Operating Staff Council Meeting
Present: Judy Burgess, Gay Campbell, Marcia Dick, Linda Jennings, Theresa Kinniry, Jay Monteiro, Danell Nixon, Andy Small, Brenda Smith, Karen Smith, Jesse Tellez
Absent: Elizabeth Buck, Sara Clayton, Glenda Jones, Alan Smith, LaRonda Thuestad
Guests: Bobbie Cesarek, Tim Griffin, Jelmir Atkins, Dave Scharenberg
I. Call to Order
President Jay Monteiro called the regular meeting of the Operating Staff Council to order at 9:05 a.m. on Thursday, March 13, 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 February 14, 2008, Meeting
A motion was made to accept the minutes. The motion was seconded and passed.
IV. Treasurer’s Report
The treasurer was absent and no treasurer’s report was given.
Monteiro passed around condolence letters from the
comparable civil service councils from Virginia Tech and
Marcia Dick suggested that the Council make a donation to the memorial fund that has been established in response to the shooting. Andy Small made a motion that the Council make a $250 donation and Dick seconded the motion. The motion passed.
- Monteiro passed around a brochure developed by Student Affairs offering information on how to find help for the emotional fallout from the shooting.
- Monteiro passed around the Secretarial Advisory Council (SAC) minutes. The SAC has updated their Who-to-Call list.
- Monteiro passed around a flyer about the Administrative Professionals Day Seminar for women on April 22.
VI. Committee Reports
A. Personnel/Staff Development/Benefits - No Report
B. Elections and Appointments-
Gay Campbell passed around a draft
copy of the Candidate Interest Sheet that will be sent to all Operating Staff
employees for the upcoming elections.
C. Special Events –
LaRonda Thuestad was not present at the meeting, but Small pointed out that a new person is needed to solicit prize donations. Small suggested that the theme of the event be “Forward, Together Forward” since this is the official theme of the recovery movement following the shooting.
D. Public Relations –
Monteiro reported that Clare Williams would like to have four or five people to gather some background information regarding the establishment of the new endowment fund. However, Williams said he felt that in light of the recent tragedy, it would not be a good time to try to solicit donations for the endowment. It was suggested that the official campaign kickoff be postponed until the StaffFest event in August.
E. Visiting Committees/Guests – None
F. Employee Advisory Council (EAC) –
Monteiro reported that the EAC Merit
Board met February 20, 2008, in
G. UAC – No Report
H. University Council –
Monteiro reported that the University Council met on February 20, 2008. He said most of the discussion was about the shooting on February 14, 2008.
I. Faculty Senate-
Monteiro reported on the Faculty Senate. Highlights included:
Two condolence letters – one from
- The NIU Connect system. This is a new student record system slated to be online in the Fall of 2008.
The fate of Cole Hall. Faculty members were concerned
VII. Old Business -
A. Wellness Fair
The annual Wellness Fair will be
held March 26, 2008, at the
VIII. New Business –
A. Virginia Tech Anniversary
It was suggested that the Council send a message of condolence to the Staff Senate at Virginia Tech on the one-year anniversary of the shooting there. It was suggested that a poster be made and that each Council member sign the poster and send it to Virginia Tech.
IX. Adjournment – A motion was made and approved at 10:40 a.m. to adjourn.