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Classified Conference KU Libraries
September 10, 2003
Guests: Nancy Hawkins, Sue Hewitt
Present: Jeff McAdams (Chair.), Mike Rusche (Vice-Chair.), Kurt Blythe (Secretary), Monica Claassen-Wilson (Group I), Kevin Fussell (Group II), Denise Swartz (Group III), Mary Ann Baker (Group IV)
· Ballots for the Classified Code change, specifically relating to SDC membership, will be due on the 18th of Sept.
· SDC has two vacancies after the resignations of Billie Conway and Jane Hoyt; Mary Ann has volunteered to fill a position, but only if no one else steps forward, and Laura Horne has expressed an interest in serving.
§ Group Rep.s are responsible for contacting their constituency with requests for service.
Ø Note: Since the time of the meeting, which these Minutes chronicle, Laura Horne has agreed to fill one position.
· CCEB will continue to meet every other week, although a measure of freedom in canceling meetings and cutting short meetings will be introduced whenever a dearth of agenda items is found to be the case.
Agenda Items for next Meeting w/ the Dean and the Personnel Officer
· Final determination on official copier policy for the Libraries.
· Any truth behind rumors of new evaluations that have 5 options for job performance and other sweeping changes coming from Human Resources in the next 6 months.
· Lobby for Dean’s support for students desiring to take Internet courses and internships. The focus of the tuition assistance program on the “classroom experience” is too limiting.
· Revisit the topic of making up time missed for classes. Library policy is incongruous in this matter; as some departments do, and some do not, require staff to make up time.
· Request a deadline for submitting a slate of people for consideration by CEYA.
· Schedule for keypad installation.
· Question how much staff can expect to see health insurance rise.
· Query whether or not there exists any plan for in-house training for supervisors who evaluate others.
· Mary Ann reports for KU Info of the possible existence of a Student Senate-initiated service termed “Jaywalk,” to consist of a male/female tandem to provide escort services for patrons traveling from Anschutz to places elsewhere on campus.
· PRC has not yet met. Jeff will present their charges, unchanged from those of the last year, to Gaele Gillespie.
· SDC is meeting, but have failed to post their minutes on their website.
· Diversity Committee met recently for the first time since summer. Two Brown Bag Lunches, one titled “Out on Campus” and dealing with homosexuality at KU and the other titled “Extraordinary Lives,” have been schedule and flyers have been distributed. There is still a question as to whether or not the University will approve the purchase and planting of a seedling from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Sycamore.
· The Alternative to Civil Service proposal has been reworded, although nothing has significantly changed.
§ Town Hall Meetings will be scheduled for Woodruff Auditorium, 1:00-2:00pm on Sept. 23; Alderson Auditorium, 8:00-9:00pm on Sept. 24; and Alderson Auditorium, 9:00-10:00am on Oct. 2.
· Senate Exec. will take the tuition assistance question to the Regents. While it is against the law to award tuition assistance to anyone other than staff, other rules and regulations are decided by individual institutions and these Senate Exec. will attempt to loosen.
· Group I reports that the Serials Records Team is hiring for an LAI. ILL is in the home stretch of hiring a LAII.