GCSU Staff Council Minutes November 25, 2008

Staff Council

These minutes submitted by: Joe Windish on 12/11/08 at 10:53 AM.
Next meeting: December 16, 2008 at 3:00 PM, Bobcat Dining Room

Staff Council
November 25, 2008 Minutes

Attendance: Clyde Boone, Jr., Toi Franks, Liz Havey, Karen Higgs, Erin Lineberger, Jen Maraziti, Mandy Peacock, Gina Peavy, Judith Sanders, Monica Starley, Lori Strawder, Lori Watson, Erin Weston, Joe Windish

Regrets: Stacey Milner, Cindy Potts, Ed Tollison, Patti Weimer

Guests: Brandy Bell, Wendell Bloodworth, Bevan Burgamy, Wade Johnston, Sharon Spink, Dave Terrell,

1. Karen Higgs called the meeting to order at 3:03

2. Minutes were approved unanimously.

3. Treasurer•s Report • Toi Franks reported the balances: Foundation balance is $2,682.48; Staff Council account balance is $7,075.71 (less $1,000 held for budget giveback, $1,500 for reserve).

4. Committee Reports • Campus Connections: The program will start on January 1. It is voluntary for new hires, does not replace job training or skills enhancement. The goal is to match new employees with current experienced university employee for assistance with navigating the many information systems and campus resources available to all employees. Lori Watson made a motion that the bylaws committee consider making Campus Connections a standing committee. Gina seconded, commenting that the committee has been doing a great job. Passed unanimously.

5. Report from the Chair
a) Committee Assignments • Karen passed around the completed sign-up sheets. All committees are asked to meet and elect a chair by the next Staff Council meeting.
b) Holiday Family • Karen asked if anyone would be willing to step right in and chair the committee. Lori Watson gave an overview of the process. Holiday giving has been very successful. In discussion delegates wondered whether we should give to more than one family, adopt a university family, or continue the giving as before. Gina agreed to chair and proposed we adopt Early College. She will explore this further and we will decide how to proceed via email.
6. Announcements:
a) There will be a brown bag lunch with President Leland on December 11 from 11:30 to 12:30 in the Bobcat Dining Room.
b) The annual holiday celebration for faculty and staff will be held at the Old Governor•s Mansion on Friday, December 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.
c) The staff forum was very successful. Thanks to all who contributed questions.
d) Monica Starley gave an update on the campus Sexual Harassment Resource Group. The group will be offering training to help us all become better at listening, understanding and recognizing in order to make appropriate referrals. The training will be based in part on the Safe Space trainings that have been so successful on campus.

7. Old Business • none.

8. New Business • none.

9. Motion to Adjourn at 3:48.

Next Meeting • December 16, 2008, 3:00 pm, Bobcat Dining Room. This special date has been set due to the holiday. All regular meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 3.

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