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Staff Council Minutes

January 17, 2013

2:00 PM – A-204


Present:  Cinthia Barnett, Jeff Bernard, Barry Birckhead (Advisor), Bobby Burk, Sharon Hodge, Ann Lay, Stephanie McCartney, & Lyndon Pitman


Absent:  Tara Adams, Jenny Brown, Alberta Cook, & Arthur Vaughn


Guests:  none


1. Welcome

  • The meeting was called to order at 2:08 pm by Bobby Burk.


2. Budget

  • Foundation Account:  $4341.98
  • Agency Account:  $2518.00
  • Vicki Moody was reimbursed $23.00 from the Foundation account for the funds she donated at the University System of Georgia Staff Council (USG-SC) Conference.
  • The total cost for Mary Phillips’ retirement gift will be taken from the Foundation Account (~$90.00).
  • Ann Lay will check to see if Marietta Flowers has been paid for the carnations distributed during Breast Cancer Awareness in October.


3. Approval of Meeting Minutes

  • November 2012 Minutes – approved with suggested edits from Sharon Hodge.


4. New Business

  • Lee Denim Day                                               (Ann)

 i.            Ann thanked everyone for their help and efforts collecting money for Lee Denim Day.  The total amount donated was $589.00

  • Staff Council Spring Meetings             (Bobby)

 i.            The date for spring meetings will be either the 2nd or 3rd Thursday of the month beginning at 2:00 pm.  The exact dates will be decided at each successive meeting.

 ii.            Next month’s meeting will be on February 21st.

  • Administrative Professional’s Day       (April 24, 2013)

 i.            Committee:  Jenny Brown, Sharon Hodge, Ann Lay

 ii.            The committee members present at the meeting are requesting ideas for speakers/activities.

  iii.            Once an initial agenda is set, the committee will apply for funding from the Professional Development Fund (PDF).

  • Open Forum                                        (Bobby)

  i.            In order to have a representative from transportation and parking services, they need to be supplied with a list of specific questions in advance.

  ii.            Barry Birckhead suggested that President Lisa Rossbacher and the Senior Staff be invited so pertinent questions from the SPSU Staff can be addressed.

  • Degree Completion program                (Bobby)

     i.            A Phire form was sent to Senior Staff for approval.

  • Donated Leave Program (DLP)                        (Ann)

    i.            The DLP has a final draft that has been approved.


Movement to adjourn meeting

  • The meeting was adjourned at 2:45 pm.
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