPB committee will review the typing test requirements
and report back to the congress.
Weathers is to draft a letter to President Eaglin from the Staff Congress
supporting the administration's position of the university remaining self
insured in the the health insurance field.
Proposed: Rep. B.
Seconded: Rep. Thacker
- No report
The next meeting
will be 02/0/02.
Proposed: Rep. Thacker
Seconded: Rep. B. Sammons
Passed. Meeting adjourned at 1:45