MSU PROFESSIONAL COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES February 21, 2001 PRESENT: Jim Manning, Jim Mitchell, Vicki Orazem, Carol Schmidt, Chuck Lindemenn. ABSENT: Clyde Carroll. Personnel issues . - Susan Alt and Kerry Evans, Personnel and Payroll Services, presented proposed revisions to the MSU Personnel and Procedures Manual. The revisions were discussed and the process for making revisions was reviewed. - A representative from the Social Norms project raised concerns about space allocation in Culbertson Hall and asked whether professionals have a right to grieve or appeal the allocation process, if they think a grievance is warranted. - After discussion, there was consensus that the first step should be for the professionals affected to contact the department head(s) that signed off on the grant and discuss the concerns with this individual. - It was also suggested that Professional Council send a memo to the Provost regarding Council's concern, but it was agreed the Council would wait until the affected employees have had an opportunity to deal with the issue. February 28 meeting with President Gamble - Issues to raise. - Professional Council will meet with President Gamble on February 28. Issues to be raised were discussed briefly. - The Council will meet February 26 at 3:30 to prepare a list of topics for discussion with the President.