PROFESSIONAL COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES June 19, 2002 PRESENT: Jim Mitchell, Becky Ward, Clyde Carroll, Jim Manning, 2002-03 member Glenn Puffer. ABSENT: Carina Beck, Leslie Schmidt. The meeting was called to order at 2:00 PM by the Chair, Jim Mitchell. The minutes of the May 15, 2002, meeting were approved as distributed. The newly-elected Professional Council member from Student Affairs, Glenn Puffer, was introduced. Chair's report. - Members of the Ombudsman search committee are Jim Manning, John Sherwood, Joe Fedock, and Corky Bush. Jim Manning reported that the names of three candidates were forwarded to President Gamble with comments. The President will make the final determination of the Ombudsman. - During the last UPBAC meeting of the academic year, the probability of a general fund reduction was discussed. It is hoped to hold the reduction of MSU's budgets to 3%. - A professional employee equity salary pool for FY03 was included in UPBAC's budget amendments, and it was approved by President Gamble. The President will determine how to distribute the equity money. Nominations and Elections. - Two positions are still to be filled by Professional Council members: Professional Council Chair Elect and Professional Council member of the University Governance Council Steering Committee. - Jim Manning nominated Glenn Puffer as Chair Elect and Becky Ward as UGC Steering Committee member. The nominations were seconded and approved. - It was stated that Professional Council has become a visible entity on campus and that it appears to have made a significant impact on various university policies. Other. - MAP, the new classified employee evaluation and pay plan, is being implemented. Earlier this year, Professional Council met with both President Gamble and Susan Alt, Director of Payroll and Personnel, to discuss issues that needed to be worked out within the system. These are being addressed. - The next Professional Council meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, July 17. If there is business for the Council to discuss, it will meet that day. Otherwise, members will be informed that it has been cancelled. As there was no further business, the meeting adjourned at 2:50 PM.