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K-State Today

September 14, 2011

Highlights from Sept. 7 Classified Senate meeting

By Lois Schreiner

Here are the highlights from the Sept. 7 Classified Senate meeting. A draft of the meeting minutes is available on the website.

Assistant vice president for administration report:

Gary Leitnaker discussed the Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program that was just announced through the state of Kansas. Currently 61 classified employees have taken advantage of this opportunity.

Executive Council report:

K-State Classified Senate position paper for the upcoming CSSC meeting was discussed.

A meeting with President Kirk Schulz and Vice President Bruce Shubert was held regarding raises for faculty and unclassified staff.

Standing committees:

  •  Campus Affairs: Hanna Manning reported on the Benefits Fair scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6, as well as the inclement weather policy.
  •  Legislative Affairs: Dale Billam reported on the CSSC meeting scheduled for Friday, Oct. 7, and the proposed position paper.
  •  Recognition Ceremony Committee: Annette Hernandez reported the ceremony will be Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. Subcommittees were selected.
  •  Public Relations Committee: Lindsay Thompson reported the next issue of the ROAR will come out in November. If you have anything you would like included, please contact Thompson.
  • Classified Employee Opportunity Fund Committee: Annette Hernandez reported that two meritorious service awards and two textbook reimbursements had been awarded.

Old business:

The Suggestion Award Program was discussed. Only the department of administration can institute a new suggestion award program.

 Project SEARCH is under way.


Lois Schreiner

Classified Senate Secretary

Animal Sciences and Industry

213 Weber Hall

Manhattan, KS  66506