MSPU (Harris/Lee) the agenda.
MSP (Ben-Zion/Cinquini) the minutes of July 18, 1996. (Harris and Lee abstaining)
The minutes of September 13, 1996, were deferred to the next meeting.
Larry reviewed the action and information items added to the list from the last meeting.
Larry reported that President Armiñana had approved the Revised University Center Program as well as the CRC Representative to PBAC. The University Budget is nearly ready for publication and will include a narrative of highlights and challenges facing the University. The document will also include the minutes of the PBAC. Carol Cinquini suggested that there also be a one-page explanation of the restricted funds.
Larry updated the CRC on the unfair labor issue with CSEA, stating that our campus would be attending a hearing at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Larry updated the committee on the construction of the Thermal Energy Storage unit (currently underway) and stated that the savings is expected to be between $60,000 and $70,000 per year, with a seven-year payback anticipated.
An updated list of AFD objectives was distributed, with anticipated completion dates.
AFD staffing issues were discussed and an outline of the position departures, reassignments, and recruitments was attached to the agenda.
Larry informed the CRC of the various systemwide task forces he is currently participating on.
An update of the FAC (Fee Advisory Committee) work was given. The group has nearly completed its work, and the voter pamphlet is going to be mailed October 21. The fee referendum election will be handled by the Office of Campus Life, in the same fashion as other campus elections.
Larry reviewed the statement developed by Administration and Finance in support of the Partners for Excellence Program. He asked that the CRC review and endorse the division's statement. The statement was discussed with the employees of the division, with much of the wording actually developed by the employees. Employees had voluntarily signed resolutions in support of the program, but the names/signatures would not be forwarded in the final statement. Since this was a first reading, the following motion was made and seconded, with the vote being deferred to the next meeting.
MS (Ben-Zion/Cinquini) to approve the AFD division's statement in support of the Partners for Excellence Program.
This item was discussed in the last meeting and was now ready for action. Larry noted that the configuration of the bathroom was changed as suggested by the committee. He also stated that other alternatives are still being considered, and that the modular housing will only be acquired as a last resort.
MSPU (Harris/Parker) to approve the modular housing project contingent on the passage of the differential fee.
Larry reviewed the plan for growth in the University's permanent housing. The additional units would be built in two phases of 138 four-bedroom apartments and would add housing for approximately 1000 students. The project is projected to be self-supporting. If approved, Phase I would break ground next summer with completion targeted at Fall, 1999. This project is in the preliminary planning stage and was brought to the committee as an information item.
Larry updated the committee on the Athletics Facilities Task Force and the One-Card Task Force. Both groups are continuing to meet and to move their projects forward.
The revised price lists were provided to the committee.
MSPU (Harris/Christmann) to approve the resolution attached to the agenda pertaining to Reprographics with the caveat that the items which were recommended above market price be reduced to be comparable to market.
This item was discussed at the last meeting.
MSPU (Harris/Lee) the resolution attached to the agenda pertaining to parking.
Helen Snyder gave a presentation to the group explaining the campus ergonomics program which focuses on prevention (workstation evaluations and training), resources, and active case management. This was an information item with no action requested.
Larry reviewed and explained a chart projecting future Workers' Compensation costs for the system. Our campus's projected modifier percentage is the worst in the system because of our experience rate. Our projected costs are higher than our projected budget allocation, which will be a direct hit to the campus budget.
Barry asked about having classroom doors left open so that faculty would not have to spend class time looking for someone to unlock the doors. Other committee members responded that the policy is for faculty to check out the appropriate keys. Doors cannot be left unlocked in areas such as Carson Hall because of vandalism and theft.
NEXT MEETING: November 8, 1996, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m., Terrace Room
CRC Minutes 1996-1997