Thursday, February 1, 2007 – 10:00 A.M.
LOCATION: Clark Memorial Library, Room 110
Call to Order
Posted on web
Sign-in sheet circulated/19
Approval of Minutes Denise
Brockett made motion to approve
Sherry Scott seconded the motion
Chair/Executive Board Report
VP Steve O’Roarke asked about timesheet
questions; there were none
Announcements from the USA Floor:
All grievances have been successfully
reviewed and settled. Employees will no longer have to wait for a job to be
posted to be tested for positions. Denise asks that before beginning a test,
ask the one residing over the testing to explain the instructions thoroughly and
make sure you fully understand them.
Eric Hardin’s position in the Verne Riffe
Center Box Office will be posted internally.
Denise Brockett announced that after using
up sick leave, in order to remain in active pay status, staff must use vacation
or comp time.
Jacque Allen had ballot box ready for voting as attendees arrived. Penny
Merritt was only nominee for the Chair position and Jonna Cook and Sandi Delabar
were nominees to replace Penny Merritt as Treasurer.
Steve O’Roarke stated that with all the new employees being hired and all the
old employee moves, that perhaps we should pursue staff training; money is
Lindsey Liles’ vacant position needs to be filled
Herpy wants an update on all birthdays. She will request a birthday list from
The committee will decide on refreshments
for monthly USA meetings.
University Wide Committees:
ADA Compliance: Denise
Brockett announced that MOT students, along with their instructors, will visit
departments to look for occupational hazards and make recommendations as to
Athletic and Intramural:
Committee will need to replace Tracy Conn since she is no longer a member of the
Budget and Finance:
Goals have been set for university growth and are being carried
out according to 20-year remodeling plan.
Denise Brockett and Lori Perry reported that the committee still working on
smoking policy and master plan. The renovation of the University Center will
begin soon; perhaps in the new fall semester. Students will pay $150 per
semester as Student Fees to help finance the new center.
Events: President Morris wants a mini retreat
Steve O’Roarke reminded attendees that the university is indeed
watching and storing all information being transmitted and received on staff
computers. He said the Ohio Revised Code stipulates how state-owned computers
can be used by employees. There is a three-year term for computer replacement;
however, all information taken from old computers is not disposed of but stored
Food Service Committee:
Sandi Delabar encourages USA members’ attendance at the food
service meetings to get a feel of what is being offered in the cafeteria. The
meals are offered free to those who attend. Rachel Steele said they have
received favorable reports on their food being served in Massie and welcomes all
suggestions. Sandi suggested emails be sent to Sodexho with suggestions and
comments. Cindy Hopkins and Jonna Cook questioned why employees are not allowed
to gather in the cafeteria for meals; the cafeteria is never that crowded.
Sandi stated that Sodexho guarantees dining space for the students as priority.
Other Committee Reports:
Parking Review and
Appeals Committee: None
Meeting was adjourned by Vice Chair, Steve O’Roarke