Classified Employee Council Minutes

Minutes
5/18/99

Present: Robert Crouse, Marcia Hanifan, Robert Jenkins, Cheryl Layton, Pat Sherwood, Dan Starliper, Agnes Tabler (alternate), Shelley Tharp, Sally Urban, Anna Mary Walsh, Karen Wempe, Harry Young, GUESTS: Ken Harbaugh (former Council representative), Sandy Collier, Melinda Landolt, and Howard Seiler.

Dan Starliper called the meeting of the Council to order.

Dan reported classified employee appointees to the following:
Task Force on Alcohol: Joy Phillips
Presidential Commission (dealing with race, tolerance, understanding): Dale Hunter

He stated that hours needed for catastrophic leave for Vickie Kelch and John Myers has been donated by one of our employees who has resigned.

MINUTES:
It was MSP that the minutes of the April 13, 1999 meeting be approved as amended.

Election of Officers
Anna Mary Walsh, Chair
Sally Urban, Vice Chair
Pat Sherwood, Secretary

It was decided that the Council would meet on the second Thursday of the month, at 9AM. Harry Young would reserve the Cumberland Room.

ACCE:
see attached

SC BOARD OF ADVISORS:
Dan Starliper reported that, at the May 4th meeting, it was recommended to the Board of Directors to approve the Institute of Environmental Studies. It was also recommended that the Department of Physical Science be eliminated. This department will be merged with the Chemistry Department.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT:
Dan Starliper reported that of the original allotment of $19,612 for staff development, approximately $17,400 has been spent, leaving a balance of approximately $2,200. There was discussion regarding the use of these funds. MSP to endorse investigation of using funds to purchase a new cholesterol screening machine to be used for Health Fairs. Pat Sherwood will price units and report her findings to the Chairs of the Council and Staff Development.

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE:
Sandy Collier announced the individuals rewarded scholarship funds. MSP the Council award Scholarship Funds to Eric Gibson, son of Lexa Long, Library, and Mercedes Taylor, daughter of Phyllis Taylor, Admissions Department.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE:
No report.

STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE:
Melinda Landolt reports that the Strategic Planning Committee voted to accept the Shepherd College Mission Statement. It will now be sent to Executive Staff for approval. The committee will meet again in the fall.

OLD BUSINESS:

OVERTIME:
Clarification was requested and received regarding the Overtime Request Procedure. It was determined that the statement was correct as written in the April minutes. Overtime procedures are found on page 7 in the Classified Employees Handbook.

RACE FOR THE CURE:
Karen Wempe reports 39 individuals have signed up thus far. The Race is to be held June 5th, in Washington DC. Those representing Shepherd College have raised $2,000. Karen will be sending the last registrations on May 22. There is still room on the bus. Please call Karen for more information, ext. 5187.

NEW BUSINESS:

PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION:
Sally Urban reports the first meeting for the President's Committee (on race, tolerance, understanding) has met, and will not meet over the summer. However, everyone is encouraged to contact their representative with thoughts and ideas for objectives to be met by the commission. Doug Cooper and Linda Tate were named co-chairs. President Dunlop would like five initiatives developed addressing matters of equality and respect on the campus. Special care will be taken to avoid duplicating services already developed. Classified employees should contact Pat Sherwood with thoughts and ideas, ext. 5161.

FOLLOW UP:
Last year the Council requested that the RECORD be published over the summer, in a limited format, to keep everyone informed of job openings, summer programs, and camps on campus, library hours, etc. Anna Mary Walsh will follow up with Valerie Owens regarding this request.

REMINDER:
Release time is granted for Council meetings, and committee meetings. Make sure you notify your supervisor so this release time is credited to you.

COMMITTEES:
Anyone who is interested in serving on a committee (Scholarship, Staff Development, Special Events), please see your category representative or contact any officer. Nominations will be held at the June meeting.

TIP OF THE COUNCIL HAT to:

  • Melinda Landolt and Barbara Maxwell for their great representation to the Strategic Planning Committee. The council feels we were well represented.
  • Mary Beth Sibert, Scott Anderson, and Stacy Wright, and the Dining Hall staff for their fine efforts to coordinate this year's Classified Employees Luncheon.
  • The Shepherd College Jazz Ensemble for their musical contribution to the luncheon.
  • Fred Baer for donating all his sick leave to the catastrophic fund when he left for his new position.
  • The "retiring" Classified Employees Council representatives. Thanks for a job well done.

    WELCOMES:
    Aleli Diaz Library
    Alan Ingle Administration & Finance
    David Cage Maintenance

    FAREWELLS:
    Fred Baer Small Business Development Center

    Meeting Adjourned

    Next meeting June 10th, 9AM, in the Cumberland Room.

    Submitted

    Pat Sherwood


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