Organizational Staff Council Meeting MINUTES Thursday, November 3, 2011

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Organizational Staff Council Meeting

MINUTES

Thursday,
November 3
, 2011

Gaylord

Hall

Room 1005



President
Deborah Skeel

c
alled the meeting to order

at 1
1
:
3
0

a
.m.

and

wel
comed all those in
attend
ance.


Attending this month:
Jackie Downing
,
Amanda Pai,
Betty Love,

Deborah Skeel, Fran Stephens
,

Mary Stephens
, Regina McNabb, Justin
Daniels
, and Nancy Leonard.


Minutes
-

The minutes from the

October

meeting were approved
as prepared.


Treasurer’s Report



Deborah Skeel reported that the checking account ha
d a balance of
$304.50.


Staff Senate

Report



Amanda Pai reported that Susan Sasso from the Office of Student Affairs
is soliciting volunteers for the Student Hearing Boards, which would be a 2 year appointment. If
anyone is interested in volunteering Am
anda has the contact information. The Staff Week
Committee
finalized

the Fall fundraiser

and will be selecting a theme for Staff Week at the
November meeting. The committee charged with looking into the tobacco policy met and formed
3 subcommittees. There

will be at least one public forum on this topic. At the next meeting the
committee will be deciding whether they are going for a smoke
-
free or a tobacco
-
free polic
y.
Lastly, the Staff Senate is forming an ad hoc committee to

look at the issue of the Unive
rsity
providing job protection, similar to FMLA, for OU employees who must take off to care for a
non
-
traditional partner. Anyone interested in volunteering for this committee should talk with
Fran Stephens.


Communication Committee Report



Just
in

Daniels reported that the
staff news letter was
finalized and that it
sh
ould be distributed electronically to all staff by Friday, November 3
rd
.


Old Business

The fundraiser has been scheduled for: Chili’s on November 15, Panda Express
on November 22, a
nd El Chico’s on November 29. Betty Love

presented the draft announcement
which was prepared by Vicky in her office. The group decided to have all three “coupons” on
one page so it can be included in the e
-
mail message. An announcement should be distribute
d no
later than November 15
th
.


Announcements


The annual Fill the Trolley event has begun and will be collecting toys and
other items to benefit the Cleveland County Christmas Store.


The meeting was adjourned at 12:
05

p
.m.

followed by a short present
ation from Dr. Qi Cheng
on
Cryptography: From Art to Science
.
The next meeting will be
a pot
-
luck lunch
held Thursday
December

1

at the
NEL building.



Respectfully submitted

Amanda Pai
,

Vice
-
President/President Elect