Staff Senate Minutes - October 20, 1998
Employee of the Month: Brenda Kring, staff secretary for Industrial Technology in Otto Olsen.
Present: Dennis Choplin, Sue Downey, Dee Ellingson, Shelly Fleck, John Lakey, Kathy Livingston, Bonnie Mumm, Jane Sheldon, and Judy Spellman.
Absent: Rex Kendall, Anita Kucera, Stephen Robinson, Patty Sitorius.
Guest Speaker: In absence of Randy Haack - LB413 - Livingston/Mumm.
Initiative 413 is a proposed amendment to the state constitution to limit revenue rather than limit taxes. Spending would be based on 1999 tax rates. Fifty percent of the registered voters would be required to repeal this amendment if passed. It would dilute the power of the legislative and executive powers. Initiative 413 does include a sunset clause and could expire after 5 years. The Board of Regents does not support passage of Initiative 413.
- Call to Order - Vice Chair Mumm
- Adoption of Agenda - Livingston/Fleck
- Minutes of the September 15, 1998 meeting were approved as amended.
- Unfinished Business
- Homecoming Review - Mumm
Participation by staff members was appreciated in the UNK Homecoming Parade.
- Health Fair - Lakey
Over 200 people participated in the Health Fair. Surveys were sent to 720 people and over 450 were completed and returned for assistance in health care assessment.
- Staff Development - Brenda Kring
All employees are encouraged to attend the "Making a Difference Workshop." Information has been distributed campus wide. Employees can attend all or part of the workshops and luncheon.
- Budget - Mumm
A meeting with Chancellor Johnston and the executive committee of Staff Senate regarding the proposed budget was shared. Funding of the Employee of the Month and Kudos Award, brochure and copy charges will be continued. Special events will be handled on an individual basis.
- Committee and Search Reports
- Election - Livingston
The 1998 Staff Senate elections are final. Chancellor Johnston will notify the newly elected members. Thank you to all who agreed to serve.
- Performance Management - Livingston
A draft of the Evaluation/Salary process was distributed. Review the draft and return any changes or suggestions to Livingston in one week.
- Bylaws - Downey
The final copy of the Staff Senate Bylaws was handed out.
- New Business
- Town Meeting
A town meeting regarding Initiative 413 will be held on October 21, 1998 at 3:30 p.m. in Copeland Hall.
- Faculty/Staff Club
Staff Senate and Office Service Advisory Council will host Faculty/Staff Club on February 5, 1999.
Sue Downey submitted her resignation from Staff Senate. She has accepted a position at Virginia Tech.
- Adjournment - Livingston/Sheldon
November 17, 1998 meeting is at 10:00 a.m. in the Art Gallery of the Nebraskan.