Please submit agenda items for the October 20, 2005 meeting to Julie Skeen
by October 10, 2005.
The meeting was called to order at 2:35 p.m.
SSAC members present were:
Members Absent: Kaci Madison-Beasley (#2), Wanda McCracken (#9), Marlene Osborne (#10)
Members Excused: Katherine Kuck (#4)
Others Present: Maxine Colm, Richie Holland, Nancy Wallace, Chris Ulrich, Chris Towers, Karena Weber, Julie Skeen
Dr. Colm opened the meeting by introducing Mercer Human Resource Consulting representatives Warren Kerper and Regina Sherwood, who will be assisting the University with its classification review project. Mr. Kerper gave a brief summary of his firm’s background and its experience in working with institutions of higher education. He stated that the purpose of meeting with SSAC was to get input regarding what is, or is not, working with the current classification system. He then outlined the review project plan which will consist of three phases: start-up, action, and recommendation for changes. He indicated that the project should be completed by November. Mr. Kerper emphasized that the goal of the review is to ensure a fair and equitable job classification structure.
Dr. Colm expressed her appreciation to members for sharing their observations,
noting that such feedback is vital to evaluating the current system. She said
she felt gratified that so many comments reflected positively on the system
as it exists. Ms. Wallace commented that there is no intent to overhaul the
present system, only to enhance it.
Mr. Elfers questioned the status of Senate Bill #14. Rick Armitage, Government Relations, reports that the bill is still in the Finance Committee
Ms. Focht expressed concern about timely payment of new student hires. It is hoped that temporary key punch staff will alleviate this past problem.
Ms. Brumit inquired if a covered structure might be provided to replace the tree that was removed from the north side of Hullihen Hall for users of the area. It was noted that benches remain available for employee use.
Ms. Brown reported a constituent’s problem with a missed savings bond payroll deduction. Mr. Holland asked that the particulars of the situation be sent to him.
Ms. Brown also reported a concern that the painted STOP line on the roadway in front of the Rust Ice Arena is much worn. Mr. Holland notified James Grimes, Public Safety, of the concern. Mr. Grimes responded that the STOP line is being repainted.
Ms. Brown spoke about a situation where a parking permit was issued in error to a student. Mr. Holland requested that she e-mail the particulars to him for resolution.
The meeting adjourned at 3:45 p.m.
Reviewed by Marge Hadden as authorized by SSAC.