Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Staff Assembly Meeting Minutes
GH108 (Attendance - approximately 110)
Tyler Johnston, Chair, called the meeting to
order and welcomed everyone.
Staff Development - Marc Hardy reported the
committee will meet tomorrow and determine their new role with HR.
They want to work on a staff development track.
Employment Affairs - Dana Ohren reported their
agenda for the year included campus sweep. They would like to have
a PDF file with a phone listing done by the end of the Fall
semester. She mentioned the locations of the suggestion boxes and
stated that the suggestions are anonymous. They are looking for two
new members, preferably with departments who are not already
represented, such as Admissions, Financial Aid, Registration and
Records, or Athletics.
Nominations & Elections - Patti Colip
announced the Office Max office supply fair on Friday.
Activities & Socials - Jane Clarke reported
the Travel Network will have a presentation on Nova Scotia on
September 18th. There will be a Brown Bag lunch in the Blue House.
A plant swap will take place in the September general meeting.
Faculty Relations - Bob Marcus announced that
they will conduct a get to know you activity at the picnic and they
are still working on the details. They will do the Welcome Wagon to
new faculty in which each committee member will introduce
themselves and give good bags to four or five new faculty. They
have over 100 profiles for 'Who's That' and the form is on the HUB
or contact Bob. A business class is conducting a survey this fall,
which will be done in phases. Faculty will start Brown Bag
Wednesdays soon, but they are not scheduled yet. This committee
needs one more member.
Communications - Marsha Endre reported she
needs people to help update the website and publish the
Staff Satisfaction Survey - Tyler showed slides
he created. In general most people are satisfied, but we should
work on the shockers. (See slide copies)
HR Director Search Update - Bob Holm thanked
everyone for their comments and input. The committee compiled the
pros and cons on each person and the Director hasn't been selected
Elaine Johnson - Elaine reported that the
compensation study is in phase II in which they are reviewing
appeals. They have had over 100 jobs that have been restructured or
new to review since the start of the project. Division heads are
reviewing and then employees will be notified. They are doing a
cost study on upgrades and raises will be phased in. The deadline
was June 1 but they are now shooting for September 1. HR is
responsible for putting together numbers for compression and giving
them to the Department heads for approvals. All increases will be
retroactive back to June 1. They are taking individuals to
mid-point if they have been here at least 5 years. That is the
target but they may not have the money. They won't release the
appeals communications until all divisions have approved. Bruce has
a meeting with the department heads on Monday to discuss. People
here longer than five years will be phased in with increases. They
are trying to be fair as they can with as many people as they can
with the money they have.
Officer Fishburn - Shirley Copple announced
that Chick-fil-A in Southport has started a fund for donations to
help pay for Officer Fishburn's medical expenses and help the
Instructional Technology - Julianne Miranda
introduced the instructional Technology commons in Jordan Hall
basement. It is open for Professional needs, so contact them if you
want to learn something.
Back to School - Levester Johnson and Ryan
Waggoner, SGA President, announced that we will have 945 freshmen
starting this fall. Highlights of orientation will be:
- Move-in Saturday August 23 rd with 80% of the students moving
- During the weekend some offices will be open, Financial Aid,
Registration and Records and Learning Resource Center
- Welcome Week tent
- HRC reception on Saturday night
- Play Fare Monday
- Tyler will conduct a face book on-line communication in Clowes
Hall on Sunday
- Football players, RA's and International students are already
- Student Affairs will pass out Welcome Week shirts for all front
line offices to wear on Monday
- Ryan is sending out SGA brochures to new students
- Passed out ITunes cards to use by August 31st
Security Alerts - Mike Gardner reported that
many people complained that the new security alert system sent out
an alert on Sunday, August 3 rd at 4:30 a.m., when the power was
out on the campus. People can choose not to get the calls.
Two new staff members were introduced and welcomed to
The next Staff Assembly meeting will be on Wednesday, September
17, 2008. Theme: Green Meeting
The meeting was adjourned at 3:07 p.m.
Cindi Holloway, Secretary/Treasurer