Operating Staff Council

Minutes of Monthly Meeting

November 7, 2001


Council members present: Mark Ernst, District 5; Karen Mars, District 10; Karin Coe, District 8; Shirley Norton, District 14; Julie Johnson Dubois, District 11; Belinda Camire, District 15; Ginette Couture, District 13 (co-chair); Sharon Gordon, District 6 (chair); Erika Clifford, At-large; Darcy Azzarella, At-large; Marie Hanson, At-large; Debbie Anderson, District 9 (recorder)


Council members absent: Abby Archila, District 1;


Ex-Officios:      Janet Lathrop, Campus Journal

                        Janet Doty, HR representative


Guests:             Dan Reid, associate professor of management at the Whittemore School and chair of the Faculty Senate

                        Nicole Runde, new council member

The council voted to approve the October minutes.


Janet Doty, Human Resources representative

Friday, November 9 is the ending date for the Open enrollment for benefits. All forms need to be in to HR on the 9th.


TIAA-CREF representatives will be holding an evening session on campus on Wed. Nov. 14 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  For more information and to register call Sarah Sutherland at 1-800-842-2004.  The session is open to all staff and faculty.


Guest speaker:  Dr. Dan Reid, Chair, Faculty Senate

Dan Reid spoke about what the faculty senate is currently working on.  They are involved with the University’s Academic Strategic Plan and are working on an action plan for the goals listed in the Strategic Plan.  Also the senate is trying to build a sense of community around the campus.  The Senate will be hosting a series of afternoon lunches with other faculty members to get to know one another and see what other departments are doing.  Dan also discussed the proposed smoking & transportation polices as common issues for both the faculty senate and OS council.


Other discussion

Erika is currently working on updating the OS Council Web site. If you have any ideas please

contact Erika with your suggestions.


Sharon will be sending out the OS council ballots for the new year.


The December meeting will consist of accepting the nominees and election of a chair, vice-chair and a recorder. 


The meeting was unanimously adjourned.


Next meeting:            Dec. 5