Staff Congress
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August 28, 2000



*Jeff Barker

Sharon Beller

Larry Besant

Thelma Bumgardner

Vincent Butler

*Gene Caudill

Joy Cecil

Dan Connell

Lenore Dixon

Patty Eldridge

Rosemary Hinton

*Betty Hurley

David Jessie

Linda Kegley

Margaret LaFontaine

*Velda Mabry

Rhonda Mackin

Zack McClurg

Pam Moore

Carole Morella

Joel Pace

Belva Sammons

Dallas Sammons

Tim Smith

*Stephanie Stewart

Todd Thacker

Madonna Weathers

Michael Wetherholt

Kenneth White

Ricky Williams

*Denotes member was absent


Roger Barker, Office of Human Resources

Suzanne Hogge, Office of Human Resources

The meeting was called to order by Chair Weathers at 11:08 a.m. in the Eagle meeting room of ADUC.

PPB Chair Pace presented the committee's recommendations regarding PG-44 as follows:

Page 1 of 6 - "The Job Reclassification Review Committee will be appointed by Staff Congress to review all reclassification requests that are NOT approved by the Office of Human Resources." (The committee will only look at requests that have been denied.)

Page 2 of 6 - "The President will have the final decision". (The last sentence to be deleted because of redundancy.)

Page 4 of 6 - under B. 'Upon promotion or reclassification of position the employees new rate of pay will be the entry level of the new grade or 7.5 percent more of the current salary whichever is greater".

The above recommendations were presented in the form a motion from the PPB Committee. Chair Weathers called for discussion of the recommendation.

Representative Eldridge suggested that the committee have the OPTION to review the positions that are upgraded by OHR. OHR Director Roger Barker responded that the option was available by default.

Representative Thacker suguested the committee might want to review those requests that did not get approved at the level of request. For example a reclassification was requested to a grade 6 and was only approved to a grade 5.

After much discussion, Page 1 of 6 of the motion was amended to read as follows:

MOTION: The Job Reclassification Review Committee will be appointed by Staff Congress to review all reclassification requests that are NOT approved or not approved to the level of the initial request by the Office of Human Resources."

Proposed: Rep. Connell Seconded: Rep. Hinton

Called for Vote: Passed

MOTION: To approve PG-44 as presented with the amendments.

Proposed: Rep. Moore Seconded: Representative Cecil

Called for Vote: Passed

End of official business part of the special called meeting to discuss PG-44.

The Staff Congress had been informed that Roger Barker wanted to share through the PPB committee some information that has come about regarding the change in our health insurance Third Party Administrator. Roger had met with the PPB committee. Chair Weathers informed the SC the University Standing Benefits Committee has forwarded a recommendation to the President and the cabinet endorsing a change from Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield to CHA Commonwealth Administrators who will take over the administration of the university's health insurance plan.