UNIVERSITY STAFF SENATE
July 2, 2009 – 9:00 a.m.
Morris University Center Mississippi Room
The regular meeting of the Staff Senate was called to order on July 2, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. in the Morris University Center Mississippi Room by Brian W. Lotz, President.
Present: Senators: Bartholomew, Downey, Dusenbery, Fetters, Hamil, Harris, Herbeck, Lotz, Stunkel. Panel members: Gaffney, Gorsage
Excused: Candela, Erb, Kremer, Pulley, Schoenborn
Absent: Loring, Robinson, Scaturro, Turley
Approval of Minutes: Bill Dusenbery made a motion to approve the minutes as written. Jesse seconded. The motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report: Jessie Harris submitted the 5/31/09 Treasurer’s report for filing. The payment to Dining Services for the BBQ in the amount of $1,447.77 and the added $277.00 of the remaining BBQ receipts are reflected in the balance. Bill Dusenbery made a motion to accept the report and Terry Downey seconded. The motion carried.
Old Business: Brian Lotz reported the information about the WSIE radio station after speaking with the Chancellor regarding its status. Bill Dusenbery had brought it to the Senate’s attention last month about time coverage regarding 900 hour employees in the radio station. There were also questions about whether the music genre would remain jazz. There was a discussion about the Staff Senate supporting any efforts to keep the radio station at SIUE.
Other Old Business: Jesse Harris reported on the proposed Valentine Dinner Theater fundraiser. Greg Conroy and FOTAD declined the invitation to be partners for a fundraiser since the ticket pricing was in conflict with their present ticket pricing. The backup plan with Josh Douglas and partners of “Every Man’s Production” will be pursued. A representative will meet those in the Staff Senate interested today at 10:30 or 11:00.
New Business: none
Other New Business: Kyle Stunkel had a question about what exempt and non-exempt employee status is. There was a discussion and it was clarified that exempt means that SIUE is exempt from paying overtime and non-exempt is that SIUE is not exempt and must pay overtime to the employee with this status. There was discussion about the State of Illinois budget with no new news. It was suggested for the newly elected SURS representative from SIU to come to a senate meeting in the future to speak. Possibly be invited to Council of Councils.
Personnel – no report
SURS – no report
SUCSAC – no report
Negotiated and Prevailing: Todd Bartholomew thanked the carpenters and plumbers for helping resolve an issue in the Morris University Center. It was a matter of following procedure. In the future, the MUC administration will be conferring with Janice at Facilities Maintenance before anything is done. There was a discussion about Human Resources.
Open Range: no report
Professional Staff: no report
Satellite Campus Reports
Alton: no report
E. St. Louis: Bill Dusenbery mentioned that people could again see the fireworks from the parking lot at E. St. Louis campus.
UPBC: no report
Policy Review Committee: no report
Scholarship Committee: Terry Downey reported that he was stepping down from his position on the Scholarship Selection Committee and that Jack Nash would take his place. Terry will continue on the Faculty for Collective Bargaining Scholarship Selection Committee.
Fundraising Committee: above
Goals Committee: no report
Newsletter: Mike Hamil needs articles by middle of August. There was a discussion about the USS logo which Mike wants to use on the newsletter. The Governance Secretary requested for marketing to upgrade the current logo. Marketing suggested a new logo that would meet the SIUE marketing requirements. There are some exceptions in using logos and one of them may work for the USS logo; that being logos under Foundations used for fundraising. Since the logo is used for Staff Senate Scholarship fundraising, it was agreed that Brian would talk to Heather Kniffel in Marketing and Communications. There was also discussion about Print and Design getting the logo ready and using it separately and also using the new logo.
Council of Councils: Cindy Gorsage reported that Shrylene Langston has been working on donation letters to businesses for attendance prizes for the event. Cindy will get a dining services charge worked up for the Chancellor.
Adjournment: There was no further business so a motion was made by Mike Pulley to adjourn and Bill Dusenbery seconded. The meeting was adjourned at 10:30 a.m.
Approved as written August 6, 2009
Vicki Kruse/University Governance