Minutes of the Classified Staff Association
March 22, 2016
Ed McGee, Twila DeMasters, Connie Deacon, Jessica Riddick, Gayle Kiger,
Stephanie Keener, Nathan Kolb, Francie Dye, Linda Daye, Debra Short, Diane
Sykes, Kitty Daniel, Deanne McDaniel, Tommy Johnson, Richard Okimoto, Kevin
Meeting was called to order at 1:05pm
Minutes were approved with a motion from Kevin Riley, 2nd
Stephanie Keener nominated Francie Dye as President and
Kevin Riley as Vice President. No other nominations
were made. Election was unanimous.
Discussion was had regarding the Classified Staff
Professional Development Achievement Award. The monetary award is not
retroactive; days off are retroactive. Retroactive days do create a cost for
the college. No motion was made to change this amendment.
Twila DeMasters reported that when professional development funds
are given this year, the classified staff can make their own decision about how
money can be divided. Faculty have made the decision that they can combo money
and use multiple years allotment at one time, but they are not allowed to apply
in consecutive years if they use a multiyear allotment. Francie asked if other
departments have some professional development money that they use for staff. A
motion was made by Jessica Riddick to keep classified staff’s professional
development available on a yearly basis, not following the faculty model. Seconded by Gayle Kiger, motion approved.
Ed McGee reported that there is the possibility of a raise
in November, budget dependent.
Kevin reminded the group to take the Great Colleges survey.
Some reported that the survey went into Clutter in their mailboxes.
Reminder of the Picnic, April 29.
Linda Daye reminded the group that new hires will need to be
added to the list for classified staff, this process is unclear and needs
review by new classified leadership.