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MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY

STAFF CONGRESS MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 11, 2006

MEMBERS:

Jeff Adkins Ray Crum Phillip James Rhonda Mackin Lonnie Morris Todd Thacker
Darlene Allen Chris Hampton David Jessie Rebecca McGinnis April Nutter Jonell Tobin
Lisa Caskey Shannon Harr Linda Kegley* Rick Messer Darlene Ramey Terry White
Shannon Colvin Rosemary Hinton Donna King* Amy Moore Dallas Sammons Elizabeth Williams
Rhonda Crisp Mike Hopper Margaret LaFontaine Pam Moore Doug Snedegar  

*Denotes member was absent

Guests: Lora Pace - Staff Regent & Director of First Year Program & Retention

Chair White called the meeting to order at 1:01 p.m.  A quorum was present. 

Chair White asked for approval of the minutes from the August 7th, 2006 meeting.
 

Motion: To approve the minutes from the July 10th, 2006 meeting with two corrections on page 2 under "New Business".
  Proposed:  Rep. Thacker Seconded:  Rep. Colvin
Called for Vote: Passed

 

Chair's Report Chair White reported that he had met with VP Walters regarding health insurance.  VP Walters said that MSU still has some large claims that are pending and due to this numbers for this year can not be finalized yet.  VP Walters said that once these numbers have been finalized he will let him know.  Chair White also reported that VP Walters would like to meet with the Personnel Policies and Benefits Committee once the numbers are finalized.  Chair White also discussed the increased cost of parking passes.
Vice-Chair's Report Vice-Chair James reported that the committee for Director of Human Resources search has been selected.  Those selected are Bob Albert, Brian Hutchinson, Bill Redwine, Jamie Hornbuckle, Tami Jones and Jane Fitzpatrick.  Vice-Chair James also discussed the possibility of Staff Congress members attending a parliamentary procedures conference in October.  This would be a online conference.  The conference will take place on Wednesday, October 4.  Once this has been approved by VP Walters he will send a e-mail out to Staff Congress members.
Secretary's Report Secretary Caskey reported that for the month of August $62.06 was spent on refreshments and $10.20 was spent on name plates for new members.  Staff Congress has a remaining balance of $2,806.68.

 

Committee Reports

Credentials and Elections No Report.
University Standing Appointments Rep. Sammons reported that they had met and made appointments for university committees.  She will discuss this further in "New Business".
Fiscal Affairs No Report
Personnel Policies and Benefits Rep. Nutter reported that the committee had met to discuss health insurance and the coverage of domestic partners.  They also contacted Human Resources regarding our present numbers for health insurance and to discuss coverage for domestic partners.  Committee was told the same by Human Resources that Chair White was told by VP Walters regarding numbers for health insurance.  As for coverage for domestic partners, Human Resources is waiting to see what happens with University of Louisville.
Ad-Hoc No Report.

 

Regent's Report:  

Regent Pace reported that the Board of Regents met on August 31 for administration of oath for three new members.  Next regular meeting will be held on Thursday, September 13th at 9:00 a.m. in the Riggle Room.


Old Business:
 

Rep. P. Moore asked about the membership of the AD-HOC committee.  Chair White stated that the Chair of this committee is Rep. King and that due to a family emergency she was unable to attend today's meeting.  Rep. King will give Staff Congress a report regarding the progress of this committee at the October meeting.


New Business:

Rep. Sammons, Chair of the Standing Appointments Committee, announced appointments made to fill university committees   An online survey was conducted to help the committee select those individuals willing to serve on University committees.  Those individuals are as follows:

Campus Environment Team/Affirmative Action Committee appointments:
        Laraissa Davis and Peggy Gray

Motion: To accept the appointments of Laraissa Davis and Peggy Gray to the Campus Environment Team/Affirmative Action Committee
  Proposed:  Rep. Colvin Seconded:  Rep. LaFontaine
Called for Vote: Passed

Employee Benefits Committee appointments:
        April Nutter, Dallas Sammons and Todd Thacker

Motion: To accept the appointments of April Nutter, Dallas Sammons and Todd Thacker to the University Employees Benefits Committee
  Proposed:  Rep. Jessie Seconded:  Rep. Colvin
Called for Vote: Passed

Job Classification Review Committee:  After reviewing the membership of this committee it was determined that some of the members length of appointment was incorrect.  Each members is to serve a four year term.  Several of the members were only serving a three year term.  Therefore the following individuals had their terms extended by one year.

