Staff Council (“SC”)
June 20, 2007
Action Items Completed…
ü 1st Vice President Sue Herrell and outgoing Secretary Amy Jones Richardson presented the candidates for open positions on the Staff Council Executive Committee for the 2007-09 terms. Following the balloting, Jones Richardson thanked all of the candidates and announced that the following individuals had been elected:
Christopher Walthers, 2nd Vice-President
Avis Frieson, Secretary
Jan Canganelli, Member-At-Large
Leslie Kidwell, Member-At-Large
Lee Stone, Member-At-Large
Those elected will join continuing members Susan Martin (President), Sue Herrell (1st Vice-President), Keith Battle (At-Large), Natalie Harvey (At-Large), Wayne Husted (At-Large), Karen Best (Chair), Gary Curto (Chair), Barbara Jarjoura (Chair), Mike Oakley (Chair), and Becky Thacker (Chair).
Information Items Presented…
o SC President Susan Martin reported the following:
§ The SC Executive Committee would like to thank long-time member and officer Amy Jones Richardson for her many contributions over the years.
§ The Committee would also like to thank these long-time members, chairs, and former officers, who will be taking some time away from the Council starting in the Fall:
Linda Burzlaff – Informatics (Long–time representative)
Christina Freeman – Dentistry (Long–time representative & Executive Committee member)
Judy Johnson – Academic Support (Long–time representative)
Mary O’Neill – Informatics (Long–time representative & former Secretary/Chair)
Sherrie Tucker – ADFI (Long–time representative)
§ The SC Executive Committee would also like to recognize all those members who have completed 2005-07 terms, who will be continuing through June 2008, and who have recently been elected to 2007-09 terms.
§ The Council’s Year-in-Review report for 2006-07 is available to view online.
§ All Council members--past, present, and potential—are encouraged to attend the July retreat (Bradford Woods, all day July 13th). A fun event, for sure, it is also a working event critical to the success of the Council and the campus. Please contact an officer if you have questions about attending the retreat. Martin thanked Karen Best and the Special Events Committee for their outstanding work planning this year’s retreat.
o SC Committee Chairs then made the following reports:
The SC Executive Committee will meet with Associate Vice President for Human Resources Dan Rives in early August to follow-up on the Council’s efforts to promote short-term disability options for staff (initially for CL staff). Following the meeting, a small group met to discuss the project—currently led by Executive Committee Member Natalie Harvey--and its progress. At reporting time, SC Officers Martin and Herrell, with Molly Martin, are researching the project status.
§ Welcome, new SC members! Poffenberger said she hopes everyone will be able to attend the Retreat, as it’s a
§ The university recently completed the Compensation Systems Initiative, the objective of which was “to install a fair and rational compensation system for all Professional Staff jobs across the university, with objective criteria for management decisions regarding employee pay.” The products of the initiative—new “job families,” updated salary structures, and revised rank “labels”—will become effective September 1st. All PA staff will receive personalized letters detailing their individual profile under the new system. Learn more online at http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/csi/ .
§ Several professional development opportunities will be available to staff this Summer and Fall, including:
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o Academic Designee Paul Galanti welcomed all new members and spoke about how impressed he continues to be by the level of work done by the SC. He reiterated his belief that staff are critical and central to the university’s success. He said he looks forward to seeing everyone at the July retreat.
o Becky Thacker announced that, on August 18th, the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, sponsors the Race Away from Domestic Violence event.
o SC President Martin adjourned the meeting at 4:07pm.
THE NEXT MEETING OF THE STAFF COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2007 FROM 3:00-5:00pm IN INLOW HALL 100.