Staff Council Minutes 02-21-2017

Recorder: 

Brittany McClure

Recorder's Full E-Mail Address: 
Groups audience: 
Date meeting was held: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 2:30pm
Next Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 2:30pm
Location of Next Meeting: 

Library Conference Room 302

Attendance: 

Attendance:

 

 

Members “P” denotes Present,  “A” denotes Absent,   “R” denotes Regrets

P

Millie Dempsey, Chair

R

Darryl Richardson

P

Evita Shinholster, Vice Chair

P

Cindy Purcell

P

Brenda Deal, Treasurer

P

Kristy Johnson

P

Brittany McClure, Secretary

P

Drew Bruton

P

Daniel McDonald, Chair Emeritus

P

Wanda Johnson

R

Cassie Martin

P

Laverne Renfroe

P

Michael Watson

P

Sara Cordova

P

Hayley Dingess

 

 

Guests:

 

 

Italicized text denotes information from a previous meeting.

 

 

 

*Denotes new discussion on old business.

 

 

Agreements: 

Agenda Topic

Discussions & Conclusions

Action or Recommendations

Follow-Up

{including dates/responsible person, status (pending, ongoing, completed)}

         I.           

I. Call to order

Meeting called to order by Millie Dempsey at 2:32 p.m.

 

 

      II.           

Approval of Agenda

 

Motion: Brenda Deal

Second: Evita Shinholster

 

 

 

   III.           

III. Approval of Minutes

Motion: Daniel McDonald

Second: Laverne Renfroe

 

 

 

   IV.           

IV. Treasurer’s Report

Operating Budget of $3,000. New balance of $925.12.

 

Foundation Account of $2,500. New balance of $2,067.06.

 

Staff Development Budget of $7,000. New Balance of $3,747.00.

There was an error in the operating budget balance in the previous meeting.

 

      V.           

V. Old Business

 

 

 

1.      

Celebration of Excellence

We will be sending out the nomination form and the save-the-dates out soon.

 

 

 

2.      

Staff Appreciation

This year’s staff appreciation will not be a week-long event. Next year, we might have more funds to accommodate a longer appreciation event.

 

 

 

3.      

Voting for Executive Committee Members

2017-2018 Executive Committee Members

Evita Shinholster- Chair

Wanda Johnson- Chair Elect

Sara Cordova- Secretary

Cindy Purcell- Treasurer

 

 

4.      

Executive Committee Training

 

 

 

Millie encouraged the new executive committee members to train with the current executive committee members. Brittany McClure is leaving early and Sara will continue out her year as secretary.

 

 

5.      

Senate bylaw changes

Changes to Senate Bylaws

Motion-Drew Bruton

Second-Brenda Deal

 

 

 

   VI.           

New Business

 

 

 

 

1.      

Wellness Committee w/ Laura Childs

Laura Childs, the campus wellbeing liaison, came and spoke about the employee wellbeing initiatives throughout the USG. The USG wants every employee to participate.

 

The vision is to create a system wide culture and environment of well-being. The goals are to create campus cultures of caring, be an employer of choice, improve productivity, and reduce absenteeism.

 

The USG developed Money Mondays and Healthy Trails. Visit http://usgwellbeing.healthtrails.com. There is a kickoff event for Healthy Trails on March 2nd at 11-12:30. Dr. Dorman will speak and lead the 20 minute walk. There will be healthy snacks and beverages at the end of the walk.

 

The Wellness Committee will resend the institutional wellness survey.

 

2.      

University Senate Seats

The nominations for Senate seats are

 

RIPC- Evita Shinholster, Haley Dingess, Christopher Newsome, Kelby Lamar

 

SAPC- Wanda Johnson, Bill Doerr, Brenda Deal

 

 

 

3.      

Civility Workshop Series

There are a few classes being offered in the civility workshop series. Contact Jennifer Birch for more information.

 

 

 

4.      

