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Professional and Scientific Council

This council meets monthly with a public forum on a topic of interest to the campus community from Noon-1pm, committee meetings from 1pm-2pm and the full council meets from 2pm-4pm.

Council Meeting 2pm, August 12, 2009

posted Aug 12, 2009, 1:10 PM by Andy Bock   [ updated Aug 13, 2009, 11:45 AM ]

This was the first meeting of the year, so many were absent or had no report for their subcommittee. 
  • Mention was made of new policy on Summary Dismissal that was put in to effect on July 1, and a draft policy on Dismissal Due to Reorganization or Financial Conditions which is under review.
  • There was discussion of new performance evaluation policies for P&S employees, and related training.
  • Campus wide, there were approximately 210 requests for RIO (Retirement Incentive Option) which were approved. Approximately 16-18 were faculty, with the remainder in about equal numbers between P&S and Merit.  This included many requests from extension, which is under reorganization.
  • Announcement made that the "Merit Process [layoffs] continues to move forward and we [HR] expect to have more information in the next few weeks on the next steps.  We are waiting for final approval."
  • Funding for Awards and Retention and Recruitment Grants has been eliminated.
  • Next meeting is September 3.  Forum at noon will be on changes to Athletic Services and information on fees and other issue related to access by staff once the new facilities are built will be discussed.
  • P&S Council Web Site is being updated and should be available to the public some time in September. [some links above may change.]
[update: Summary of the meeting posted to the ISU Website, and a news item was in the emailed edition of Inside Iowa State.]

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