Present: Sally Andrews, Kathy Atkinson, Regina Ayers, Glenda Barton, Charlie Black, Devonia
Cage, Gary Carman, Linda Clark, Sherry Crone, Marie Dockter, Lorene Flowers, Gary
Fortner, Brenda Gray, Barbara Harris, Mary Harris, Nancy Hollingsworth, Diana Humphrey,
R. C. Johnson, Jennifer Joyner, Kathy Kolby, Ronald MacDonald, Amy Martin, Larry Mayes,
Becky McCoy, Beverly McMillan, John Melton, Janice Morganfield, Lynn Owens, Jane Perrello,
Cathy Philpot, Jim Selbe, Patty Simonton, James Singleton, Michelle Stout, Shepard
Taylor, Maurice Williams, Carolyn Zoccola
Absent: Oscar Collier, Jimmy Craft
Excused: Cathy Awsumb, Johnny Barnes, Verlinda Franklin, Hazel Haywood, Edward Orio, Bernice
- Meeting was called to order at 9:31 AM
- Roll called.
- September minutes were approved.
- Committee Reports:
Finance: Maurice Williams stated that we had an expenditure of $102.13 for copying charges
and a balance of $3,805.87
Election: Glenda Barton reported that a special election will be held for the positions that
have been vacated recently.
Issues and Review: Jennifer Joyner reported that there was a situation that an employee's position was
upgraded after the appeal's process of the Compensation Study, but the employee has
been told that she will not be receiving retroactive pay. This committee will also
be looking at the policy in Human Resources of an employee who has been in a position
less than six months moving to a new position with the current supervisor's approval.
Cathy Philpot and Carolyn Zoccola volunteered to serve on this committee
Standing Committees: Facilities & Services: Gary Carman- No Report.
Traffic & Parking: Michelle Stout reported the committee met and the priority system will continue to
look at rank at the same way it does now. If an employee moves from priority parking
to general parking and then wants to return to priority parking, their points would
have to be reviewed and they could be affected. The new parking garage will be open
January instead of November.
Safety: James Singleton volunteered to serve on this committee
IT Planning & Policy Council: Michelle Stout--No Report
IT Administrative Advisory Committee: Marie Dockter--no report
Bookstore Committee: Carolyn Zoccola--she contacted Danny Felker because the committee did not meet last
year. A new manager is being hired for the bookstore and the committee should be more
active next year.
Food Services: Patty Simonton--No Report
Public Records: Need a volunteer
Fee Refunds & Appeals: Beverly McMillan volunteered to serve on this committee
- Old Business: No old business was discussed
- New Business:
Michelle Stout will be doing the Staff Senate Web Page.
Jim Selbe discussed the Strategic Plan through 2005. This plan will be reviewed when
funding is considered for the University over the next few years. Copies of the Strategic
Plan for 1995-2000 were made available to the senators. He asked that the staff give
input to him regarding the University's mission statement. A copy of the proposed
mission statement had been e-mailed to the senators prior to the meeting and senators
were asked to disseminate the information to their constituents and ask for feedback.
He stated that he had received some replied from some of the senators. There will
be a web site link on the Staff Senate Web Site. This mission statement should be
completed by October 24th. At the President's request, "research" has been added to the mission statement.
The committee has been very careful in their wording of the statement because of the
current tax situation. Dr. Rawlins has initiated Five Destination Areas: 1) undergraduate
education with emphasis on character and integrity, 2) international initiatives,
3) information technology, 4) health related issues, 5) performing arts. There are
currently university officials paired with external members of the community to serve
on various committees representing these areas. He also stated that SCB Technology
has agreed to redo the University web site.
Past President Ginny Reed was recognized and presented with a certificate and a plaque
for her hard work and dedication to the Staff Senate.
- President's Remarks: New senator packets have been sent out. If any senators have
questions about the information, please contact Jennifer Joyner.
Diane Cooper was present and passed out Career Associate Applications and announced
the Career Associate's Craft Fair to be held Wednesday, October 27 in the University
Next scheduled meetings: November 18, 1999
- Meeting was adjourned at 10:17 AM and the senate enjoyed cake in honor of Ginny Reed.