Staff Assembly Meeting Minutes
March 11, 2010 at Noon
Blue Creek Bay - SUB

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 12:03 p.m. by Heather Erickson, Chair.

Approval of Minutes

It was moved and seconded to approve the January, 2010 meeting minutes.

New Business:

Staff Achievement Awards – Alex Harris introduced the new Staff Achievement Awards that will be awarded in May. He explained that the Staff Assembly Executive Committee had made an effort this year to set specific criteria for four different awards to include: Rising Star Award, Part-Time Staff Excellence Award, Staff Excellence Award and the Outstanding Service to the Community Award. More detail information will be coming around March 15.

Employee Giving Campaign – Pam Noah reported that the Employee Giving Campaign is looking for 60% participation. She encouraged employees to return their response cards no later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 16 to be included in the grand prize drawing. She also invited everyone to come to the prize drawing on March 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 in the SUB.

Reports:

Meet and Confer – Alex Harris reported that Meet and Confer had sent their proposal to Dr. Bell and had received a response from her.

Senate – Erin Norvell reported that the Senate bylaws section regarding equal representation has been approved for a first reading. It will come up for second reading on the March 18 Senate meeting.

Insurance – Jon Totten reported that Wade Larson and Scott Burkhardt have been meeting with insurance companies over the past couple of months. It appears that our experience rate this year was extremely high. Therefore, we need to be prepared for possible changes and rate increases. More definite information should be available in a week or so.

Board of Trustees - Alex Harris reported on the BOT. Items discussed:
• Dual Naming of Seiter Hall and Lee-Kildow Hall Eric Murray
• Official Enrollment Report for FY10 Spring Semester Eric Murray
• Kootenai Technical Education Campus (KTEC) Ron Vieselmeyer
• Education Corridor Priscilla Bell/Mic Armon
• Legislative Session Update

Good for the Order:
The Special Staff Assembly meeting with Dr. Bell scheduled for noon on Wed., March 17 has been cancelled. The meeting will be rescheduled closer to when she presents the 2010/2011 budget to the Board of Trustees.

Adjournment:
Adjourned at 12:44 pm. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 8 at 2:00 p.m. in Blue Creek Bay – SUB.