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Classified Conference Executive Board (CCEB)
Thursday, Sep 8th, 2005
WATSON A -- 10-11:30am
PRESENT: Rebecca Claassen (FY06Vice-Chair); Jill Becker (Grp 3), Monica Claassen-Wilson (FY06 Chair), Kevin Fussell (Grp 2), Angie Rathmel (Secretary), Denise Swartz (Grp 1), Robert Szabo (Grp 4)
Minutes of Aug 25th meeting approved.
Review previous meeting’s action items
WHO? BY WHEN? WHAT?
1. Denise: Next meeting Make sure Jaybowl is open Dec 15th 10-11:30am for Retreat (Special Meeting) DONE - Confirmed
2. Monica: Send invitations to guests and committees for General Meeting DONE
3. All: Give money to Denise for naming prize (Becca, Jill, Angie still to pay)
Right now Diversity Committee is trying to regain some of the momentum we lost since we passed off the Residency Program to the higher powers. Having worked on that project so long and with some intensity, once it was gone we sort of fizzled out for a little while. This is natural, but I want to get up and going with events again. We are shooting for the last week in Sept. or first week in October to show a film on Generational Diversity. Within two weeks after the showing of the film, we are going to have a reading group where people can read an article on generational diversity and discuss what they agree and disagree with in the article as well as observations they've made on different generations coming together in the workplace.
We're also evaluating our budget for a new smaller event called "Diversity Beans." We would have to purchase some materials for this event, but eventually we would like to keep this as a running event for small meeting groups around the library system. For example, if there were an interest by a department head to promote diversity thinking, one or two members of our committee would come to the meeting and put on this short event for the group. This would be an ongoing service of the committee and not just an isolated event.
I'm not sure if I mentioned this in a previous report, but we're considering adding another chairperson to be my co-chair. Right now, in my current job position, I don't have the time to commit to the committee that I once did. As a result, things aren't getting done as quickly and thoroughly as I would like. It would be nice to have another person to diffuse questions and to help get the ball rolling. I've opened it up to the committee and one person was interested, but wasn't sure she could devote the time either. If no one in the committee would like to take on the responsibility, I am going to open it up library-wide to see if there is interest.
General Meeting items:
Review name suggestions (pick top 3) Ballot to USS staff as they come in.
Library Support Staff
Library Support Staff Conference
KU Library Support Staff
Report from Merit Pay Open Meeting (held by HR last week)
Angie will compile her notes from the meeting and distribute to CC.
At the meeting they distributed a FOCUS paper of FAQs. They reviewed what had changed, what they are currently working on and what the future directions they are looking at. Then it was an open discussion for questions. There were many concerns from F&O re: attendance (use of their sick leave) as a sole determining factor for not getting merit. Will salaries top out again? Merit pay and longevity is supposed to fix this. The “top” of each range will be there but what you make will vary depending on merit.
Supervisory training was brought up again.
F&O computer access issue. CCEB will ask Mary Ann what progress Classified Senate has made on
Report from K-State trip
Same questions being asked that we asked. Job security, same benefits, privatization of services (happens regardless). Will KState be able to provide the funding that KU has been able to (i.e. block grant funding)? Library Staff wants this and wondering if they can pilot it for the University. Suggested the Library Deans talk to University Deans.
Agenda Items for Stella and Donna
Action Items for next meeting
WHO? BY WHEN? WHAT?
Group Reps; 9/12/05 Send invitation for questions for the Dean, if people would like CCEB to ask on their behalf.
Denise: 9/12/05 Buy Hastings gift card
Monica: 9/12/05 Create ballot for CCEB new name for General Meeting