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Resolutions for 1999-2000

August 4, 1999

A Proposed Amendment to the Staff Senate Constitution

(Concerning the date of elections for the Executive Board and meeting times for the Staff Senate and Executive Board.)

WHEREAS, positions on the Executive Board are elected at the 1st meeting in January.

WHEREAS, the Executive Board shall meet the 1st week of each month.

WHEREAS, the Staff Senate shall meet the 3rd week of each month.

WHEREAS, the Executive Board proxy votes are authorized by written request to the President assigning one member’s vote to another.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Staff Senate Constitution be changed accordingly;
Positions on the Executive Board are elected at the 1st meeting in July.
Executive Board shall meet the last week of each month.
Staff Senate shall meet the 1st week of each month.
Proxy vote may not be assigned.

Author: Bylaws Committee , Texas Tech University, 04 August 1999
Jessie Sjue-Hall, Chair, Beverly Pirkle, Oscar Segura, Cliff Harris, Russell Cosby

Pee Wee Roberson
President, Staff Senate

Resolution regarding the Communications/Public Relations Committee

WHEREAS the Constitutional charge to the Communications/Public Relations Committee is:
Plan and coordinate activities at which University staff employees can meet their senators and learn about Staff Senate projects.
The committee will serve as a public relations agent of the Staff Senate, and work with news media and human resources areas to publicize the Staff Senate and its endeavors.
The Chair shall serve as the public information officer of the Staff Senate, and as such shall approve public notices concerning the Staff Senate and its activities. The Chair shall seek advice for the Executive Board or other Staff Senate members as appropriate to ensure consistency and accuracy of information.

RESOLUTION A
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
, the Communications/Publications Committee set up methods by which our constituency can give input and voice concerns through surveys and polls. This would include surveys published on the website and distributed with the minutes.

RESOLUTION B
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
, the Staff Senate obtain exposure, and to inform our constituency of our activities and projects by getting involved in campus wide events such as the New Employee Benefits Orientation and the Student Affairs Kick-Off Coffee, and improve public relations by getting involved with community-wide service projects such as Habitat for Humanity, Boy’s Ranch and Women’s Protective Services.

RESOLUTION D
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
, in the light of cost and time effectiveness, at the present time, the minutes should continue to be distributed through campus mailings and via the website. Concerns and suggestions should be expressed to the Communication/Public Relations Committee directly via the website survey.

Author: Communications/Public Relations Committee, Texas Tech University, 04 August 1999, Craig Wheeler, Chair, Steve Bell, Jeff Burns, Ninfa Flores, Janice Kinghorn, Pat Little, Sam Segran, David Tillack

Pee Wee Roberson
President, Staff Senate

Resolution on Publication of Staff Senate Activities

(Concerning the publication of the activities of the Staff Senate.)

WHEREAS, the Staff Senate serves to address the concerns of the staff of Texas Tech, and

WHEREAS, the Staff Senate is pursuing many issues that directly impact the staff of Texas Tech University directly, and

WHEREAS, is charged by its constitution to keep the staff of Texas Tech informed of its activities,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Staff Senate of Texas Tech University record its history, activities and continued service to the staff of Texas Tech through campus-wide publications.

Author: Communications/Public Relations Committee Texas Tech University Craig Wheeler, Chair 04 August 1999 Steve Bell Jeff Burns Ninfa Flores Janice Kinghorn Pat Little Sam Segran David Tillack

Pee Wee Roberson
President, Staff Senate

Resolution on Expressing Appreciation

(Expressing our appreciation to people who have supported and nurtured the Staff Senate of Texas.)

WHEREAS, Dr. Donald R. Haragan has encouraged the formation and continued existence of the Staff Senate of Texas Tech, and

WHEREAS, Mr. James D. Brunjes has supported the Staff Senate in its efforts with fiscal resources, and

WHEREAS, Dr. Robert H. Ewalt, through ad hoc committees planted the seeds which formed the Staff Senate

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Staff Senate of Texas Tech University express its appreciation to them for their vision and support of the Staff Senate with a framed certificate of appreciation signed by the President, Pee Wee Roberson.

Author: Communications/Public Relations Committee, Texas Tech University, 04 August 1999, Craig Wheeler, Chair, Steve Bell, Jeff Burns, Ninfa Flores, Janice Kinghorn, Pat Little, Sam Segran, David Tillack

Pee Wee Roberson
President, Staff Senate

Resolution on the Employee Privacy Committee

A PROPOSED COMPLETION OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ON CHECKS COMMITTEE (EMPLOYEE PRIVACY COMMITTEE)
(Concerning the privace of personal information.)

