Compensation and Economic Benefits Committee Minutes 9-24-09
CEBC Meeting Minutes
Meeting Date: 9/24/09
Meeting Location 350 Bascom Hall
Start Time: 1:35
Attending: Dennis, Kay, Miriam, Linda, Alec, Scott, Cheryl
Prior to meeting, Scott announced that this would be his last CEBC event. He stated other campus responsibilities make it difficult to be an effective CEBC member
Topic 1 – 1:35PM Distinguished Prefix – Miriam
The topic will be tabled from further discussion unless an alternative viewpoint or idea on how to frame this topic is brought up by any of the CEBC members by the end of the month. Miriam has discussed this with PPPC co-chairs, Bruno Browning and Mo Bischoff. The PPPC is not interested in pursuing and Miriam has sent an email to Steve Lund (HR) asking if he had ideas on how to move forward in a new and different way given the latest salvo from UW System.
Topic 2 – 1:50PM Limited Appointment – Miriam
Discussion on whether the issue of Limited appointment and frozen co-terminus appointments was an issue for the CEBC to pursue. In these uncertain times one way to improve job security is to unfreeze the co-terminus appointments. We were not interested in the issue of outside hires hired without co-terminus appointments. Unless someone expressed interest between now and the next CEBC meeting limited appointments and frozen co-terminus appointments would be tabled.
Topic 3 – 2PM Minutes from August Meeting – Dennis
Dennis pointed out grammatical updates and Alec was going to update those minutes and redistribute. Cheryl would place minutes from August meeting on CEBC website. Corrected text below:
Topic 4 – 2:05PM Category A Maxima – Dennis
Dennis clarified the difference between draft 5 report’s motion on pg 1 and pg 15. Group decided to make them similar and the final suggested motion in the report now reads:
The CEBC recommends that ASEC work with campus and System administrations to resolve the salary cap problem for Category A Academic Staff, as described in the CEBC report “Implications of Category A Salary Maximum for Academic Staff.” CEBC’s recommended solutions in priority order are:
(1) Removing the salary caps
(2) Gradually and systematically increasing the salary maxima
(3) Conducting a new market study on all Academic Staff titles
(4) Conducting a market study on a stratified random sample of Academic Staff.
Jim arrived at 2:25 PM during this discussion.
Miriam requested all committee members to read/review draft report by Oct 1 and send changes to Jim.
Topic 5 – 2:35PM Issues, location, time, date for next meeting – Miriam
Topics will include:
Domestic partnership health insurance benefits for UW employees and FAQ
ERS and FAQ
Brown Bag programs with PPPC
Location for meeting 350 Bascom
Time/Date: 8:30am-10am, Oct 21
Meeting adjourned at 2:40PM