Staff Senate Minutes - June 14, 2005
10:30 a.m., Sisler Room - Memorial Student Affairs Building
Employee of the Month: Kristi Anderson, Grounds Team Leader, Facilities Management & Planning
Department of the Month: Phi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
Administrative: Cheryl Bressington, Audrey Kauders, Debbie Schroeder
Managerial/Professional: Brandon Benitz, Mark Morehouse, Dusty Newton
Service: Aaron Asay, Bruce Uden
Office: Jan Beerbohm, Dixie Larson, Joni Weed
Ex-Officio: John Lakey
Service: John Rinaker
I. Call to order – Bressington/Benitz
II. Adoption of Agenda - Larson/Uden
III. Minutes of May 17, 2005 meeting - approved with changes: Schroeder/Bressington
IV. Financial Report – Audrey reported on balance of both accounts – congratulated the Senate on a successful year. Dusty reported to the Senate that the Nameplates for the SAFE plaques are not yet paid for so the balance of $41.27 will probably be used before years end.
V. Correspondence - Lakey mentioned he had received an email from one of the recipients of the Office/Service Dependent Scholarships. Dusty then gave the committee the names of those recipients:
- Crystal Jacobson
- McKenzie Mitchell
- Allison Copple
Each recipient will receive $333.00 for the 05/06 Academic Year.
A thank you will be sent to Kathy Livingston for her excellent service to the Office/Service Committee
VI. Unfinished Business
A. Staff Senate Survey – It was determined by the committee to review the survey and determine what if any of the questions needed to be edited or deleted. The committee decided to use an emailed survey along with an incentive for employees to complete the survey. The committee then reviewed and made necessary changes. It was recommended that a sub-committee be created to update the Survey. The sub-committee, comprised of Larson, Beerbohm and Morehouse, will take recommendations made today, update, and send it to Deb and Aaron for creation of “email survey” for employees to complete. A target date of Mid-July is projected for completion. Uden suggested using some of the information from the Resource Guide as a “guideline” for ideas/suggestions for Staff Senate. Larson said we should begin taking portions of the Resource Guide and putting it in the newsletters. Weed will include in July newsletter.
B. Centennial Celebration Flyers to Staff - Dusty reported that all staff should have received the Centennial Flyer reminding them to attend the celebration.
C. Staff Senate Goals – Tabled until Staff Survey has been completed and a better understanding of the needs of staff.
VII. Committee Reports
A. Election – No Report
B. Employee Recognition Committee – Joni reported that Mark has now taken on the roll of Chair of the committee.
C. Performance Management Committee – No Report
D. Procedures Committee – No Report
E. Professional Development Committee – No Report
F. Office/Service Dependent Scholarship – No Report (See Correspondence)
G. Making a Difference – No Report
H. Mentoring – No Report
I. Information Technology Advisory Committee – No Report
J. Strategic Planning Committee – No Report
K. Centennial Committee – Dusty received an email from Kathy Livingston with a request to Staff Senate to “guard” the contents of the capsule once the items are removed. Several volunteered to “host”. Audrey offered plexi-glass cases from MONA to protect the items.
VIII. New Business
A. Security Training – Schroeder reported to the committee that we are guided by Federal Rules and Regulations to provide employees with Security Training. The University has a Security Officer (Michael Carr) that has agreed to present on ID theft to Administrative Council on Monday, July 18. Schroeder mentioned that Mr. Carr would be willing to present staff as well. Senate members decided that two different time choices would be best for staff. Mr. Carr will present on the same date at 10:30 and 1:30 with employees attending either workshop. Deb will arrange for location and announcements. Bressington asked that the public sector/community would be invited as well.
B. Seeking Volunteer to Edit EOM and DOM – Newton noted that ERC (Employee Recognition Committee) is in need of an individual to “edit” the write-ups for the EOM and DOM. Morehouse will visit with his committee members to see if someone is interested.
C. SAFE Awards – Lakey noted that the deadline for nominations is June 30. Two awards will be given. A reminder: this is our first award sponsored by TIAA. Only three had been received to date. He encouraged those in attendance as well as staff to submit nominations (following guidelines on website). Those previously nominated can be re-nominated and all staff is eligible to receive the award. NOTE: Executive Committee will select recipients.
A. Centennial Celebration – June 21, 2005, begins at 11:30.
B. Next Meeting – July 19, 2005, 10:30 a.m., - Nebraskan Student Union.
X. Adjourn - Morehouse/Kauders