June 6, 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 Brown, Kelly Brown, Sara Clark, Ed DeLong, Chuck Donald, SuzAnn Ferguson, Mary Lynne Golden, Betty Lewis, David Liss, Lisa McEowen-LeVangie, Lisa Reed, Alan Roland, Edie Sartin, Myril Stewart

Absent - Mark Barton, Belinda Davis, Gary LR Smith, Chris Strodtman, Patrick Byers, Steve Mills

Guests - Phil Nichols, David King, Angie Cockrum, Debbie Donnellan, Shannon Conlon, Howard Berriman, Larry Dudley, Dave Caravella, Jeannine Stephens, Deborah Williams, Sheila Ponder, Sarah Morrissey, Andrew Lokie, Joan Newman

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

4. New Business -

Howard Berriman, Human Resources presented information on the University employee group health insurance. Currently Missouri State is self-insured and has been since 1988. The University Health Care Plan Committee, which is a group of seventeen employees, seven faculty, nine staff and one retiree along with an insurance consultant, are reviewing the present insurance package. They will be sending out requests for insurance bids in the coming months. The Fringe Benefits Committee, University Health Care Plan Committee and Administrative Council will review the bids and make a decision on any changes to be made to the group health insurance during the fall. The current insurance contract will expire on December 31, 2002. This information will be on the web for review.

5. Issues and Concerns - Sara Clark, Issues and Concerns Committee Chairperson discussed the draft of recommendations to form a salary committee.

Staff Senate will review and vote at next months meeting.

6. Old Business - Lisa McEowen-LeVangie reminded senators that we must have a quorum to vote on the pending short-term disability proposal.

Also, May minutes were postponed until next months meeting.

7. Announcements -

The next meeting of the Staff Senate will be held Thursday, July 11, 2002, at 1:30 p.m. in Plaster Student Union, Room 313.

Staff Senate adjourned at 2:45.

Respectfully submitted:
Edie Sartin