Staff Senate
January 15, 1998

 Absent: Charlie Black, Steve Canaday, Gary Carman, Joan Cesari, Ginny Davis, Hope Eubanks, Linday Heide, Janice Hines, Ethel Moore, Lavonie Perry-Claybon, Bernice Richardson, and Michelle Stout

Excused: Glenda Barton, Sam Brackstone, Carol Brown, Gracie Cato, Steven Conlee, Diane Cooper, Verlinda Franklin, Linda Hall, Lonnie Latham, and Ronnie Logan

1. The meeting was called to order and roll was called.

2. The November minutes were approved. There were no minutes for December due to lack of a quorum.

3. Committee reports:

Finance Committee: Harry Flowers stated the senate account balance is $5,343.25.

Election Committee: None

AD-Hoc Bylaws Committee: Will call a meeting soon.

Issues Review Committee: None

Standing Committees:

Traffic/Parking Authority: None

Safety Committee: None

IT Policy Committee: None

IT Admin. Advisory Com.: SCT will be invited back to an IT Administrative Advisory Committee meeting to discuss the changeover and where the University is in the changeover.

Bookstore Committee: None

Campus School Committee: Dr. Geri House is taking the recommendation before the school board. They hope to have a full report this month.

4. Old Business: Operation Feed 1997 awards will be presented in March. The 1998 kick-off campaign will be held at the reception for Academic Affairs, the 1997 overall winner.

5. New Business:

The question was posed concerning the raising of the purchasing limit from $500. The group was advised that a new purchasing limit of $1,000 has already been proposed and is in the hands of TBR.

Ms. Mary Ann Camp will attend the February meeting.

For the latest pay increase, everyone employed on December 31, 1997 received the 2% increase unless otherwise notified. For Biweekly paid employees, the pay increase for January 1 and 2 will appear on the February 6th check.

The Tennessee Board of Regents will be on campus March 26-27, 1998.

House Representative Lois Deberry will speak at the University Center, February 1, 1998 at 5:00 p.m. for the University's Life Time Achievement Award in honor of Mr. Aurthur Holmon. After discussion, an organized writing and calling campaign to your state legislator was strongly encouraged to let them know that Higher Education has been neglected. Enclosed are their telephone numbers and E-mail addresses.

The Meerkat Award is a new awards program and everyone is encouraged to nominate deserving individuals. You should have received more information through the mail.

6. Next Meeting is scheduled for February 19, 1998.
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