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March 6, 2019

FSU Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

March 6, 2019

Members Present: Marlene Kim; Steve Striffler; Jessica Holden; Emilio Sauri; Tim Sieber; Joe Ramsey; Joseph Brown; Ellen Frank;

Others Present: Lorenzo Nencioli, FSU Membership Coordinator; Shoshanah Ehrlich, FSU Member, Title IX Committee Member;  Heather LaPenn, MTA; Caroline Coscia, FSU NTT Grievance Officer, FSU Parliamentarian

  1. Approval of the agenda: Motion to approve agenda but with moving discussion of Title IX up when Shoshana enters. Motion seconded. Motion passes.
  2. Approval of the minutes: Motion to approve 2/27/19 Ex Com minutes. Motion seconded. Motion passes. Motion to approve 12/5/18 Ex Com minutes amended to note 3 abstentions instead of 2 in item #6. Motion seconded. Motion approved.
  3. Title IX/Sexual Harassment Policy committee: Shoshanah: UMA is working on a similar policy. We are recommending policy that UMA-MSP approved with minor changes, meaning FSU members would not be mandatory reporters (would be ‘encouraged’ to report). Discussion of this policy and other changes they would seek in their proposal.
  4. RES funds:  We will have approximately $100K leftover. We negotiate what to do with unused funds. In past, we gave to computer replacement and funding for library. Discussion of possible uses for leftover funds.


Jessica: Library is in a really dire state. Very much in favor of using funds for library. Would   be supporting students as well as staff and faculty. Marlene: Consensus to use funds in part or in whole for library, and computer  replacement if all the funds are not needed for the library. We can also ask chairs to send a reminder about  use of the funds. We will negotiate this in March.

   5. Budget discussion and input: Ellen: Information and discussion of the budget by category.  Approval to increase Lorenzo’s salary to $70K.  We will likely have a surplus of $7K, maybe more since we won’t      use as much travel money for bargaining and since it is likely that Admin Asst won’t take health insurance ($9K). I recommend that we keep surplus money in reserves. Discussion of raising                  Lorenzo’s salary to $70K?  Motion made and seconded.  Motion passes.  Discussion of blog editor, organizer position.  Seems to be consensus that there should not be an Associate                       Newsletter/Blog Editor.


Ellen: will revise and send preliminary budget.