MSU-Bozeman Classified Employees Personnel Advisory Committee Minutes
February 11, 1998
- Present: Jill Allison, John Batson, Carol Bittinger, Patti Ford, Kathy Griffith, Darcy Halpin,
Lloyd Hansen, Dianne Kramarich, Pam Lingenfelter, Cec Mann, Helen McFaul, Sheron McIlhattan, Karla Mills,
Bluette Phillips, John Recktenwald, Sharon Townsend, Nancy Topel, Dawn Watkins
- Absent: Diane Allen, Connie Hupka, Patty Gunderson
I. Old Business
- Minutes were approved.
- Carol B. had a question on the title of the former UFPUB-She
thought it had been changed to Design Review Board but Sheron M. said there is
still some questions but thinks it will be Univeristy Planning Board.
- Parking Committee has been replaced on the agenda with the
Traffic Appeal Board.
- Question on who gets e-mail on campus was a concern brought up
last meeting. Carol B. has checked into it and found that it is basically up
to the department head to decide who gets e-mail. It doesn't matter whether
the employee be classified or professional.
- Another concern was voiced over the purchasing of the One Card.
Any new employee must pay to have a One Card. You do not have to have a One
Card to check things out of the library, but without it you are under the same limitations
as anyone in the public sector.
II. New Business
- LRPB (Cec Mann) - Cec has attended meetings every week. There have
been reports given on the following issues: Telecommunication, Recruitment, Summer School,
and Linking Schools. The report for the Summer School issue was from 20 years ago. Most
information still true for the most part. Cec is having to produce a report on how to
retain students at MSU.
- Design Review Board (Sheron McIlhattan) - The committee is working on a
Statement of Purpose. Also working on guidelines to be used for any projects
on campus. Sheron will bring this to CEPAC when it is completed.
- Traffic Appeals (Jill Allison) - Bluette gave a report on the expensive
parking lot across from Culbertson. They will be selling these stalls for 1/2
price. This lot is 1/2 to 2/3 empty everyday. Anyone with an expensive
sticker can park wherever they wish. Discussion was held on the bochure that
is handed out for parking rules. The committee is concerned that there isn't
enough information in there or that no one is reading the small print.
Traffic Appeal meets every Tuesday morning and hears between 10 and 12 appeals.
It was felt by the committee that there are some parking issues that should be
addressed to Mr. Specter at the next CEPAC meeting. It was also suggested that
a survey be done to see if they could get kids to park in the outer lots. You
have 7 days in which to appeal a traffic ticket.
- Affirmative Action (Darcy Halpin) -No report.
- Benefits Committee (Pam Lingenfelter, Patty Gunderson & John Batson)
- Committee is advertising the "Sound Money" program. It will be in the EPS building
room 103. Will be a radio program from 4-5:30 on February 18th.
- Employee Wellness (Diane Allen) - No report.
- President's Special Review Committee (Kathy Griffith) - Interview sessions
are wrapping up. Will be looking at where the budget is going. Budget cuts
and points of concern. Will be going for more information from certain people.
Enrollment is up but the number of credits the students are taking is falling.
Late adds are not figured into the numbers.
III. Members Concerns
- Council vs Committee-More discussion held on this topic! Talked about
what needed to be done (paperwise) to become a Council. Darcy found that we
can still have representation on the University Governance Council whether we
are a council or committee. John R. said we had spent enough time on this
issue. Dawn moved we remain a committee-seconded by John. We need more
information on meeting time and how many people we can send to the UGC. Sheron
M. suggested that we send out letter asking classified people if they would be
interested in sitting on the UGC. People that are interested would be looked at
by CEPAC and CEPAC would make the decision.
- Dianne gave a short report on MSU Annual Fund-University Appeal.
Discussed background, time lines, solicitation approaches, projects to be
funded, and materials to be formatted.
- Pam said that the 3rd phase of the tunnel bidding will begin in
late spring. Grant Street will be closed. Fieldhouse construction should be
somewhat complete by fall.
- The next meeting will be March 11 at 9:00am in the President's Conference Room.