March 20, 2019 Minutes
Robert Eichenberger, Ramie Pederson, Kasia Maison Glen
CSAC MSU Benefits Class.Prof.. PCSUW, Planning UFPB, Parking Appeals
Katelynne Cowart Wendy Minster Andrew Board David Reese,
Tobacco Free Task Force Off Campus Skilled Craft Budget Council
Blaine Taylor, Jared Zanieri,
Keely Holmes, Katherine Owens,
Service Maintenance Service Maintenance UFPB-Public Arts Personnel Board, MUSSA
Dorie Seymour, Milana Lazetich, Jennifer
Nesbitt, Todd Reuterdahl,
Clerical/Secretarial Tech/Paraprofessional Rec. & Sports, MUSSA Service Maintenance
Sarah Rieger, Candace Mastel, Katherine Owens, Dorie Seymour,
MSU Benefits PTAC, Class. Prof. Personnel, MUSSA Clerical/Secretarial
Minutes taken by Lisa Hespen
Service Maintenance Service Maintenance Outreach & Engagement Tech/Paraprofessional
Staff Senate Minutes
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
LRES Conf. Rm, Leon Johnson, Rm. #325
I. Call to Order
- The meeting was called to order by Chair Ramie Pederson.
II. Approval of Minutes
- Due to the joint meeting, there were no Minutes to approve.
III. New Business
- Changes to MUS Benefits
Amy Hager from HR spoke to the Senate regarding changes coming to the benefits enrollment system. Staff will no use the Choices website to enroll, re-enroll, or make changes to their plans rather than going to MyInfo. HR will also be increasing the number of Choice help labs for staff. All staff should log into their Choices account this year, even if they are not making any changes. There will not be any increases or changes to the actual benefits. Choice Re-enrollment begins April 22, 2019 and will go until May 15, 2019. To access your account, go to [email protected].
- Grant Street Project
There has been discussions of closing Grant Street and using it as a walkway like the main mall of campus. Some chimed in that they would like to look into alternatives to closing the street and instead instilling “traffic calming”. The concern is pedestrian and biker safety. They are also looking into bringing the speed limit down. Dan Stevenson spoke with the University Council regarding traffic calming as a test run in which they would use temporary objects in certain places that can be removed. The goal is to make it so drivers can see pedestrians before they are right next to pedestrians. They will need to encompass physical changes (lower speed limit) and cultural changes and encourage drivers to take alternate routes. A practice run will probably not start until sometime after graduation. Staff will be seeing communications regarding this project as it develops. They would like a change for people to experience the demonstration as drivers and pedestrians and let them know their opinions or concerns.
Professional Council and Staff Senate will work together to create a booth at Catapalooza.
IV. MUSSA Information
- May BOR Meeting
MUSSA is working on their presentation for the May BOR meeting in which they get a one-hour breakfast lunch with the Board of Regents and members of OCHE. They will be presenting information from the Staff Satisfaction Survey.
- Staff Satisfaction Survey Update
Charity Attebury of Missoula is spearheading the staff satisfaction survey. The goal is to have the survey ready to send out at the end March and get a much higher response count than the previous survey. UM will be using statisticians who will be doing the analysis of the data at the end of the survey.
V. Informational Items
- Staff Scholarship Program Update
The fundraising committee will be setting up meetings to get background information and may also meet with potential donors.
- Diversity Showcase
There will be a Diversity Showcase on March 26th from 5 – 7 p.m. in NAH’s Inspiration Hall. You will be able to meet with members of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, review findings and research, engage with multiple departments, and learn of upcoming projects. Refreshments will be served
VI. Update and Other Business
- Fitness Center: Staff and students have been asking what action will be taken in regards to memberships to the gym. While students are receiving communications on the status, many staff members feel that staff in general are not being kept in the loop even though they pay a higher membership fee than students. As of now no decisions have been made but they are hopeful the President will be making an announcement soon.
VII. Public Comment
Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:00-11:00 a.m. in SUB Rm. #235
Meeting was adjourned.