Staff Senate Minutes - April 18, 2006
10:30 a.m., 310, Nebraskan
Administrative: Bressington, Kauders, Schroeder
Managerial/Professional: Benitz, Morehouse, Shaffnitt
Service: Geiger, Uden
Office: Beerbohm, Larson, Meier, Weed
Recognition of Employee of the Month – Brenda Paul, Testing Administrator, UNK Testing Center
Recognition of the Department of the Month – Human Performance Lab (will be presented at a later date)
I. Call to Order & Introductions- Benitz
Welcome to new Senators, Mike Geiger/Service, Fauneil Meier/Office, Jami Shaffnitt/Managerial and Professional
II. Adoption of Agenda – Kauders, Beerbohm
III. Minutes of March 28, 2006 meeting - Kauders, Uden
IV. Financial Report – Lakey reminded Senate to prepare budget for upcoming fiscal year – Kauders/Morehouse
V. Correspondence – None
VI. Unfinished Business
A. Past President/Ex-Officio President – issue of creating a position that will enable mentor” for the incoming President. Proposed is a one year appointment. Tabled until May meeting.
B. July Celebration – Planned for June 30 – 7:00 – 8:30 – Employee Recognition Committee will organize. Watch for further details.
VII. Committee Reports
A. Election – Larson reported that statistics from this year's elections showed a decrease in nominations but an increase in participation in both Office/Service and Administrative areas.
B. Employee Recognition Committee – Morehouse reported that the committee had to delay their meeting to Monday, April 24. Mark also reported that we NEED MORE NOMINATIONS for both EOM & DOM. Lakey said there is a new nomination that Mark should be receiving. Uden asked if previous nominations that had not been selected should be re-submitted. Weed encouraged any previous nominations that for some reason or another had not been selected should be re-submitted for consideration.
C. Performance Management Committee – Lakey reported to the Senate that the Board of Regents determined that a standard Grievance Policy should be in effect for all staff. The New Grievance Policy http://www.unk.edu/admin/vcbf/policy/5.0/index.php?id=9542 is intended for all staff who are not covered by other grievance policies for discrimination. Employees who believe they may have a grievance are encouraged to contact the Human Resources Department at their campus or administrative unit for assistance with interpretation or implementation of this policy.
D. Procedures Committee – No Report
E. Professional Development Committee –
- Making a Difference Subcommittee – will not be taking place this next fall. The Public Sector Group will be dissolved as of December. The committee is working on new ideas that can be used in the work place.
The Loper Office Make Over will be unveiled April 26, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Graduate Office Admissions Reception Area).
The New U Make Over will be May 3 – 4:00 – 5:00 in the Human Performance Lab.
The Poker Walk is scheduled for June 15.
- Mentoring Subcommittee – Administrative Professional Day Pots are still on sale through Friday of this week.
F. Office/Service Dependent Scholarship Committee – Lakey reported that the $1000.00 scholarship has been awarded but at this time he had not been given the name(s) of recipient(s).
G. Information Technology Advisory Committee – Schroeder reported the committee is meeting this afternoon.
H. Strategic Planning Committee – Schroeder reported the Committee has completed the Strategic Plan. The committee now will follow up with what needs to be done to accomplish what we said we would do. If there are any suggestions, something missing, or any other thoughts you might have to better the plan please feel free to email Deb. Although the committee has completed its task the committee will continue to meet. At this time the committee is asking current members if they wish to continue. Nominations are currently being accepted. The committee is asking for a 2 year commitment.
VIII. New Business
A. Election of Officers – A call for nominations – none
New officers are: President: Brandon Benitz
Vice President: John Rinaker
Secretary: Joni Weed
Treasurer: Audrey Kauders
B. Faculty/Staff Professional Conduct Committee - Deb Schroeder and Audrey Kauders were appointed to represent staff. The committee purpose is to investigate and make recommendations of any claims of professional misconduct by faculty, administrators or managerial/professional employees.
C. Recognition of out going Senators; Dusty Newton and Dixie Larson
A. Next Meeting – Tuesday, May 16th @ 10:30 a.m. Nebraskan Student Union, Room 310.
B. REMINDER: Monday, April 24, Celebration of Excellence
X. Adjourn – Meeting was adjourned at 11:45 p.m. – Morehouse, Beerbohm