Operating Staff Council Meeting

Minutes 1/10/08

Human Resource Services, Room 178 – 9 A.M.


Present:            Elizabeth Buck, Judy Burgess, Gay Campbell, Sara Clayton, Marcia Dick, Linda Jennings, Theresa Kinniry, Jay Monteiro, Danell Nixon, Andy Small, Alan Smith, Karen Smith, Jesse Tellez, LaRonda Thuestad


Absent:             Glenda Jones, Brenda Smith


Guests: Jodi Tyrrell


I.          Call to Order


President Jay Monteiro called the regular meeting of the Operating Staff Council to order at 9:10 a.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2008.


II.        Approval of Agenda


A motion was made to accept the agenda with one addition. The motion was seconded and passed.


III.       Approval of Minutes of the December 13, 2007, Meeting


A motion was made to accept the minutes.  The motion was seconded and passed.


IV.       Approval of Minutes of the December 18, 2007, Special Meeting


A motion was made to accept the minutes with changes from Steve Cunningham. The motion was seconded and passed.


V.        Treasurer’s Report


A motion was made to accept the treasurer’s report.  The motion was seconded and passed.


VI.       Announcements/Correspondence


            -           Monteiro passed around The Illinois State University (ISU) newsletter.


-           Monteiro announced that Council Member Brenda Smith was in the

hospital. Treasurer Elizabeth Buck will have flowers sent on behalf of the Council.


-           Monteiro welcomed Council member LaRonda Thuestad back from leave.


-           Marcia Dick passed around a flyer from the Huskie Athletic Supporters Fund (HASF) regarding Grade Point Average (GPA) of student athletes at NIU. She said the cumulative GPA this past semester was the second highest on record.


 VII.    Committee Reports


            A.        Personnel/Staff Development/Benefits  - No Report


            B.        Elections and Appointments- No Report


            C.        Special Events – No Report


            D.        Public Relations – No Report


E.                 Visiting Committees/Guests – None


            F.         Employee Advisory Council (EAC) –


Sara Clayton reported that the EAC will meet January 24 & 25, 2008, in Urbana. She said Human Resource Directors have been invited to attend the meeting.


            G.        UAC – No Report


H.                University Council – No Report


I.                   Faculty Senate- No Report.


VIII.    Old Business  -


            A.        Mid-Year Increments


Linda Jennings reported that there are still many questions regarding the mid-year increment and how it was distributed.  Discussion followed.  


Andy Small suggested that information regarding the increments be disseminated campus-wide (such as through a broadcast e-mail message) as opposed to only being sent to Deans, Directors and Chairs.


Tyrrell stated that the information about the increments was sent to departments on December 13, 2007, and was posted on the Human Resource Services (HRS) website the same day.


Monteiro said he will talk with Steve Cunningham about getting the information sent to everyone in a more expeditious manner.


IX.       New Business - None


X.        Adjournment – A motion was made and approved at 10:35 a.m. to adjourn.