Operating Staff Council

Minutes of Monthly Meeting

June 6, 2001


Council members present:  Flora Joyal, District 7; Karin Coe, District 8; Cathy Ebert Rudd, District 16; Dick Swasey, (vice-chair) at-large; Sharon Gordon, (chair) District 6; Mark Ernst, District 5; Ginette Couture, District 13; Debbie Anderson , (recorder) District 9; Belinda Camire, District 15.


Absent:  Shirley Norton, District 14.


Ex-Officios:      Jen Vento, Campus Journal

                        Janet Doty, Human Resources representative

                        Gregg Sanborn, President’s office


May minutes approved


Sharon started the meeting and introduced 5 prospective members to the

Council.  They would be voted in August if they choose to serve on the council.


Janet Doty- Human Resources Representative

Pay Transition – 8 informational meetings were scheduled on campus to inform Operating Staff of the changes.  150 people attended the meetings.


Discussion items

Dick Swasey  Dick addressed the council with some of his concerns regarding

Salaries.  He feels the council should have input into how the raises are decided.

Could get some input from other campuses, Keene, etc. Merit and equity portions are another area to focus on. Possibly get feedback from out constituents on Merit raises.


Donation of sick pool time-

Committee is being formed-need to check with David Butler on status.


Thank-you’s to campus people

Pick an area on campus and say thank-you – council would send out a letter to that

Area, dept. Will start in August and brainstorm for ideas, suggestions.


Response to OS flyers

Was overwhelming- 5 prospective members visited our June meeting.


Committee Reports:

Compensation & Benefits-Ginette -still waiting to hear for meeting to be scheduled, still getting feedback from constituents on sick leave pool.  Will look into getting more info

on raises (ATB, equity & merit).  Possibly have an orientation for employees after 2, 3 or 5 years to check on our benefits.


Communications – Flora- committee hasn’t met, still working on OS web site.


Meeting was unanimously adjourned .


Respectfully submitted, Debbie Anderson


Next meeting: August 1