Foundation Fund Proposal

Millie met with Monica Starley and is in the process of making a proposal to increase our foundation funds in order to pay for staff appreciation events with food.

 

 

 

5.      

RIPC Update

The shared sick leave policy is undergoing changes. The sick leave policy now has a cap at 80 hours a year. Participants wouldn’t need to enroll again every year during open enrollment period as long as they have 40 hours of sick leave.

 

Parking- GC is leasing a lot to add 23 more parking spaces with a P permit on West Thomas Street.

 

 

 

 

 

6.      

Senate Update

Dr. Dorman’s university address will be February 24th at 2 p.m. The chief of police search is almost completed. Susan Allen has requested an additional parking task force of 7 members to tackle the parking issues on campus.

 

The Montessori school is accepting applications. The school will accept children 6 week olds to pre-kindergarten. Opening date is August 2017.

 

 

 

 

 VII.           

Standing Committee Reports

 

 

 

 

 

Executive Committee

The Executive committee met the previous week and discussed agenda items.

 

 

 

Bylaws Committee

There were 85 ballots for staff council nominations (83 electronic, 2 paper).

 

Academic Affairs: Cason Kelley, Courtney Manson, Natalie Everett

 

At Large: Margaret Brown

 

Admin Services & Campus Operation: Christopher Newsome, Sandra Brown.

 

 

 

 

Staff Development Committee

The April 15th deadline is coming up. Cindy hasn’t been able to get a hold of Anna Lumpkin regarding the CPR classes offered through Public Safety.

-Post staff development application deadline to Facebook.

 

Special Projects Committee

The Staff Appreciation Night at the basketball game was a success! The committee will need help with the Celebration of Excellence event.

 

Send pictures of night to Haley for the Facebook page.

 

Communications Committee

Haley has a list of things to post to the Staff Council Facebook page.

 

 

 

VIII.           

VII. Announcements

There will be a conflict resolution training offered through Human Resources in March. It is an all day workshop.

 

 

 

   IX.           

VIII. Adjournment

 

Motion: Daniel McDonald

Second: Haley Dingess

Adjourned at 3:35 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Distribution (as determined in committee operating procedure – one possibility given):             

First:       Send to Staff Council members      

 

 

 

 

 

Approved by: ___________________________________

Tentative agenda of next meetings: 

Staff Council Meeting Agenda

21 March 2017

Location: Library Conference Room 302

 

Time

Agenda Item and Presenter

Vote Required

2:30

1.     

Call to Order – Millie Dempsey, Chair

NO

 

2.     

Approval of Agenda

3.     

Approval of Minutes

YES

YES

2:35

4.     

Treasurer’s Report- Brenda Deal, Treasurer

NO

2:40

5.     

Old Business

 

 

·        

Senate Representatives

·        

Celebration of Excellence Update

·        

RPIPC Parking Allocation Policy Update

 

NO

NO

NO

3:00

6.     

New Business

 

 

·        

Special Guest: Carol Ward-OneUSG

·        

Opportunities for Staff

-3Rs4All Listening Sessions-Office of Inclusive Excellence

-Technology Sessions-Innovation Station

-Basic Technology Class- March 22

 

NO

NO

3:25

4.     

Standing Committee Reports

NO

 

I.                   

Executive Committee: Millie Dempsey, Chair

II.                 

Bylaws & Elections Committee: Michael Watson

III.               

Staff Development Committee: Cindy Purcell

IV.               

Special Projects Committee: Wanda Johnson

V.                 

Communications Committee: Haley Koger

 

3:50

5.     

Announcements

NO

3:55

6.     

Open Discussion

NO

4:00

7.     

Adjourn

YES

 

Upcoming Staff Council Dates

·        

Executive Staff Council Meeting: Tuesday, April 11, 2:30 p.m. in Auxiliary Services Conference Room

 

·        

Staff Council Meeting: Tuesday, April 18, 2:30 p.m. in Library Conference Room 302