Staff Congress
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February , 2002


*Sharon Beller

Larry Besant

T. 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: None

Chair Weathers call the meeting to order at 1:04 pm.  A quorum was present.

Motion: To approve the January meeting minutes with the following corrections:  delete "a" from line 2 of the Chair's report; add "no report" on the Standing Appointments Sub-Committee, correct meeting date to 02/02/02 under announcements.
Proposed:  Rep. Pace Seconded:  Rep. Cecil
Called for vote: Passed


CHAIR'S REPORT: Chair Weathers reported that she had conveyed the staff congress's support of the MSU administration position regarding the state legislature's proposal to require state universities participate in the state health insurance program.  Morehead State University  WILL NOT support the proposal and will attempt to remain exempt from the state health insurance program.  Chair Weathers has not received any response from the administration regarding the distribution of the 3% salary pool.

       Committee Reports

Credentials and Elections Committee:

Committee Chair Rep. Hopper reported on the status of the on-line staff congress election project and distributed a memo regarding elections to congress members.  There are currently approximately 200 staff members (primarily Physical Plant employees) that do not have university web accounts which are needed to vote in an on-line election.  Computer access for Physical Plant employees would be made available in a conference room in the Rice Maintenance Building.  Training sessions would be made available for those employees that need to establish web accounts.  Information regarding the on-line voting procedures and training sessions will be sent to all staff employees.  Staff Congress nomination forms will be mailed to all staff members on March 1, 2002.  The deadline for nominations to be returned is March 22, 2002.  A sample ballot will be mailed to all staff on April 1, 2002.  Election reminders will be sent to all staff on April 29,2002.  The staff congress election will be May 15, 2002.  The following categories will have vacancies to be elected:

  • Professional/Non-Faculty  (2 three-year terms)

  • Secretarial/Clerical           (2 three-yr. terms and 1 one-yr. term)

  • Service/ Maintenance        (one three-year term) 

  • Skilled Crafts                   (one three-year term)

  • Technical/Paraprofessional (one three-yr. term and one two-yr. term)

Standing Appointments Sub-Committee:

 No report.

Fiscal Affairs Committee:

 No report.

Personnel Policies and Benefits Committee:

 No report.

University Employees Benefits Committee:

 No report.



There was a discussion of evaluation of supervisors.  Currently there is no policy or form to evaluate supervisors.  The only supervisors evaluated are Vice-Presidents.  Some congress members felt there should be an evaluation of up line supervisors.


It was brought to the attention of the congress that there is no place to evaluate "professional development" on the current performance evaluation form. 



Dr. William Hudson has been appointed as the new Associate Dean of Retention.  He has appointed a committee of university officials to a retention committee.

Rep. Pam Moore has been promoted to Academic Support Specialist in the Office of Retention.

The next meeting will be 03/04/02.

Motion: To adjourn
Proposed:  Rep. Pace Seconded:  Rep. Ramey
Called for vote: Passed

Minutes submitted by:    Dallas F. Sammons, Secretary