Staff Senate Minutes - January 17, 2006
10:30 a.m., Room 310, Nebraskan Student Union
Employee of the Month: Carmen Brewer, Enrollment Records Specialist III, Registrar's Office
Department of the Month: Family Studies Program
Administrative: Kauders, Schroeder
Managerial/Professional: Benitz, Morehouse, Newton
Office: Beerbohm, Larson, Weed
Service: Geiger, Rinaker
I. Call to order - President Newton
II. Adoption of Agenda - Kauders/Weed
III. Minutes of December 20, 2005 meeting approved - Kauders/Benitz
IV. Financial Report – Kauders reported on balance of accounts. Kauders reported a $200.00 donation to Staff Senate. At this time the party wishes to remain anonymous. The Senate discussed how to recognize the donation and it was determined that the funds would be set aside for Staff Recognition and that the Employee Recognition Committee would determine its' use. Benitz requested the status of the balance of the Foundation Account. Lakey will check with the Foundation.
V. Correspondence - None
VI. Unfinished Business
With the Resignation of Aaron Asay from the Senate, the Election Committee returned to the ballots and determined that Dawn Adams was next on the ballot for senate membership. Dawn declined so Mike Geiger was the next on the ballot and has accepted to finish Asay's term which expires April, 2006.
VII. Committee Reports
A. Election – Elections will be held in March with Officers attending the April meeting for induction and report for their first official meeting in May
B. Employee Recognition Committee – Morehouse reported that the committee will be meeting January 26 to select March and April's EOM & DOM. The committee has received two new EOM nominations but no new DOM nominations. February's EOM and DOM have been selected. Weed requested volunteers for the Treat Box - March: Dixie; April: Jan; May: Brandon
C. Performance Management Committee – No Report
D. Procedures Committee – No Report
E. Professional Development Committee – Dee Ellingson is going to apply for Pepsi Funds again. We lost our previous funding source for “Making A Difference.” Previously, it was a joint event between Staff Senate and Public Sector Cooperative, however the PSC are no longer going to provide funding for the speaker, so we are own our own - which pretty much makes this year a “make or break” year. Dee is going to ask for $2000 to cover expenses, the speaker, and etc. Dee is also going to apply for $200 for the Poker Walk which will be held June 15. The exact time is not yet set, but we are shooting for a time similar to last year, which was late morning into the early afternoon - essentially over the lunch break. Finally, Dee is going to apply for $200 for the receptions for Loper Office Makeover and the New U Makeover. The Loper Office Makeover winner has been selected and it is the work area leading into the Graduate office. Linda Johnson applied for the Makeover and won it for the part-timer's office area. The New U Makeover winners are Wilma Heinowski and Wade Willey. They are currently undergoing their 6-month makeover with the results to be unveiled May or June.
F. Office/Service Dependent Scholarship – Beerbohm reported a total of $542 was raised through the recent foundation drive. Awarding of scholarship begins March 1 with the deadline of February 1st for application. The Can Recycling Program will continue this year however we will be offering the drive quarterly hoping that more individuals will bring their can to recycle.
G. Making a Difference – No Report
H. Mentoring – is looking at doing something for Administrative Professional's Day, April 26. Deliveries will be made on or about the 24th.
Staff Recognition Day - involved both Professional Development and the Mentoring Committees. Our count was 113 in attendance versus 90-100 last year.
I. Information Technology Advisory Committee – No Report
J. Strategic Planning Committee – No Report
VIII. New Business
A. Staff Recognition Day - Congratulations to the Professional Development and Mentor Advantage Committees on a successful Staff Recognition. The Chancellor enjoyed his birthday very much!
B. Friday Afternoon Club - Staff Senate will be hosting the event on April 7 - a thought would be to ask Clayton to play during the event.
Next Meeting – February 21, 2006, 10:30 a.m., Nebraskan Student Union 310. Meetings are open to all UNK employees. The Chancellor will be our special guest.
X. Meeting Adjourned