Operating Staff Council
Minutes of Monthly Meeting
March 14, 2001 (rescheduled from March 7 due to snowstorm)
Council members present: Sharon Gordon, (chair) District 6; Lois Morris, District 11;
Shirley Norton, District 14; Belinda Camire, District 15; Flora Joyal, District 7,
Debbie Anderson (recorder) District 9.
Absent: Mark Bolton, District 1; Mark Ernst, District 5; Karin Coe, District 8 (on vacation);
Ginette Couture, District 13; Cathy Ebert, District 16; Dick Swasey, (vice-chair) member-at-large; Paul Dean, member-at-large.
Ex-Officios: Jen Vento, Campus Journal
February minutes- not approved-didn’t have a quorum present.
Sharon Gordon attended the University Governance Communications Council meeting. Some of the items discussed at the meeting were:
· The proposed pay increases for PAT and Operating staff
· The proposed Capital Development Plan that would provide $185 million for the University System to renovate and modernize teaching facilities over a 6 yr period
· Support from the PAT rep, EE rep, Faculty rep on the proposal for the donor sick leave pool. This issue was very high on everyone’s list. This is a concern of the entire campus community.
The University System Board of Trustees visited the campus on March 1 to meet with faculty,
Students and staff. A luncheon was held at the MUB and members of the PAT, OS, and Extension Educators councils were invited to attend. Those attending for the OS council were:
Sharon Gordon, Lois Morris, Shirley Norton and Debbie Anderson. It was an excellent opportunity to meet the Trustees and all who attended had a great time.
encourage Operating Staff personnel to serve. More communication between workers and their supervisors are needed to encourage people to want to serve on the council.
Communications-Due to an increased workload, Lois informed the council, that she will not be able to serve on a committee at this time. Lois will try to work on getting the voice-mail phone system on-line and operational.
Compensation/Benefits-The committee has only met one time. Waiting for a committee to be formed (probably of PAT and OS council) to work on the Donor Sick Leave Pool.
Development-nothing to report
Debbie Anderson, Recorder