Staff Senate Update

Authored by Dawn Kaiser, Manager of Inventory and Receiving

The UCO Staff Senate met Tuesday, Nov. 5. Dr. Mark Kinders, vice president for public affairs, and Justine Kendall, director of benefits, were guest speakers. Vice President Kinders spoke about the upcoming legislative session, primarily focusing on budget and gun laws. Ms. Kendall provided a summary of what to expect for the upcoming 2020 open enrollment period.

Resolution SSR 2019/2020-001: No Weapons on Campus, was brought for debate and vote. The resolution passed unanimously. Two new amendments to the bylaws were introduced – SSA 2019/2020-001: Senate Committee Attendance Rules and SSA 2019/2020-002: Division Changes. These amendments will be debated and voted on at the December general meeting. You can view the resolution and amendments in their entirety on the UCO Staff Senate blog.

The Staff Senate will meet again Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. in the Forensic Science Institute, Room 106. The meeting is open to the public. Please ensure you stay up to date on your current senators. Contact any senator from your division with topics or concerns that may impact UCO employees so that the Senate can best represent and assist you.

For more detailed information regarding this meeting, or to learn who your Staff Senate representatives are, please visit the UCO Staff Senate blog.

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