Classified Employee Council Minutes

June 17, 2003

Present: Brenda Feltner, Tim Haines, Geraldine Hammond, Paula Scott, Dan Starliper, Peggy Swinston-Rivera, Patt Welsh, and Karl Wolf. Guests: Brian Hammond, Sara Maene, and Anna Mary Walsh. Not Present: Bonita Brooks, Steve Parrotte, Joy Phillips, Paul Schwan, Phyllis Taylor, and Deneatta Williams.

Tim Haines, chair, called the meeting to order.

It was M/S/P that the May 20, 2003, minutes and the May 13, 2003, special classified council meeting minutes be approved as distributed.

Advisory Council of Classified Employees
No report.

Board of Governors
Dan Starliper reported that the Board of Governors met on June 12, 2003. His report is attached. The next meeting will be July 10 at 2 p.m.

Staff Development
Peggy Swinston-Rivera reported that the current balance is $5,021.20. The following is a percentage breakdown of the staff development expenditures: travel - 40%; education - 50%; and, textbooks - 10%. With textbook costs only being 10% of expenditures, Nancy Roesel will take back to her committee to change the textbook reimbursement from 50% to 100% reimbursement if that is what the Council wants. It was M/S/P that Council members approve that the textbook reimbursement be 100% beginning with the next fiscal year.

No report.

Buildings and Grounds
No report.

No report.

Special Events
Anna Mary suggested that we set a tentative date for the fall welcome back breakfast. After discussion, it was decided that Wednesday, August 27, might be a good date. Anna Mary will check with the dining hall.

Karl Wolf announced that on Tuesday, August 19, at 5 p.m., the Hagerstown Suns will sponsor a college fair at the ballpark. The game will start at 7:15 p.m.

Old Business
No report.

New Business
Dan Starliper reported that last year after the Business Office sent a salary report containing the 2002-2003 pay raises, there were several personnel changes that resulted in the Business Office later running a new salary report. Human Resources had already sent out the Memorandums of Salary. Since the dollar amounts were in the $1-$4 range, new Memorandums of Salary were not done. When you get your Memorandum of Salary this year, your base salary may be a couple of dollars below the figure on last year's Memorandum. Your salary was not cut this year nor were you over paid last year. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources (Ext. 5299).

The housekeeping staff had numerous concerns: (1) They have fewer crew members but less time to clean each residence hall. (2) They feel that the residence halls are not getting properly cleaned. (3) The Westwoods apartments were left ridiculously filthy by the students. (4) Repair people who are now working in the residence halls make messes, then the housekeeping staff has to return to reclean. After much discussion regarding these concerns, it was M/S/P that Council recommends that the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Vice President for Administration and Finance allow the Residence Life staff and the housekeeping staff to meet to discuss the conditions of the residence hall buildings.

Council members thanked Tim Haines for the great job he did this past year as chair.

Brenda Feltner was commended for the excellent minutes she has taken as secretary for the Council for these past three years.

There being no further business, it was M/S/P to adjourn the meeting at 10:30 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Brenda J. Feltner
Classified Employees Council Secretary

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