Staff Council Minutes 4-5-13

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Staff Council Minutes 4-5-13

NWOSU STAFF COUNCIL
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
April 5, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.

Present: Erika Birk, Natalie Miller, Valarie Case, Chauncey Durham, Angelia Case.  Guest:  Amanda Goodman, CORE president.

Campus Kudos

With each Campus Kudos selection, the committee, as well as the nominators, has issues deciphering between exempt and non-exempt staff members.  N. Miller visited with Leah Haines, president of the professional staff.  N. Miller researched the reasoning for having two staff organizations and determined that maybe the Staff Council should restructure the wording of “staff” to include part-time, full-time and professional staff when voting for Campus Kudos.  Members who attended the meeting felt it was best to include all staff members because all staff, regardless of status, should be eligible for a Campus Kudos award.  By redefining staff, we can include any staff member on campus to be nominated for Campus Kudos.

It was suggested to have a professional staff member represent that entity on the Staff Council.  Currently, the professional staff is represented on Staff Council with member Charlie Burns.

It was motioned by E. Birk to change the definition of staff and seconded by A. Case.  Since there was no quorum, the motion was not moved forward.

E. Birk will work to update online forms and information on the Staff Council web site.  N. Miller is looking into making an amendment to the by-laws so that the term “all staff” is used.

Another Campus Kudos concern revolves around the time of year that the award is given and voted on.  The committee has decided to exclude spring, summer and fall from any description and continue to give the award three times a year.

$5 Friday

Natalie emailed Ted with Chartwell’s inquiring about having a $5 Friday lunch discount for faculty and staff in Coronado Cafeteria.  N. Miller is still waiting for a response from Ted.

Summer Hours Survey

The committee decided to have a summer hour survey next year.  No survey will be issued this year and summer hours will remain 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Campus Clean Up

Campus Clean Up Day is April 23, with a rain date set for April 24.

A. Goodman said that CORE has tools that can be used for Campus Clean Up Day such as shovels, rakes, etc.  She said these tools will need to be donated or CORE will have a tool sale because CORE will no longer keep them.  CORE also has gloves and trash bags for helpers to use during Campus Clean Up.  A. Goodman presented Staff Council with nine coupons for free water.  Various members took the coupons and will pick up water for Campus Clean Up Day.

Some items that must be completed for Campus Clean Up Day include:

·         Working on flower pots/cleaning flower beds;

·         Mulch Green Space – supervised by Staff Council committee member

·         Pick up trash

Suggestion:  Having prizes for most trash picked up, most bizarre piece of trash, etc.

·         Painting handrails

·         Cleaning out fountain

·         Picking up leaves in high traffic areas.          

Next Meeting

We will meet Thursday, April 18, at 9 a.m. to discuss Campus Clean Up Day and any other business.

There was no discussion of any other business. Meeting adjourned at 2:02 p.m.

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