Professional Employees Association
Chapter Executive Meeting
Minutes for January 11, 2002
DSB C114 starting at 11.30am
Present: Maggie Cooper Little (chair), Tony Bute (staff officer), Bert Annear, Vincent Connor,
Susan Corner, Morag MacNeil, Bill McGhee, Berenice Wood, Garry Sagert (recording)
Garry Sagert volunteered to take minutes
1. Approval of the agenda
MOTION (Annear, Corner) that the agenda be approved as circulated. CARRIED
2. Approval of the minutes from December 14
MOTION (Annear, Corner) that the minutes of December 14 be approved as circulated. CARRIED
3. Urgent Business: none
4. Chair's Remarks and Correspondence:
41 At an informal meeting between Cooper Little and Dr. Pfaffenberger, the chair of the Faculty Association, items of interest to both the Faculty Association and the PEA were discussed.
42 Cooper Little has been invited to meet with representatives from CUPE and the UVSS to discuss the actions of the Liberal Government, and the implications they might have on the University.
43 A letter thanking the PEA for the contribution to the Christy Adkin Fund was circulated.
44 The Retirees Newsletter was circulated.
51 Treasurer (Connor)
The accounting glitch in the Chapterís EASY account from October has been fixed. Funds in the amount of $1500 would be transferred by cheque from the Chapter's CoastCapital account to the Chapter's EASY account to cover the anticipated running costs of the Chapter at UVic for the coming months.
52 Staff Officer (Bute)
A fruitful discussion ensued regarding cuts to certain medicare items, such as eye exams, chiropractic etc. These cuts were initiated by the Liberal Government, and not the University or the insurance carrier. For the next few months, Tony will be focussing his efforts on the government layoffs, which will affect large numbers of GLP members. As such, Tony will deal with emergency University issues on a priority basis--other issues will be dealt with as time permits, in line with the government lay-off priorities. Members should contact their local reps for non-urgent information and advice.
53 Chapter Committees
531 Local Representatives (Corner)
The last meeting on December 10 was well attended, and the food was enjoyed. The next meeting will be in February.
532 Seminars (Annear)
Watch for upcoming retirement planning seminars.
533 Appointments (Wood)
Sagert will send out a call for volunteers for a Member-at-Large for the Association/University Committee, as well as the Benefits Committee.
54 Joint Committees
541 Association/University Committee
Nothing to report, except that another Member-at-Large is required (see 533 above).
542 Benefits Committee (Wood)
Nothing to report, as this committee hasnít met recently.
543 Job Evaluation Committee (Corner)
The entire Job Evaluation Committee met in December. Only two factors remain to be reviewed in the sore-thumbing process, and the committee is arranging to meet with their consultant again.
544 Performance Evaluation Committee (Bute)
Nothing to report.
545 Equity Working Group (Cooper Little)
Nothing to report.
546 Discrimination & Harassment Working Group (Cooper Little)
The Discrimination & Harassment Draft Policy is still under review.
55 External Committees
551 Association Executive (Wood)
Nothing to report. The next meeting is on January 21.
6. Business Arising
7. Other Business
71 By-law Revision to remove requirement for all-candidates meeting is underway.
72 Executive Retreat to be held on March 15, at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel.
73 February Blues Social to be held on February 20 at the University Club. MOTION (Wood/Annear) to provide $500 for food. CARRIED. MOTION (Wood/Annear) to provide $150 for live entertainment. CARRIED.
74 PEA Annual Convention to be held on June 4-5.
Next meeting: Friday, January 25, 2002, 11:30 am in DSB C114.