Staff Senate Minutes - September 20, 2005
10:30 a.m., Room 310, Nebraskan Student Union
Employee of the Month: Fauneil Meier, Staff Secretary III, International Center
Department of the Month: Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity
Administrative: Bressington, Schroeder
Managerial/Professional: Benitz, Morehouse
Service: Asay, Rinaker, Uden
Office: Beerbohm, Larson
I. Call to order - Vice President Benitz
II. Adoption of Agenda - Bressington/Morehouse
III. Minutes of August 9, 2005 meeting approved - Rinaker/Uden
IV. Financial Report – No Report
V. Correspondence - Thanks yous from SAFE Award winners
VI. Unfinished Business
a. Homecoming Parade Float - Bressington reported that children from the Child Care Center will be riding in the float again this year. Riders and walkers are needed to help distribute candy. A truck from facilities will be used again this year. Bressington will be sending out a “recruitment e-mail" the week prior to the parade.
b. Date for Staff Recognition and Celebration in January - Benitz announced a request from Dee Ellingson, Chair of the Mentoring Subcommittee that this event be combined with a mentoring recognition. The event will be held on January 4, 2006 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m
VII. Committee Reports
A. Election – No Report
B. Employee Recognition Committee – Morehouse announced that the committee had met and selected Employee and Department of the Month winners. Lakey announced that Tim Danube was recognized as a KUDOs recipient at the Board of Regents meeting held Friday, September 16, 2005.
C. Performance Management Committee – No Report
D. Procedures Committee – No Report
E. Professional Development Committee – Bressington advised that Loper Office Makeover and Personal Makeover Information would be coming in October. Bressington further reported that the Personal Makeover will include health and wellness as part of the makeover. The contest would begin soon so that the winners would have the option to participate in an exercise/weight control regimen.
F. Office/Service Dependent Scholarship – No Report
G. Making a Difference – Bressington reported that Julie Burney will be speaking at a morning and afternoon session on October 18th. The subject will be Gender Benders. Bressington encouraged members and asked supervisors to encourage their staff members to register and attend. Brochures should be coming out in the next week.
H. Mentoring – a. Benitz - Mentoring Committee is looking at some new promotional items to promote the Mentoring program and UNK. Benitz also announced that due to scheduling conflicts the Mentoring Committee will not be doing a Boss's Day Promotional Activity.
I. Information Technology Advisory Committee – No Report
J. Strategic Planning Committee – No Report
K. Centennial Committee – No Report
VIII. New Business
A. Faculty Staff Club - Staff Senate will host Faculty Staff Club on April 7, 2006. Details will be planned closer to the event.
B. Professional Conduct Committee of Faculty Senate - Lakey stated that since the Professional Conduct Committee is designed to represent administrative, faculty or managerial/professional staff members, the members are to be from those service groups. Therefore Joni Weed (an office representative) will have to be replaced on the committee. Weed will continue to serve until a current issue is resolved. Lakey will ask Anita Kucera to serve. If she does not, Asay volunteered to serve. Asay is eligible to serve as his position was recently upgraded to managerial/professional and according to Staff Senate by-laws, Asay will serve out the remainder of the Staff Senate year.
C. Open Floor - Bressington asked Staff Senate members to complete the recently mailed Climate Surveys and return them in the envelope provided. Results should be ready by the end of the year.
A. Next Meeting – October 11, 2005, 10:30 a.m., - Nebraskan Student Union 310. Meetings are open to all UNK employees.
B. Student Government/RHA Forum - Open Forum on new residence halls is scheduled for September 21, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. in the Ponderosa Room
C. Centennial Gala - September 20, 2005 6:00 p.m. Ponderosa Room
D. Homecoming - October 1, 2005 - UNK vs Adams State. Beerbohm invited Senate members to support the Fire Hall Pancake Feed beginning at 7:00 a.m. that day.
X. Meeting Adjourned - Beerbohm/Morehouse