Staff Congress
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NOVEMBER 7, 2005


Ed Beam Shannon Harr Linda Kegley Amy Moore Dallas Sammons Jonell Tobin
Lisa Caskey *Rosemary Hinton Donna King Pam Moore Doug Snedegar Terry White
Rhonda Crisp Phillip James Margaret LaFontaine April Nutter Stephanie Stewart Elizabeth Williams
Ray Crum Kristie Jenkins Jeffrey Liles Darlene Ramey Todd Thacker
Kim Fultz David Jessie Rhonda Mackin William Salazar Cindy Thompson

*Denotes member was absent

Guests: Roger Barker - Director of Human Resources

Chair Jessie called the meeting to order at 1:02 p.m.  A quorum was present. 

Motion: To approve the October 3, 2005 minutes as submitted
  Proposed:  Rep. Stewart Seconded:  Rep. James
Called for Vote: Passed


Motion: To approve the October 17, 2005 minutes as submitted
  Proposed:  Rep. P. Moore Seconded:  Rep. Stewart
Called for Vote: Passed


Chair's Report Chair Jessie reported that the meeting he had scheduled with VP Walters was canceled and rescheduled for this Wednesday.

The President's Council meeting was canceled and rescheduled for Wednesday morning, November 9.

Open enrollment started today.

Vice-Chair's Report No Report
Secretary's Report Secretary Crisp reported that $62.06 was spent during October for refreshments, leaving a balance of $2,454.31 in the supply account.


Committee Reports

Credentials and Elections No Report
University Standing Appointments No Report
Fiscal Affairs No Report
Personnel Policies and Benefits No Report

Regent's Report - No Report

Old Business 

Rep. A. Moore reported that she forwarded our recommendation regarding the service awards to Joel Pace, Chair of the Service Committee.  He will bring it before his committee.

Chair Jessie reported that hopefully he will get some feedback from VP Walters at Wednesday's meeting concerning our recommendation about the dollar amounts being awarded for advanced degrees, etc.

New Business  - None


Rep. Thacker asked if Chair Jessie had heard anything about the tuition waiver issue.  Chair Jessie is meeting with VP Walters on Wednesday about this.

Rep. A. Moore asked Roger Barker about the Wellness Initiative.  Mr. Barker said it has been postponed until at least July 2006, but there is no guarantee it will start at that time.

Rep. Stewart asked if there are still people coming in to look over our EEO categories.  Mr. Barker said HR is in the final stages of making a decision; they are down to the final two companies so they should have a decision shortly.  The company chosen will select a representative sample from the entire population to review market value.  Mainly, they are making sure our criteria is up-to-date and we're in 2005.  They will be spot checking to see if people seem to be in the right grade.  The recommendation might be that we go to a single scale.

Chair Jessie asked if employees have to fill out a new form for the health insurance.  Mr. Barker said early on it looked as if everyone would have to fill out a new application, but now only those employees making a change need to fill out an application.  Rep. Thacker reminded everyone that they still need to designate an amount for their flexible spending account; it is not carried over.  Mr. Barker said employees have to designate an amount for their FSA each and every year. 

Mr. Barker asked everyone to encourage their constituents to attend an open enrollment meeting.  Employees attending one of the sessions need to bring their open enrollment packet.  The packet will be used as a training tool.  Also, the CHA pharmacist will be on-campus for individual sessions on November 10 from 2-4 in Breck 217, November 15 from 10-2 in the Human Resources Conference Room and November 16 from 10-2 in the Human Resources Conference Room.  Employees must make an appointment to meet with the pharmacist, but do not need an appointment to attend the open enrollment sessions.


There is a President's Council meeting on Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. in ADUC 312.

The RHA is doing random acts of kindness this week.

The new campus phone books are out.

'Ye Olde Madrigal Feast' is December 1, 2 & 3.

Motion: To adjourn
  Proposed:  Rep. Stewart Seconded:  Rep. LaFontaine
Called for Vote: Passed

Minutes submitted by:  Rhonda Crisp, Secretary