Staff Assembly Meeting Minutes
November 11, 2010
Blue Creek Bay- SUB

The meeting was called to order at 2:00 p.m. by Alex Harris, Chair.

Approval of Minutes
The minutes from the October 14, 2010 meeting were approved.

Holiday Food Baskets:

Nancy Edwards reported that staff assembly will be heading up the NIC Food Drive again this year. The holiday food baskets will be distributed at the St. ASNIC party on December 6. Information will be coming out about the specifics of the food drive.

Updates

Employee Day Committee
– It was reported that the committee has met and are gathering ideas for suggested speakers, suggested events and a developing a timeline for the day.

Staff Sabbatical Committee – Alex Harris reported that the ad hoc committee has a draft of the staff sabbatical policy and procedure. Alex will take policy/procedure to Dr. Bell to discuss and get her input. More information on the policy/procedure will be available as the committee gets closer to a final draft.

Smoking Policy – Garry Stark reported that there is a rough draft of the smoking policy/procedure that the committee will be discussing at their November 17th meeting.

Meet and Confer – Alex Harris reported that Meet & Confer had met. One of the topics they are looking at is a maternity/paternity leave policy.

Invited Guest

Employee Opinion Survey
– Wade Larson gave a general overview of the 2010 annual Employee Opinion Survey results. To view the current results and how they relate to past years…here’s the link on the HR website http://www.nic.edu/Websites/?dpt=34&pageID=1224

Reports

Board of Trustees
- Alex Harris shared the agenda from the October Board meeting.

• Election of Board Officers Priscilla Bell
• Mill Site Infrastructure Plan Brad Marshall-JUB Engineering
• Staff Recruiting and Retention Compensation Structure Wade Larson
• Amendment to the FY11 Budget – Mill Site Acquisition Ron Dorn
• Legislative Agenda John Martin
• FY12 Budget Development Timeline Ron Dorn
• Kootenai Technical Education Campus (KTEC) Ron Vieselmeyer
• Education Corridor Mic Armon

Senate – Erin Norvell reported that the Senate is finishing their work on faculty policies/procedures and staff policies/procedures will be forthcoming.

Good of the Order

Adjournment:
The meeting was adjourned at 3:10 p.m.