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Classified Conference of the KU Libraries
March 20, 2002
Watson Conference Room B
Present - Jan Altenbernd (Ex-officio), Mary Ann Baker (Senate Library
Committee), Kurt Blythe (GI) Jana Borchardt (SEC), Helen Krische Dee (Webmaster),
Kevin Fussell (GII), Josh Nichols (GIV) Janet Revenew (GIII)
Guests - Nancy Hawkins, Mary Ann Baker
Planning for the General Meeting
The Watson conference rooms have been reserved for Wednesday, April 17th from 10-11:30. After introducing Stella Bentley, the Classified Employee of the Year(s) recipients, and new classified staff members, the meeting will be organized into a presentation and discussion of the classified Conference in terms of its Past, Present, and Future. In light of the recent news from Topeka regarding furloughs, a tentative speaker will include a representative from KU Human Resources, as well as someone from the Classified Senate regarding their latest survey and the University Employee model. The PowerPoint presentation will include information found in the Spencer archives by Mary Ann Baker and Nancy Hawkins as well as a year in review from the various committees in which classified employees participate. The information presented in the PowerPoint will also hopefully be available on the CC website maintained by Helen Dee. The URL is: http://www.lib.ku.edu/staff/committees/cceb/
Senate Library Committee
Mary Ann Baker handed out materials as presented by Richard Fyffe at the 3/15/02 Senate Library Committee meeting. The information was a review of how KU ranked in different categories as compared to other ARL institutions. In terms of support staff salaries and wages, Fyffe had pointed out the we rank 67 out of 112 institutions and that this was our lowest ranking among the various measures. Contact a CCEB member if interested in seeing these statistics. There was also some discussion of possibly increasing the number of participants on the Senate Library Committee by including a representative from all Academic schools.
Joshua Nichols, Classified Employee of the Year Award Committee member, said that the two recipients had been chosen. Al Mauler would soon be drafting a proposal to be sent to Julia Rholes for her approval. Once signed it will take another two weeks to cut the check.
Given the recent news from Topeka regarding the possibility of furloughs several of the CCEB members felt it was important to discuss this. We also decided that having someone speak about this at the General Meeting would be of interest to Classified Staff. Kurt volunteered to call Ola Faucher in Human Resources and see if someone would be available during the April 17th meeting. Also he said he would send out an informational email to the kulcc listserv.
Next Meeting - 2:00-3:30, Wednesday, April 3rd, 2002, Watson Conference Room B
(Meetings will generally be on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 2:00-3:30.)
Agenda - Finalizing the Classified Conference General Meeting Agenda