PSO Meeting Minutes January 29, 2004
Members Present: Dave Taylor, Jim McCracken, Kathy Martin, Chet Herbst, Stephanie Wagner, Jill Thomas-Jorgenson, Allen Schmook, Karla McCann, Kim Carey, Amy Mayer, Deb Mundell, Karen Burton, Kristy Roberts, Andy Hanson, Debra Lyber, Tate Smith, Randy Harper, Lori Gaskill, Ken Clark, Bert Salberg, Diane Johnson
Chet reported on supervisor feedback proposal. Full report is available on the intranet. This is still in the testing phase and a trial run may be made. Nursing and social sciences divisions have tested.
Holiday Committee – Diane reported that a good time was had by her. She’s not sure about everyone else. The committee discussed the possibility of having the party off campus to fit more people. HR working on getting Christmas Eve day off.
Benevolence – Faculty and classified staff have a benevolence committee in place. Faculty and CSO handle their functions differently. Lori offered questions about what the PSO wanted the benevolence committee to do. Diane suggested having a $2 payroll deduction to fund it. Andy suggested using funds to help make the professional staff a more cohesive unit. It was also suggested to combine the benevolence and workplace enrichment committees.
UAPs – Dave suggested making for next year’s UAPs
Nominating Committee – vote on paper
CUPA (College and University Professional Association) – Institution uses the annual survey to standardize salaries. Colleges of similar size are surveyed. LCSC shoots for median range starting at no less than 85% of the median. Many positions are not specifically listed so HR makes an estimate based on job description. We discussed some inequities in pay scale around campus. Andy Hanson volunteered to chair the committee on wages and compensation.
Legislative Luncheon Report – Dave noted that LCSC was the only Idaho college that had state representation at the luncheon. Dave recommended that we continue to do this each year. Burt met with all the legislators from our area.
Campus Salary Committee – Whitney Pugh is chairing that committee. Issues: longevity bumps, salary savings apply to compression problems, and non-monetary compensation. Lori stated that 2% is too miniscule an amount to address compression. It would be better to use it equitably across the board and use salary savings to address compression or promotions.
PSO Staff Award Committee – Discussion of procedure for nominating. In past years, administration chose the PSO award. Then, we took over the process. Kathy, Debra, Randy and Bert are on the committee. It has been moved that we go to an online process for selective nominating for the PSO award.
Fundraising – Debra mentioned how much the CSO makes on their book sales. PSO dues is another option. The Workplace Enrichment Committee agreed to take up this issue.
Allen Schmook comes to us from Albertson College in Caldwell. He also has experience at Simplot and the Idaho Statesman.
April 23rd Professional Development Day – Let Dave know if you’d like to help. Keynote speaker is Patty Shea from Avista.