The Classified Personnel Policy Committee met in Conference Room B of the Central Office at 1 p.m. on October 28, 2014. In attendance were Bill Goff, Derek Scott, Julie Welfel, Becky Del Rio, Clint Walker, Charles Blake, Emry Chesterfield, and Claude Johnson. Loria Bryant and Charles Blake attended the meeting through speaker phones.
The meeting was opened at 1:08 p.m. by the Secretary Becky Del Rio who welcomed the new members Claude Johnson and Emry Chesterfield. Introductions were made by all members.
Nominations were requested for the position of Chairperson. Julie Welfel nominated Clint Walker, who accepted the nomination. Becky Del Rio seconded the nomination. Emry Chesterfield nominated Claude Johnson for the position of Chairperson. Claude declined the nomination. No further nominations were put forth. Clint Walker was elected by acclamation.
The meeting was turned over to the new Chairperson Clint Walker.
Nominations were requested for the position of Secretary. Charles Blake nominated Becky Del Rio for the position of Secretary who accepted the nomination. Julie Welfel seconded the nomination. No further nominations were secured for the position. Becky Del Rio was elected by acclamation.
Becky Del Rio moved and Julie Welfel seconded the motion to set the monthly meeting date and time as the second Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. After discussion was held, the motion passed by the majority of the committee with an opposing vote cast by Emry Chesterfield. The next meeting will be held on November 12, 2014 at 1 p.m. All members of the PPC acknowledged the date and time of the next meeting.
There was a discussion initiated by Emry Chesterfield about the security of the ballots for the next election and the use of a different election process for the next election cycle. The possibility of the use of a lock box for the next election was discussed to secure the ballots until they are counted by the PPC at the conclusion of the election. Bill Goff moved and Becky Del Rio seconded the motion for Derek Scott and Claude Johnson to investigate the possibility and feasibility of building lock boxes for the Fall 2015 elections. Motion passed. Discussion continued concerning the practices of the current election. It was suggested that four member Classified PPC names be released to the employees for contact during the election if any difficulties are encountered. There was a discussion regarding majority vs. plurality and the requirements of the law.
Sick Leave Bank Policy lists that the chairperson of the Classified PPC is also a member of the Sick Leave Bank Committee. Clint Walker will assume that position on the Sick Leave Bank Committee.
Derek Scott moved and Claude Johnson seconded the motion to submit the current PPC members to the website master for posting. Motion passed.
New Business for the November 12, 2014, meeting will include the proposal for salary adjustments for the paraprofessionals which was presented by Loria Bryant and Julie Welfel at the September meeting. Bill Goff will address the proposal with administrators and report back at the next meeting.
With no further business, Clint Walker entertained a motion for adjournment. Derek Scott moved to adjourn the meeting at 2:27 p.m. Emry Chesterfield seconded the motion. Clint Walker adjourned the meeting at 2:27 p.m.
Becky Del Rio, Secretary
Minutes approved with corrections on November 13, 2014