June Staff Council Minutes


Bevan Burgamy

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 3:00pm
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 9:00am
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Staff Council


June 16, 2011


Present: Reese Cohn, Jen Maraziti, Erin Warnock, Greg Mahan, Tracy Norris, Bevan Burgamy, Lori Strawder, Jen Graham, Liz Havey, Janey McDade, Toi Franks, Coby Dixon, Tammie Burke and Paul Sanford.


Regrets: Tracy Norris


Guests: Gwen Lawrence, Ellen Paulish and Randy Monnett.

The meeting is called to order at 3:08.


The May Staff Council minutes are unanimously approved.


Treasurer's Report:

State: $469.00

Foundation: $383.40


The committee is looking to use remaining funds from FY11 to purchase shirts for delegates next year.

Jen displays two different logos for FY12 shirts for a vote. The group also votes on the shirt color between green and blue.

The official logo was chosen. The color chosen is blue. If delegates have not yet given their desired shirt sizes, please do so ASAP.


Committee Reports:

University Senate:  none


Staff Development:

Staff Development funds were well used this year.

A suggestion was made to host webinar trainings that would allow for many people to attend trainings offered.



A couple of motions and changes occurred this year.

Nominations and elections occurred in January.



The committee was only able to produce one newsletter.

The committee suggests that stricter deadlines are enforced next year to help get two newsletters out.


Special Projects:

FY11 Accomplishments include:

-          Potato Drop

-          Ed Weimer- budget sessions

-          Staff Appreciation Week


Sustainability Committee: None


Executive Committee:

President's Farewell event will be held on June 20th from 3-5 in the Magnolia Ballroom.


Shared Leave:

A proposal will be brought forward to Senate in the fall to institute a new shared leave policy that will benefit all employees.


Compensation Study:

A committee has been created and is in the beginning stages of hiring an outside contractor to do a compensation study. This study will look at where we can develop levels within positions to compensate people who remain in the same position for several years. This would improve employee morale and encourage people to improve their skill set.


Retreat update:

The committee has met twice. The date of the retreat will soon be confirmed but the hope is it will occur in early July. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The goal is to be on campus but away from campus. If you have ideas, please let the committee know.


Old Business: none


New Business:

A question was raised on the use of the depot when the new wellness center is open. Toi Franks will follow up on the question with the appropriate people on campus.


Question raised about paying for parking all year long though the parking is not monitored during the summer. Jen will follow up on what is being patrolled over the summer.


Jen will request that a Staff Council representative will serve on the search committee to fill the president's position.


The committee adjourns at 3:35.