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UNIVERSITY STAFF SENATE

June 3, 2010

APPROVED MINUTES

The regular meeting of the Staff Senate was called to order on June 3, 2010 at 9:02 a.m. in the Morris University Center International Room by Brian W. Lotz, President.

Present: Bartholomew, Downey, Dusenbery, Erb, Harris, Herbeck, Hicks, Lotz, Miller, Pulley, Schoenborn, Stunkel, Turley; Panel: Gaffney, McKaig, Nash

Excused: Fetters, Gorsage, Hamil, Candela

Absent: Robinson

Announcements

Approval of Minutes

May 6, 2010: The minutes were approved as written.

Old Business:

SIUE Alternate Work Schedule Policy

Greg Herbeck, Chair of the Policy Review Committee brought the Draft 3/17/10 of the policy from Human Resources forward for approval with a motion to accept the proposal. There was a discussion. The motion was approved. A cover letter/Memo will be sent along with the policy as a matter of procedure.

New Business:

1. Lillian Kathleen was born to Michael Hamil and wife on May 29, 2010.

2. Resignation of Vicki Kremer was read by Brian Lotz. A copy of the resignation will be filed with the minutes.

3. SUAA Chapter meeting June 14, 12:30-2:00, Abbott Auditorium, Lovejoy Library, Linda Brookhart speaker

4. Council of Council Thank you certificates and a plaque to Michael W. Pulley, Chair of 2009 Council of Councils and Ice Cream Cabaret Thank you certificates were presented by Brian Lotz to members present.

Reports

Personnel: No Report.

SURS: No Report.

SUCSAC: No Report.

Negotiated and Prevailing:

Jeff Hicks reported that the issues are ongoing.

Todd Bartholomew reported that New York won a lawsuit against the furlough issue. They found that furloughs in regards to labor union contracts are unconstitutional.

Open Range:

No report.

Professional Staff:

No report.

Satellite Campus Reports

Alton

No report

E. St. Louis

William Dusenbery reported that the Charter High School is going through a major reworking. Pat Harrison retired after 35 years. Sandra Fields, Assistant Director is the Interim Director. Dr. Venessa Brown will be overseeing the changes at East St. Louis Campus. Head Start will sometime in the next year be getting their tri-annual review.

UPBC

No report.

Public Relations Committee

Newsletter
No report.

The Panels each need to make appointments and one Senate at large volunteer to the Public Relations Committee and forward names to William Dusenbery, Chair.

Policy Review Committee

Greg Herbeck reported meeting with Human Resources Director Sherrie Senkfor, last week. The Inclement Weather Policy is in Committee, now. Will people be informed when the policies go online? Brian will find out how the revised final policies will be shared to all employees and report back to the Senate.

Jesse B. Harris informed the Senate

  1. Errors and inconsistencies in the online published Graduate and Undergraduate catalogs and the hard copy catalogs that could have a negative effect on the student's expected time of graduation.
  2. Suggested that old Human Resources policies that supervisors and staff keep be shredded to eliminate the confusion between valid and invalid policies.
  3. Melanie suggested adding only the corrected pages to documents with errors instead of publishing new books.
  4. Jesse requested for Brian to ask the Chancellor about the possibility of making corrections that way, to eliminate extra costs and have valid documents online and as hardcopy.
  5. Other policies for example the student plagiarism policy which is confusing for the student and prevents the student from being proactive in his defense before a grade is given because of the procedure involved. Brian will mention to Student Senate President.

Scholarship Committee

Jesse B. Harris, Jr. conservatively recommended that $1,000 is available for the Fall Staff Senate Scholarship. Gail Erb made a motion that $1,000 will be available for the 2010 Fall Scholarship. Catherine Miller seconded. The motion was approved. Melanie Schoenborn will get the calendar together.

Fundraising Committee

Jesse B. Harris reported approximately $1,800 in BBQ receipts at the door. Jesse will give the Final report at next meeting. Jesse briefly went over some fundraising ideas in addition to the Ice Cream Cabaret such as the wine tasting at the Foundations which is still in the planning stages, telethon, another table at the Craft Fair and possibly an off campus event in Red Bud that Jesse and Bill will present to the Executive Board sometime in the future.

Goals Committee

No report.

Other Reports:

Parking & Traffic

William Dusenbery reported that with the lots being resurfaced to be aware of the schedule. Hang Tags will cost more next year.

Jesse B. Harris, Jr. thanked William Dusenbery and the Parking & Traffic Committee for staff parking spaces closer to the Student Success Center.

Adjournment

William Dusenbery motioned to adjourn. The meeting was adjourned at 10:08.

Approved as written on July 1, 2010 by the Staff Senate

Vicki Kruse

University Governance