Classified Employee Council Minutes

Minutes
April 15, 2003

Present: Present: Bonita Brooks, Brenda Feltner, Tim Haines, Geraldine Hammond, Paul Schwan, Dan Starliper, Peggy Swinston-Rivera, Peg Swisher (alternate), Agnes Tabler (alternate), Patt Welsh, and Karl Wolf. Guests: Ken Harbaugh and Nancy Roesel. Not Present: Steve Parrotte, Joy Phillips, Paula Scott, Phyllis Taylor, and Deneatta Williams.

Tim Haines, chair, called the meeting to order.

It was M/S/P that the March 18, 2003, minutes be approved as distributed.

Advisory Council of Classified Employees
Tim Haines reported that ACCE will meet on May 8, and Ken Harbaugh will probably attend that meeting. Tim stated that Margaret Buttrick and Bruce Walker from the Policy Commission office sent out "Suggestions for Implementing H.B. 2224 Provisions Related to Staff Councils."

Patt Welsh questioned why some of our IT staff is in Category 4, secretarial/clerical. Dan Starliper stated that Shepherd accepted the statewide EEO categories established by the Job Evaluation Committee (JEC), and statewide these IT job titles were put in Category 4.

Board of Governors
Dan Starliper reported that there was no meeting. The next Board meeting will be May 8 with committees convening at 2 p.m. Dan encourages all classified employees to attend a Board meeting. The salary policies should be coming up.

Staff Development
Nancy Roesel reported that the committee considered reimbursing textbooks at 100%, but this is still up in the air. Her committee would like to table this issue until next year's budget is allocated.

Scholarship
Peg Swisher reported they have not met. She is waiting for Krisy Bell to get back with her regarding the scholarship applications.

Buildings and Grounds
Ken reported that he was unable to attend the last meeting. The next meeting will be Thursday afternoon. He asked if there were any items that he needed to bring before the committee. Items mentioned were the following: (1) Ikenberry Hall windows need to be washed; (2) painting the entranceway doors of McMurran and Knutti Halls (these doors are an eyesore to prospective students and parents visiting our campus); and (3) the progress on the new bridge.

Safety
Peggy Swinston-Rivera distributed the April 3, 2003, Safety Committee minutes. She reported that they spent most of the time discussing and revising the Hazard Report and the Accident Report forms. Karl Wolf asked if the crosswalk lights were working, as he traveled by them one day and didn't think they were. Items mentioned for Peggy to take back to this committee were the following: (1) more spotlighting on the crosswalks so that the students could be seen; (2) more crosswalk signage pointing towards the crosswalk; (3) the town still needs to paint some of its crosswalks to make them more visible; and (4) it was suggested that Council send a letter to the mayor and town council requesting that these crosswalks be painted.

Special Events
Ken Harbaugh said that they just need to know if there are any events anyone knows about to boost classified employee morale. Please R.S.V.P. to Anna Mary if you are attending the annual classified employees luncheon meeting on April 17.

Old Business
Tim reported that there is nothing in H.B. 2224 that states that the Council chair cannot vote. At the annual meeting, he will ask for a motion to suspend the Classified Employees Constitution to put in an amendment regarding this issue.

New Business
Dan Starliper distributed a draft of the 2003-2004 holiday schedule. It was M/S/P to accept the proposed holiday schedule.

The question was raised as to whether anything had been decided regarding the proposed parking fee increases. Karl Wolf asked if that proposal had been presented to the faculty senate. No one seemed to have definitive answers to either question.

The next Council meeting will be Tuesday, May 20, at 9 a.m. in the Blue-Gray Room.

There being no further business, it was M/S/P to adjourn the meeting at 9:52 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Brenda J. Feltner
Classified Employees Council Secretary


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