Montana State University

Montana State University
Staff Senate

Montana Hall Room 106
P.O. Box 171865
Bozeman, MT 59717-1865
(406) 994-6895


Shana Wold

Vice Chair:

Dave Court

Program Coordinator:

Joan L. Ford





Staff Senate Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
SUB 168

Andrew Board Phyllis Bock Ron Brekke Dave Court Ariel Donohue Diane Dorgan Jill Flores
Jacob Hahn Mandy Hansen Mike Hansen Deb Harrison Kerri Marx Wendy McCarty Linda McDonald
Merry Paceley Roy Pino Joe Robbins Amy Sadosky Sylvia Sparkman Justin van Almelo Bill Van Horn
Deb Wilke Eric Wold Shana Wold        

  1. Call to Order, Additions or Corrections to the Agenda
  2. Announcements
    1. Andrew Board, Painter, finishing O.P. Taylor’s term
    2. Mike Hansen graduating from MSU and moving to Nevada, opening on Parking Appeals Board is being advertised
    3. Julie Heard accepted position as Assistant to the Provost, no longer a classified employee, opening on MSU Benefits Committee is being advertised
  3. Approval of Minutes of March 19, 2013
  4. Guest Speaker (9:30 a.m.) - Cathy Hasenpflug, HR - new employee jumpstart program
  5. Committee Reports
    1. Association of Shared Governance Leaders – Staff Senate Chair
    2. Budget Council – Dave Court
    3. Campus Sustainability Advisory Council – Jill Flores
    4. Facilities Services Advisory – Justin van Almelo
    5. Fitness Center Oversight Committee & Recreation Sports Advisory Board – Eric Wold
    6. MSU Benefits & IUBC – Ron Brekke, Julie Heard and Kerri Marx
    7. Outreach & Engagement Council – Diane Dorgan
    8. Parking & Transportation Advisory – Jacob Hahn
    9. Planning Council –Shana Wold
    10. President’s Commission on the Status of University Women – Ariel Donohue
    11. Space Management – Bill Van Horn
    12. University Facilities Planning – Mandy Hansen
    13. University Council – Staff Senate Chair
    14. Work Life Integration Task Force – Phyllis Bock
    15. Other Committee reports
  6. Old Business
    1. Years of Service – Shana Wold, Kerri Marx, and Joan Ford
  7. New Business
    1. Tuition Waiver and gym usage – Deb Wilke
  8. Information Items
    1. HR Employee Recognition Awards, winners will be announced at a reception on Tuesday 4/8 at 8:30 a.m. in SUB Ballrooms (changed from Thursday, 4/3 at 1:30).  Eighteen individuals have been nominated.
    2. Staff Senate elections for Secretarial/Clerical and Classified Professional opening starting 4/1 through 4/8 (nominations ballot) followed 4/21 to 4/28 (final ballot).
    3. Get to know your fellow Senators –  Ron Brekke and Eric Wold
  9. Updates and Other Business