December 5, 2002 Minutes

1. Call to Order - A regular meeting of the Staff Senate of Missouri State University was called to order at Plaster Student Union, Room 313 at 1:30 p.m.

2. Roll Call -

Present - John Avery, F. Chris Arney, Kelly Brown, Sara Clark, Chuck Donald, SuzAnn Ferguson, Mary Lynne Golden, Betty Lewis, Lisa McEowen-LeVangie, Steve Mills, Phil Nichols, Lisa Reed, Pam Sailors, Edie Sartin, Myril Stewart

Absent - Patrick Byers, Chris Strodtman, Mike Clark, Alan Roland, Belinda Davis, Shirley Keck, Alan Roland

Guests - Ginger Allard, Stephanie Grevillius, Kevin Moncrief

Mary Lynne Golden, Chairperson, presided and Edie Sartin recorded the proceedings of the meeting.

Staff Senate voted to approve the minutes from November 2002.

3. New Business -

Mary Lynne Golden, Chairperson, opened the meeting with the business of selecting new members for Staff Senate. Selection of new Staff Senate members, were made by drawing names of staff who had filed applications for Staff Senate. Manpower Code 3 Staff Senate members David Liss, John Avery and Lisa Reed have completed their terms. New Staff Senate members for Manpower Code 3 will be Sherry Adams, Assistant to Health Service Director, Taylor Health & Wellness center; Candi Vincent, Clinician, Learning Diagnostic Center and Tara Horton, Training Coordinator, Small Business Development Center. Manpower Code 5 Staff Senate members Mary Lynne Golden and Edie Sartin have completed their terms. New Staff Senate members for Manpower Code 5 will be Marilyn Robertson, Senior Administrative Clerk, Taylor Health & Wellness Center and Cynthia Giacin, Administrative Secretary, Career Services.

F Chris Arney, Equal Opportunity Advisory Committee member reported on the work reviewing the University's grievance procedures. The Advisory Committee has concluded there is consistency among the University's complaint procedures. The report will be presented to the Board of Governors at the December 2002 meeting.

Mary Lynne Golden, Salary Task Force member reported that the new committee has been formed. The task force will analyze the existing "step and grade" compensation system for classified staff, research and consider possible modifications to that system and report recommendations to Greg Burris by January 31, 2003. This time frame will allow any
recommendations to be considered for the FY04 budget.

Pam Sailors, Faculty Senate Representative reported that they have voted on the campus mail reduction resolution. They added whereas: encourages the use of white paper to the resolution. Myril Stewart, reported that he would work with Dr Ernst; HPER in McDonald Arena to see if a room can be renovated into an employee fitness center.

4. Announcements -

The next meeting of the Staff Senate will be held Thursday, January 9, 2003, at 1:30 p.m. in Plaster Student Union, Room 313.

The meeting adjourned at 2:30.

Respectfully submitted:
Edie Sartin
Staff Senate