MSU-Bozeman Classified Employees Personnel Advisory Committee Minutes

October 8, 1997


We had Reva Parker make her presentation before we did either the Old Business or the New Business.

Reva Parker works for VRI, our Faculty/Staff Assistant Program. This is a short term counseling benefit. This can be counseling for either work or otherwise. Reva handed out the VRI brochure to the committee. VRI is a private organization that contracts with the University System. Dependents are allowed to use this benefit if they are covered by our insurance. There may be situations where a dependent is not covered by our insurance but they still may be included in the counseling. Parental consent is needed for children. VRI has two locations: one on campus (in the Wellness Office) and one downtown (Haggarty Lane, Ellis Avenue). Appointments are from 8-12 and 1-5. They are also available after hours. The benefit provides for up to 6 sessions. An assessment is done at the first meeting to determine if the employee should be sent somewhere else. All visits are confidential. VRI does send a report to Wellness, with no identifying items, to show who is using the program. There are emergency numbers for a 24 hour hotline, 7 days a week. After 6 visits the employee could be referred to another counseling person downtown.

I.  Old Business

II.  New Business

  1. LRPB-(Cec Mann) have been meeting every week. There is talk about the goals and charges. Committee expressed their concern with the lack of communication and Admin. attendance. Long Range must remember revenue. To increase revenue there will be an upgrade with the summer sessions. MSU will be marketing summer sessions more. Will meet again in 3 weeks.

  2. UFPUB-Sheron was attending a meeting there.

  3. Parking Committee-No report

  4. Affirmative Action-No report

  5. Benefits Committee-Committee is meeting tomorrow

  6. Employee Wellness-Diane drafted a letter (a very well written letter I might add) to the President's Office. In the letter it was expressed that she was pleased that Wellness had met with Intramurals and that they had come to an agreement about using the circuit room during student break times without having to purchase a locker.

III.  Members Concerns

Next two meetings (November and December) will be held in the President's Conference Room..

Meeting adjourned..................

Dawn Watkins, CEPAC secretary