           Pam Moore until 2007, David Jessie until 2007, Linda Kegley until 2007, Rosemary Hinton until 2007, Elisabeth Williams until 2008 and Keith Moore until 2008.

The following individuals were appointed to serve a four year term beginning 2005 and expiring in 2009:
        Joel Pace, Jami Hornbuckle, Jill Ratliff and Ed Beam

Motion: To accept the extension of current University Job Classification Review Committee members and to appoint Joel Pace, Jami Hornbuckle, Jill Ratliff and Ed Beam to this committee.
  Proposed:  Rep. Allen Seconded:  Rep. LaFontaine
Called for Vote: Passed

Library Committee appointment:
        Diane Thacker

Motion: To accept the appointments of Diane Thacker to the University Library Committee
  Proposed:  Rep. James Seconded:  Rep. Nutter
Called for Vote: Passed

Planning Committee appointments:
        William Cole and Julie Grannis

Motion: To accept the appointments of William Cole and Julie Grannis to the University Planning Committee
  Proposed:  Rep. Jessie Seconded:  Rep. LaFontaine
Called for Vote: Passed

Service Committee appointments:
        Susan Maxey, Marie Anderson

Motion: To accept the appointments of Susan Maxey and Marie Anderson to the University Service Committee
  Proposed:  Rep. Colvin Seconded:  Rep. James
Called for Vote: Passed

Scholarship Committee appointment:
        Lisa Shemwell

Motion: To accept the appointment of Lisa Shemwell to the University Scholarship Committee
  Proposed:  Rep. LaFontaine Seconded:  Rep. P. Moore
Called for Vote: Passed

Student Disciplinary Committee appointment:
        Bill Redwine

Motion: To accept the appointment of Bill Redwine to the University Student Disciplinary Committee
  Proposed:  Rep. Thacker Seconded:  Rep. Jessie
Called for Vote: Passed

Student Life Committee appointment:
        Phillip James

Motion: To accept the appointment Phillip James to the University Student Life Committee
  Proposed:  Rep. Colvin Seconded:  Rep. LaFontaine
Called for Vote: Passed

Student Media Committee:  Staff Congress is to submit three names to Dr. Andrews.  Dr. Andrews will then select a nominee from this list to fill the staff vacancy on this committee.  The following three individuals are the nominees for this committee.
        Julie Grannis, Rose Mary Johnson and April Miller

Motion: To accept Julie Grannis, Rose Mary Johnson and April Miller as nominees to the University Student Media Committee
  Proposed:  Rep. Colvin Seconded:  Rep. James
Called for Vote: Passed

Wellness Committee appointments:
        William Salazar, Rose Mary Johnson and Shannon Harr

Motion: To accept the appointments of William Salazar, Rose Mary Johnson and Shannon Harr to the University Wellness Committee
  Proposed:  Rep. Colvin Seconded:  Rep. Jessie
Called for Vote: Passed

Rep. Sammons asked that if anyone knows of someone willing to serve from the Skilled Crafts and Maintenance category please have them go online and complete the survey.

Discussion:

No discussion was brought forth.
 

Announcements:

Rep. LaFontaine announced that there are still four university games remaining.  Rook is tonight, September 11,  horseshoe is Thursday, September 14,  bowling will be next Monday, September 18 and volleyball next Wednesday, September 20.  Awards picnic will be held on Wednesday, September 27.

Regent Pace announced that the next Board of Regents meeting will be this Thursday, September 13 at 9:00 a.m.  She also announced that this weekend is Parents' Weekend.

Rep. Harr announced that the Campus Giving Campaign kickoff ice cream social will be held tomorrow, September 12.

Rep. Nutter announced that MSU will hold Open Houses on the following dates:  September 23, October 21 and November 4.

Rep. Sammons announced that the September Fest starts next week.  It will be held Monday, September 18 - Thursday, September 21.  It begins at 7:00 p.m. in Button Auditorium.

Rep. McGinnis announced that the Capitol Steps Program is being held in Button.  Cost is $10.00 per person.

Rep. Nutter announced that today there will be a Diversity Forum at 4:00 p.m. in Reed Hall 419.

Rep. Sammons announced that the program Lost Boys of Sudan will be held tonight and tomorrow night, September 11 & 12.

Chair White announced that roofing of Alumni Tower will begin tomorrow, September 12.

Our next meeting is Monday, October 2 at 1:00 p.m.
 

Motion: To adjourn
  Proposed:  Rep. Colvin Seconded:  Rep. Sammons
Called for Vote: Passed


Minutes submitted by:  Lisa Caskey, Secretary