THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
Wednesday July 15, 2015
Chair-Elect Debbie Copp called the meeting to order at 1:33 p.m. in the Scholars Room of the Oklahoma Memorial Union.
Officers present – John Bishop, Chair; Debbie Copp, Chair-Elect; Chris Cook, Immediate Past Chair
Officers absent – Cecilia McEwen, Recording Secretary
Staff present – Melissa Lane, Administrative Coordinator
Representatives present – Hourly Employees Council: Eric Grubbs, Karen Stark, Cecilia Holmes, Jake Wetherington, Julie Hamburger, David Kizer, Ross Mehl, Carolyn Irons; Informational Staff Association: Dan Hough, Corey Helms, Richard Snelling, Sarah Connelly, Priscilla Crawford; Organizational Staff Council: Matthew Rom, Julia Rouse
Representatives absent — Hourly Employees Council: Suzie Brewer, Kim Haddad, Synthia Petross, Brandie Wright; Informational Staff Association: Gordan Carrie; Organizational Staff Council: Justin Daniels, Cathy Yeaman, Kristi Wright, Deborah Skeel; Administrative Staff Council: Michael Giesecke, Paul Arcaroli
Guests present — Kristen Holmes, Drew Allensworth, and Danielle Steely
ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES OF June 17, 2015
On motion by Dan Hough, the minutes of June 17, 2015 Staff Senate meeting were accepted.
John acknowledged that this is his last meeting as Chair of the Senate and wanted to thank everyone for serving on all of the multiple committees. It was a busy year but very successful. He enjoyed attending the standing committee luncheon and thanking all of those committee members for the work they did.
REPORTS FROM MEMBER GROUPS
Administrative Staff Council: By email President Michael Giesecke said that they did not meet.
Hourly Employees Council: President Eric Grubbs reported that they met on Wednesday the 8th of July at Chimy’s and invited all of the newly elected members. They have seven new members and still trying to fill the last open seat. They discussed Staff Senate and began filling the Senate representative’s seats. They should be moving the regular meeting place next year to The Forum at OCCE.
Informational Staff Association: President Elect Dan Hough reported that they did not meet.
Organizational Staff Council: President Justin Daniels reported by email that they did not meet.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Awards Committee: By email Chair Liz Cooley reported that they did not meet.
Communications Committee: By email Chair Gina Powell reported that the committee did not meet.
Staff Initiatives Committee: Chair Kristi Wright reported by email that they did not meet.
Staff Week Committee: The committee did not meet.
REPORTS OF SPECIAL (AD HOC) COMMITTEES
Employee Benefits Committee: Debbie Copp reported that they did not meet.
The following reports were linked to the July agenda:
Staff Senate Foundation account report
Minutes of Employment Benefits Committee meeting for April 2015
Approval of Appointments/Reappointments to the Staff Senate Standing Committees: The list of volunteers was linked to the agenda. Eric Grubbs moved to accept the slate of volunteers. His motion was seconded and passed on a voice vote.
A plaque of appreciation was presented to John Bishop for serving as Chair of the Staff Senate.
As there was no further business, the meeting adjourned at 1:54 p.m.
NEXT REGULAR MEETING: September 16, 2015