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JANUARY 8, 2009
9:00 AM

The regular meeting of the Staff Senate was called to order on January 8, 2009 at 9:05 a.m. in the MUC International Room by Brian Lotz, President.

Announcements: Brian Lotz, President introduced the Human Resources Director Sherrie Senkfor to present the new Human Resources Web Site. Brian and Jesse accepted on behalf of the University Staff Senate a $500.00 donation from the Civil Service Banquet Committee for the University Staff Senate Scholarship Fund.

Present: Bartholomew, Downey, Dusenbery, Fetters, Gaffney, Gorsage, Hamil, Harris, Herbeck, Hicks, Kremer, Lotz, Mumphard, Pulley, Robinson, Senkfor, Stunkel, Wense,

Excused: Erb, Loring, McKaig, Candela, Schoenborn

Not Present:

Guest: Jackie Nash

Human Resources Director Sherrie Senkfor presented an update of the Human Resources Web Site. The hard copy will be on file in the University Governance office.

Presentation of check from the Civil Service Banquet Committee for the University Staff Senate Scholarship Fund


Brian Lotz, President called a recess at 9:45 a.m.

The meeting was called back to order at 9:55 a.m. by Brian Lotz, President.


Approval of December 4, 2008 Minutes: Bill Dusenbery made a motion to accept the minutes. Mike Hamil seconded. The motion carried.

Treasurer's Report: Jesse Harris gave the Treasurer's report as of 11-30-2008;

  • University Staff Senate Benefit 7,530.52
  • Faculty Development 169.19
  • Faculty for Collective Bargaining Sch. 1,439.43
  • University Staff Senate Scholarship 296.49
  • SIUE Faculty for Coll. Barg.Org.Sch. 14,418.24
  • Reserve (Faculty for Coll.Barg.Org.Sch. 0.00
  • University Staff Senate Sch. Endwment. 34,659.97
  • Reserve (USSS Endwmnt.) 798.19

TOTAL 59,312.03

Old Business:

Brown Bag Luncheon Series:

Jesse reported the Brown Bag Lunch went well and requested that the Senate possibly invite the SUAA representative to visit again. John Nehrt

from the Alton Social Security Office will be presenting in February and March. Other possible speakers were discussed for future lunches.

Other Old Business:

Todd Bartholomew past President, presented Kyle Stunkel with a plaque for her service as President in 2006 and 2007

New Business: There was a discussion on the following topics

  1. Transparency and exchange of information,
  2. Moving to a larger room for the regular meetings.
  3. University policies
  4. Dangerous ice on University Drive will be on the next Staff Senate Executive Committee agenda.
  5. Budget


Ex-Officio Reports:

Personnel (Sherrie Senkfor, Representative) presented today.

SURS/SUCSAC (Linda Wense, Representative) - next meetings are the 21st through the 23rd.

Panel Reports

Negotiated and Prevailing (Terry Downey and Greg Herbeck, Co-Chairs) Terry Downey made a motion to nominate Jackie Nash from East St. Louis Campus as a Negotiated and Prevailing Panel Member. Greg Herbeck seconded. The motion carried by acclamation.

Open Range -Mike Pulley - no report

Professional Staff - Jesse Harris - no report.

Satellite Campus Reports

Alton: Jackie Candela - no report

E. St. Louis: Janina Turley - no report

UPBC - Jesse Harris and Todd Bartholomew - The next meeting is the following Friday and will be about the budget. There could possibly be an increase in the original 2.5 rescission in the budget. Check for the minutes.

Policy Review Committee (Joe Loring, Chair) - no report.

Fundraising Committee - No report

Goals Committee - Kyle Stunkel had no report. She requested a copy of the Goals.

Newsletter - Mike Hamil reported March 15, 2009 as next deadline. Mike Pulley announced that Mike Hamil had the last newsletter done before he was out for his surgery. Suggestions for newsletter: How to write your Congressmen.

Council of Councils - Mike Pulley reported the Country Hearth Inn will be used for guest accommodations. Entertainment possibilities will be discussed at the next meeting. Brian relayed that Shrylene Langston, and Sherrie Senkfor offered assistance from Human Resources if needed. Danita Mumphard can possibly get Jazz entertainment. Cost of lunch will be submitted to Brian for payment Next meeting will be Tuesday, January 13, 2009.

Other Reports: no other reports

Adjournment: Mike Hamil made a motion to adjourn. The meeting was adjourned.

Approved February 5, 2009
Vicki Kruse
University Governance

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