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Classified Conference of the KU Libraries
Jan. 15, 2003
Guests: Al Mauler Classified Conference Personnel Committee (CCPC) Chairperson; Sue Hewitt - Classified Senate (CS) & Planning and Resource Committee (PRC)
Present: Mary Ann Baker (Chair); Kurt Blythe (Secretary), Jesse Bryson (Group I Rep.); Kevin Fussell (Group II Rep.); Janet Revenew (Group III Rep.); Lynn Koenig (Group IV Rep.)
Absent: Helen Dee (Vice-Chair)
· Meeting with the Dean and the Personnel Officer: Originally
scheduled for Jan. 20, 2003, the meeting has been cancelled due to its
coinciding with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Once the meeting has been
rescheduled, the following issues will take precedence:
o Library, Information & Technology Services (LITS) Initiatives: Concerns have been raised in regards to who will be responsible for fixing the machines should it be required.
o Training Programs: CCEB is especially interested in supervisory training and IT classes. It is the understanding of CCEB that Sandy Gilliland is still working on the above two programs and CCEB is interested in what progress she may be making.
o LA Series Specifications Review Committee: CCEB is curious as to the progress and findings of this committee.
o Classified Employee of the Year Award (CEYA): Nominations close Friday, 2003 Jan. 17.
o Kansas University Libraries' Staff Association (KULSA): There is confusion as to who does what, how things are done, and how to get to the website.
§ The KULSA Holiday Party proved to be a nice time. R.I.P. KULSA.
· CCEB Matters: The following issues are currently occupying
o CCEB Calendar: Timing for possible Code changes, elections and ballots and the general meeting was proposed.
o Kevin's Communication Corner: Kevin Fussell's semi-monthly informative email has on its list of future topics the Classified Conference (CC) website pages, various parts of the online Human Resources website, and the KU Classified Senate website.
o CC Code and Guidelines Changes: The discussion of specific changes to be made to the Code and the Guidelines is tabled until the Jan. 29 meeting of CCEB. In the meantime, Group Representatives are asked to call for volunteers to serve on a revision task group. Two people are needed to assist Mary Ann Baker in this mission.
o Group Redistribution: Group redistribution ideas are tabled until the Jan. 29 meeting.
o CC's Purpose and Mission: Do we need a mission statement? It seems that our purpose statement is sufficient.
o Group Organization Charts: Group 3 and 4 are encouraged to submit an informal organization chart since a formal one is perceived to be impossible.
o Supervisory Training: The supervisory training measure is tabled until the Jan. 29 meeting.
· Group Representatives' Reports: Reports on constituents
o Feedback on the Libraries' Latest Initiatives: Ku Info., the Watson reconfiguration, ENCompass, ILL's new processes and service, long distance phone authorization, electronic products acquisition, the inclement weather 'team", Eaid, and Ku cards have aroused little concern.
· Committee Representatives' Reports: The following information
relates to the various Libraries' committees
o SDC Proposal: The proposal by Janet Revenew and Kurt Blythe that SDC offer training in subjects outside the normal scope of Library concerns has yet to be submitted (or created).
o SDC Membership: Jenny's Mehmedovic's inclusion in SDC will not be disputed.
o KU Classified Senate: Ola Faucher, Director of Human Resources, and Vice Provost Lindy Eakin, along with five Classified Senate members are brainstorming on the new "KU employee" plan, which will propose to reinvigorate the concept of KU Classified Staff becoming employees of the University. The new plan promises to have more details than the last plan.
§ 2003 Feb. 4 is Legislative Day and Classified Senate will be attending with a position paper.
o CC Personnel Committee: Charged with sending out a call for volunteers to cross train in other areas of the Libraries and will find out about tuition assistance for internship hours.