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UNIVERSITY STAF ASSEMBLY MINUTES
Tuesday, May 8, 2007, 11 a.m.
President’s Conference Room
Call to Order Penny Merritt, Chair, called meeting to order @ 11 am
Mission Statement Due to time constraints, Mission Statement was not read
Roll Taken Sign-in sheet circulated & initialed
Approval of Minutes Denise Brockett made motioned to approve
Jonna Cook seconded the motion
Announcements/Remarks from Chair/Executive Board Report
There was no meeting with President Morris this month.
Announcements from the USA Floor
Bill Turner, Director of the Emergency Medical Technology Department, gave a presentation demonstrating the use of the AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and talked about the importance of CPR training along with AED training. After the presentation, members questioned him about AED, CPR, & First Aid classes. He said that classes for SSU employees cost $12.50 each and were held on Fridays from 9 a.m. until noon. Penny Merritt will get with Judy Morrow, EMT Secretary, to set up classes for USA Members.
Steve O’Rourke, Vice Chair, said the 20/20 Futures Teams has met a couple of times, but had no news to share.
The Chair said the USA meetings will continue to be held in the President’s Conference Room for the time being.
Denise Brockett reminded members that the House Bill known as the “Employee Free Choice Act” will make it illegal for employers to harass employees trying to unionize. She said the bill has passed the House and is now before the Senate for debate. Senator Sherrod Brown is working to push the bill through. Denise emailed information on the bill prior to the meeting.
Denise reminded members that JAQ letters should be arriving soon; she is staying in touch with Chris Nourse regarding the letters. Applicants have only 10 days to appeal once they are denied.
Denise reminded all that this month starts contract negotiations; there will be a committee appointed in which all parties involved will be represented.
Jonna Cook asked about the tests for position upgrades. Denise stated that the tests have not been developed yet, but that she will continue checking in on the issue.
Professional Development: None
Spirit Committee: Becky Herpy wanted to thank Lori Perry & Donna Thompson for snacks for last month’s meeting. This month’s snacks were provided by Sherry Scott & Regina Bradley. Becky says thank you to all! Becky purchased water & pop for a few future meetings with an extra Kroger card. The Kroger card was donated by Karl Akers of CWA.
Becky Herpy asked that the USA Picnic be postponed until July. She won’t be able to give it her full attention until after the graduation ceremony.
The Spirit Committee is searching for judges for the food competition at the May 17 Campus-Wide Picnic.
UNIVERSITY WIDE COMMITTEES:
ADA Compliance: None
Affirmative Action: None
Athletic and Intramural: None
Budget and Finance: None
Personnel Development: None
Records Commission: None
Special Events: None
OTHER COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Insurance Committee: None
Parking Review and Appeals Committee: None
Veterans Committee: None
Unfinished Business: None
New Business: None
Adjournment: Meeting was adjourned at 12 noon by the Chair