Minutes for May 3, 2000
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Meeting Minutes - May 3, 2000
The Staff Senate met on Wednesday, May 3, 2000, in the Senate Room of the University Center, with PeeWee Roberson, President, presiding. Senators present were: Cory, Curlee, Flores P., Graham, Love, Nava, Nichols, Pirkle, Saiz, Schuessler, Sims, Weaver, Clawson, Samarripas, Segura, Tillack, Billingsley, Segran, Whyburn, Ellis, Hunter, Kinghorn, Little, Meriwether, Prado, Stow, Welch, White, Widener, Williams, Burns, Chavez, Crosby, Flores, Garcia, Lira, Rocha, Ryan, Harris, and Thomas. Senator Bell was excused.
Recognition of Guests
President Roberson called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. and welcomed the alternate senator.
It was moved by Cliff Harris and seconded by Maurice Welch that the minutes of the April 5, 2000, meeting be accepted as written; the motion passed unanimously.
A copy of the Treasurer's Report was distributed to those present. It was noted that funds for the Child Care Committee are being tracked separately.
Action:Approved charges against the Staff Senate Account require that the bill(s) and information be forwarded to the Treasurer.
Child Care Committee:
The Child Care Committee reports that it has received approximately 28% of the surveys back. The Committee continues to work hard.
Information on candidates will be sent out at the end of this week. Please remember the election dates and vote.
Action: Elections dates and polling places are:Monday, May 15
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 17
4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 23
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 25
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Communications and Public Relations Committee
The July 5, 2000, meeting will be an appreciation, inauguration ceremony and reception held to welcome new members and recognize departing Staff Senate members. Certificates of recognition will be given to those members leaving the Staff Senate. There will be 16 new senators in June and several replacements for resignations; an orientation session will be held for new senators.
Action: July 5, 2000 meeting will be held in Human Science 169, with a reception following in El Centro.
The Presidential Search Committee continues to narrow down the list of candidates. It is hoped that a new President will be named by August. Laura Love was introduced as a new Staff Senate member in the Clerical classification. Other new senators will be introduced at the June Meeting.
Election of new Executive Board members will be held in August; positions open will be: Secretary, Treasurer, and President Elect, as well as Representatives from each EEO classification.
The Bylaws Committee was given a charge to discuss a recommendation concerning the filling of slots vacated by senators receiving promotions and/or resigning. Action: The Bylaws Committee will meet to discuss this issue and return with a report.
The group watched a video from the University of Virginia entitled "On My Honor."
Staff Senate Executive Board Meeting, Wednesday, May 31, 2000, Llano Estacado Room, UC, 3:00 p.m.
Staff Senate Meeting, Wednesday, June 7, 2000, Senate Room, UC, 3:00 p.m.
Staff members are invited to attend Staff Senate Meetings, if they so desire.