WHEREAS, because there is no OP to safegaurd privacy of employee information.

WHEREAS, an OP will be adopted.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Staff Senate of Texas Tech University enacts OP 70.40 to insure the privacy of all employee personal information. This OP will be distributed to ALL STAFF at Texas Tech with a cover letter from Jim Brunjes, Jim Brown or Gloria Hale.

Author: Social Security Number on Check Committee (Employee Privacy Committee)
Patricia Little, Chair, Texas Tech University, 04 August 1999, Dean Feazell, Lynn Kopytkiewicz, Ninfa Flores, Sam Segran, Shannon Sims, Maurice Welch

Pee Wee Roberson
President, Staff Senate

 

December 1, 1999

Resolution on Parking Fees

WHEREAS, the Administration's "Parking Feasibility Study" shows a demand for parking spaces that exceeds the supply and is expected to worsen in the next 5 years;

THEREFORE, be it resolved that the TTU Staff Senate gives its approval for the following amended proposals from the Parking Feasibility Study:

An increase in fees for reserved, area-reserved, and commuter spaces for 20% for the 2000-2001 school year, and
A conversion of parts of existing reserve lots to area-reserved status, with accommodation for any users who wish to retain a reserved space."

Author: Traffice and Parking Committee, Texas Tech University, 01 December 1999

Pee Wee Roberson
President, Staff Senate

Resolution on the Parking Feasibility Study

WHEREAS, the Administration's "Parking Feasibility Study" contains no information about:
The possible impact of future garages on campus traffic or city commuter traffic, or
The number of spaces in each garage that will be devoted to faculty/staff vs. students;

THEREFORE, be it resolved that the following actions should be taken before financial commitments are made for any parking garage:
Traffic studies should be conducted in consultation with city engineers and the results should be reported to the Staff Senate, and
Specific details regarding allocation of parking spaces (faculty, staff, student or visitor) should be furnished to the Staff Senate for each garage that is being planned,

The Administration should continue to inform the Staff Senate (at yearly intervals or more frequently) about the progress of its plans and the effectiveness of its actions toward solving the present and future problems in our parking system.

Author: Traffic and Parking Committee, Texas Tech University, 01 December 1999

Pee Wee Roberson
President, Staff Senate

 

March 3, 2000

Resolution on the Renaming of the Student Recreation Center

(Stating the sentiments of the Staff Senate concerning renaming the Student Recreation Center to the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center.)

WHEREAS, Dr. Ewalt was the driving force behind the approval, design and construction of the award-winning Student Recreation Center, and

WHEREAS, his defense of women's athletics is responsible for giving women an equal opportunity to participate in athletics, and

WHEREAS, as the official advisor, role model and mentor for the Student Government Association, he formulated one of the best models of student government in the United States, and

WHEREAS, he instigated the creation of and is a highly respected professor in the Master's Program in Higher Education Student Affairs Area of Study, and

WHEREAS, he was instrumental in the formation of the Minority Faculty/Staff Association and the Staff Senate, and

WHEREAS, he is an outstanding leader in the community, humanitarian for all groups especially volunteer programs, and

WHEREAS, he has been a student services leader on national, regional and local arenas, receiving the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Foundation Pillar of the Profession Award in 1999, the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators Distinguished Service Award in 1996, the Top Techsan Award in 1992, and numerous prestigious local awards, and

WHEREAS, his tenure will be remembered as one of significant vision, growth and development of all aspects of student affairs, and

WHEREAS, he conducts his business with integrity and fairness, and

WHEREAS, he has consistently been a pillar for Texas Tech students by always putting the student first in discussions, an advocate for student issues and patron of innumerable student events and activities, and

WHEREAS, he has served with dignity as the first and only Vice President for Student Affairs at Texas Tech University for twenty-six years. To insure his legacy will permeate Texas Tech history,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Texas Tech University Staff Senate fully supports renaming the Student Recreation Center to the
Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center.

Author: Communications and Public Relations Committee, Texas Tech University, 1 March 2000, Steve Bell, Jeff Burn, Ninfa Flores, Janice Kinghorn, Pat Little, Sam Segran, David Tillack

Pee Wee Roberson
President, Staff Senate