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Dickinson State University Staff Senate Minutes September 20, 2007, 1:30 p.m. – Klinefelter Conference Room 107 Members Present: Bonnie Bohlman, Christie Chernich, Steve Glasser, James Haaland, Heidi Larson, Mary McDermott, Kevin Moberg, Kelly Steffes, Lori Wagner, and Stacy Wilkinson, Anthony Willer, and Corina Zalesky. Members Absent: Alicia Erickson, Kent Featherstone, Jane Fisher, Tim Kreidt, Stuart Savelkoul, Shanna Schoch, Jacob Seigler. Call to Order: Meeting was called to order at 1:34 p.m. by President Stacy Wilkinson. Adoption of Agenda: Mary McDermott made a motion to accept the agenda. Bonnie Bohlman seconded the motion; motion carried. Approval of Minutes: Lori Wagner made a motion to adopt the minutes; Kevin Moberg seconded; motion carried. COMMITTEE REPORTS Standing Committees: Continuing Education Committee: Kelly Steffes reported. The Continuing Education committee decided to send out a questionnaire to all staff to try and get new ideas for staff training ideas. The questionnaire was due back October 3, 2007. The committee is working on training for October still. Some ideas are dressing for success, office etiquette. Kelly is working with Joanne Fields and the Office of Extended Campus. Hiring Process of Staff Committee: Mary McDermott reported that the committee has met and they are still working with Gail Ebeltoft in Human Resources. Nothing new to report. Emergency Management Preparedness Committee: Nothing new to report. Staff Senate Web Page Committee: Mary McDermott reported. The committee has met. They met with Kim Thiel from Computer Services. Kim will post the minutes from July’s meeting and Mary will take over keeping up the pages. Do we want an updated photo and do we want to do individual photos with a small bio? We will take a group picture at the October meeting. Children at Work Committee: Christie Chernich reported. The Presidents Cabinet met and approved the Children in the Workplace policy that was sent forth by the committee members. Stacy Wilkinson removed this item from the agenda. This committee has been dissolved.

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Smoke-Free Campus Committee: Stacy Wilkinson reported that Student Senate is working on this as well. The committee has not met. Nothing to report. Budget Committee: Committee has not met yet, nothing to report. Old Business: 1. Staff Retiree Status: Jim Haaland and Stacy Wilkinson reported. The committee has met and taken their proposal back to the President’s Cabinet. The last time this policy draft was brought to Cabinet was March 6, 2006. There were no changes to the policy, but there were still some concerns. The biggest concern was the cost of the program. The committee handed out the draft that was taken to the President’s Cabinet meeting. Options and what we can look forward to were discussed. The committee is now waiting on Cabinet’s decision. 2. Staff Senate Scholarship: Kelly Steffes reported that she had spoke to the Foundation two months ago and the scholarship was suppose to be on the current scholarship drive. For some reason the Staff Senate Scholarship did not make it on to the current scholarship drive. It will be sent out via email to all Staff during the Faculty/Staff Campaign. 3. Presidential Search Committee: Stacy Wilkinson reported that the ad has been published. Nothing new to report. 4. Celebrating the Presidency: Stacy Wilkinson reported that this committee is looking at putting together some type of party for an event in February. There is still talk about a gift and it has been suggested that it be from all of the staff members. New Business: 1. State Employee Recognition Week: Stacy handed out a flyer from UND. UND recognizes their State Employees with a week of different activities. Is this something we want to look into for next year? We will table it until April/May and then form a committee if it is decided to move forward with a similar idea. 2. Other: Adjournment: Stacy Wilkinson adjourned the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 2:10 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS The next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. in Klinefelter Conference Room 107. Respectfully Submitted,

Christie Chernich ~ Staff Senate Secretary

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