Staff Senate Minutes: March 9, 2005
PRESENT: Sandy Bingham-Porter,
Greg Boyd, Dan Carpenter, KathyCartwright, Adam Due, Katie Rice, Anne
Cutright, Tom Leonard, Matt Pederson, Doug Sloat, and Janice Spraker
Irizarry, Teresa Sims, and Linda Strange
Kathy Cartwright called the meeting to order at 1:15pm in the Schahrer
Room. She announced that Anne Cutright
was retiring. The Staff Senate wants to
thank Anne for serving as a Senator and serving on the Parking Appeals
Committee; she will be greatly missed! In
addition, Kathy announced that Adam Due is the new
the University Police Department, and Marla Cooper is a constituent
the Union Advisory Board. Welcome to
both of you!
Bingham-Porter, our CUPB representative, shared the FY06 budget process
starting with EIU’s requests, the IBHE preliminary recommendation and
final recommendation, and the Governor’s recommendations and final
appropriations are still pending. Also,
it was reported to the CUPB that the NCA had an excellent report of EIU. Two seats on the CUPB (one staff, one A/P)
to represent the Staff Senate in September 2005 are available.
Due, our Parking Committee representative, shared the test locations
reserved parking that may cost three times a regular permit. At University Apartments, the time required
to have a permit to park will be expanded. EIU
permit costs are one of the lowest of other
universities and hasn’t
raised in 10+ years. However, with
costs going up (resurfacing, purchasing land, etc.), it is proposed to
regular permits 20% for the next three years starting 2005-2006, and
2-3% increase thereafter. The Staff
Senate discussed the option of payroll deduction over more than one pay
to help staff absorb the cost. Constituents
are to respond with feedback to these
proposals by March
Leonard asked the Senate to research why students with voting rights
included on interview panels for hiring new and supervisor BSW
positions. Greg Boyd asked the Senate to
the brick masons and labors at Facilities do not receive all of the
holidays that other crafts receive. The
Senate will contact Chuck Phillips.
Spraker reported that summer hours will be implemented as in earlier
years. Operational needs in each area
will need to be considered. The
Facilities’ crafts are being contacted. In
addition, she scheduled a PowerPoint presentation of
Banner at the
May 11 Staff Senate meeting in the Oakland Room at 1:15pm.
All constituents are encouraged to
attend. As the Staff/Faculty Senate
Relations Committee, she was contacted concerning the Staff Senate
resolutions if a child care need exists. The
Senate wants to review both the needs assessment and
before making a decision of support. The
Staff Senate Executive Board met with the NCA on February 16. The EAC April 14-15, 2005 Agenda was
distributed and it was requested to review the Discharge Process. The discharge process can be found at www.eiu.edu/~humanres/EAC.htm. Please respond to Julie Benedict with
on the wording or on the process before the April EAC meeting.
Sloat shared that the first meeting of the Facilities Search Committee
afternoon, March 9.
Cartwright shared the many subjects that both Lou and VP Cooley
the Executive Board on March 8. Subjects
included the various construction projects
buildings, 7th Street tentatively closing over Spring Break,
FY06 budget, pension proposals, summer hours, the NCA review, fund
Banner software, etc. A color map
showing fencing and vehicle barriers from the Facilities web sight was
distributed to Senators.
Rice offered a reminder that the State Universities Civil
Service Systems Director (SUCSS) will hold an open orientation session
on April 5 in the Charleston/Mattoon Room at 1:30pm.
Anyone is welcome to attend.
Cartwright, VP of Student Affairs Search Committee, shared
that the committee met March 10. The
tentative schedule is on-campus interviews the last two weeks of April
start date of August 1. The website
. Kathy is chairing the Staff Senate
Elections. The Election will be
held April 27 at the University
Union Bookstore Lounge. There are seats
available in: Non-Negotiated, Negotiated
AFSCME 981-BSW/FS, AFSCME 981-Clerical/Tech, and A/P.
A Nomination Petition is on the back of these minutes. If you are interested, please fill the form
out and return to Kathy Cartwright at the University Union by April 6.
Nilsen is arranging a bus for EIU Day at the Capital in Springfield on
April 13. Both the January and February
minutes were approved. Matt Pederson
distributed Social Security Facts.
next meeting is April 13, 2005 in the Schahrer Room. Our
meetings are always open and everyone is
welcome to attend. If anyone has any
questions or issues that they would like us to ask at our next meeting,
contact one of the Senators. Senators
can be found at http://www.eiu.edu/~stfsenat/members.htm
Please email any corrections to: Janice Spraker