CAP Meeting Minutes
July 13, 2012
Attendees: Steven Schweitzer (1), Kostas Yfantis (2), Kimberly Brown (3), Jim Witte (3), Erica Malloch (4), Jonathan Howell (4), Rick Atterberry (5), Betoel Escobar (7), Veronica Kann (7), Tom Korder (9), Melissa Madsen (9), Robbie Bauer (10), Elizabeth Rockman (10), Kingsley Allan (11), Sue Key (11), Sandy Jones and Cindy Debrock in place of Elyne Cole (ex officio)
I Call to Order 1:05
II Public Comment None
III Minutes June minutes approved
IV AHR Report
Sandy Jones gave AHR report. As noted in a News-Gazette article this week, a salary increase is on the way. APDF status as of July 6, 2012: 123 requests, 113 approved, 2 declined, 8 pending, total awards is $53K+. Based on incoming applications SURS counted 222 retirements of staff (civil service & AP) of which 94 to 98 are APs. Last year there were 37. The response to the preliminary SUCCS audit finding is going soon. UI will review all positions cited. There is no mandate for immediate conversion nor a campus review of all positions. Information was communicated with colleges and will soon be communicate with individuals. Publication on SUCCS website won’t happen until UI response is made because response will be added to website too. Robbie Witt oversees the classification part of HR, and Cindy will relay onto her Kostas’ concern that an IT manager position was posted as a civil service job.
V Communications Committee
Melissa passed around current CAP brochures so we could be familiar with it. Kostas spoke regarding the difference between listservs and mentioned the number in each: CAP Stakeholders (40+), CAP Members (22+ Elyne), and CAP Exec Committee. June newsletter went out, but Melissa has been holding off July for breaking news on the audit. USSP vacancy announcement may go out with the newsletter although CAP will continue to identify good people before then.
VI Unfinished Business
Maureen Parks responded to Rick’s request to consider an equivalent to APDF for District 1. She stated there is already training available to their staff so there is no need to create a fund. A member of District 1 disputes Maureen’s assessment. Campus spends about $21/AP so it wouldn’t be too costly for UA to set up an equivalent.
Pension legislation will likely come out in the fall.
Districts 8 & 9 have Senate vacancies, and nominations are underway. Redistricting is on hold as we determine a path forward regarding increasing the AP Senator electorate to bring equity between districts and increase representation of AP senators to districts currently not represented (other than UA). Procedures and Elections committee can present a letter regarding the troubles of determining the electorate.
VII New Business
Kostas is moving forward on scheduling UI leaders to present at CAP meetings. CAP will bring up the idea of UI having a mediator for APs similar to what they have for students.
VIII Committee Reports
Rick and Kingsley reported that UI President Bob Easter and SUCCS Exec Dir Tom Morelock presented at the June 22 UPPAC meeting. Regarding the Climate Survey, the Workload and Balance score was low among staff. Wayne Stahl presented on the ARR to UPPAC.
Kostas reported on Senate Exec Committee.
IX Meeting Adjournment 3:30 pm.