Texas Tech University

Minutes for January 5, 2011


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  • Call To Order:
    • 2010-2011 Staff Senate President, Beverly Pinson
    • 3 p.m., Senate Room, Student Union Building
  • Officers Present:
    • Beverly Pinson, President
    • Bruce Bills, President Elect
    • Dale Ganus, Treasurer
  • Roll Call:
    • 45 senators present.
  • Minutes:
    • Approved November Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report:
    • Approved November Treasurer’s Report
  • Guest Speakers:
    • Jim Brown – Human Resources
      • Retirement Manager Program
        • Automated system to save time and money
        • Participant interface
          • More convenient process (online)
        • Access under Employee Tab in Raiderlink
        • Roth 403(b)
          • Enrollment and make changes with retirement
          • Check all tabs for different options
          • All information is updated with Banner
          • Always print summary sheet when finished
          • “Unique ID” is your R#
          • Questions: Call 742.3888 for Jim
          • Information: Call 742.3851
    • Zach Manning – Center for Campus Life
    • Nathanael Haddox – Ombudsman for Staff
      • Moving into new position in Human Resources
      • Going to be the Mediation Director in the Mediation Center
      • Duties not changing much (still being decided)
      • Agent of Notice for the University now
      • Justin Clark will be coming to Staff Senate to address changes
      • Effective February 1, 2011
      • Services will include conflict coaching and mediation services
      • Changes are happening, but “you” still have a voice
  • President’s Report:
    • Beverly passed out her report for the month of December
      • “Daily Thought” email serves as one form of  “official notification”
        • Usually contains special meeting information
      • Your importance as a Staff Senator
        • Representation of staff members
        • Focus on the bigger picture
  • Additional Reports:
    • Betty Blanton
  • Committe Reports:
    • By-Laws:   No report
    • Elections (& Nominations):  Emergency meeting for Senators on alternate list; EEO reps for service needed; nominations for Dr. Munoz – Equity/Diversity Council: Daniel Sanchez volunteered.
    • Issues:  Issue 3, 4, and 7 vote passed to refer to President Bailey’s Office; Issue 9 vote passed for action taken to bypass Senate and send straight to President Bailey’s Office; Pending issue for next meeting
    • Scholarship:  January 7th opening scholarships for the spring; pick up applications on the following Monday for review
    • University Parking:  New parking lots (more info to come)
    • Gender Equity:  Going to change to Diversity
    • Faculty Senate: No report
    • Communications and Public Relations:  Met before Holiday Break and discussed new OP for food, combining July and December Meet and Greet to make meeting more productive to help justify need for food; Staff appreciation basketball game: lots of fun!  Thanks to Stephanie Rhode and Mike Gunn, there were issues with food vouchers, but it has been taken care of; Bravo! Board:  hope to increase employee morale and recognize staff; $10 gift certificate drawing  each month for those that have been recognized; Strive for Honor Week: sell shirts $5; Adrien Bennings developed a proposal for New Employee Orientation called “Guns UP”; Fit Tech: Let Britta know which level you would like to be in.
    • Grievance:  No Report
    • Technology: No Report
    • Child Care:  No Report
    • Student Life Council: orientation on campus right now; busy campus
  • Announcements:
    • Next Executive Board meeting: January 26, 2011, Administration 244, 3:30-5:00pm.
    • Next Staff Senate meeting: February 2, 2011, Staff Senate Room - SUB, 3:00-5:00pm.

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