Emory Report

January 10, 2000

 Volume 52, No. 16

University Governance--Employee Council

The November Employee Council meeting opened with a report from treasurer Margie Varnado. LaQuanda Jackson then distributed nomination forms for elections of 2000-01 council officers. Nominations and biosketches will be ready in time for the January meeting, and elections will be held in February.

Gerald Lowrey, Karen Salisbury and Darnita Killian from the CONTACT Emory committee solicited final comments from the council before submitting a report to President Bill Chace this month. Some of the discussion topics were staff morale, issues of trust, salaries, staff recognition and respect, and training and counseling.

In committee reports, the internal promotion and transfers committee said the results of its staff survey were not what it expected. The committee said it would review its survey instrument and compare it with data from a survey of female employees done by the President's Commission on the Status of Women.

In old business, after discussion with Jeremy Berry and Ron Foust, the council has decided to drop the issue of extending matching retirement benefits to employees under 26, saying there is insufficient data to continue working on it.

--Lynn Magee

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