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Dr. James M. Horner, President, presented a proposal to the Board of Regents to establish a governance committee to represent the non-exempt personnel on the University of Central Missouri campus. The Board of Regents approved this proposal at their June 10, 1981 meeting. This committee was to be known as the Non-Exempt Employee Advisory Council.
The charge of this Council was to serve as a liaison between the university administration and the non-exempt employees. The "non-exempt" group includes employees who are not either academic instructors or University Administrators (also excluded are certain professional, middle management, and other executive type positions.) The Director of Personnel was to serve as ex officio member reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration.
On September 8, 1983, the Sheet Metal Workers International and Maintenance, Crafts and Trades employees was proposed. At the September 14, 1983, meeting of the Non-Exempt Employee Advisory Council, they voted to cease to represent these employees upon certification of the union. The Board of Regents adopted the union at their January meeting.
The Professional Staff Advisory Council and Faculty Senate were reporting directly to the President of the university. The Non-Exempt Employee Council was the only governmental body that had to channel their requests for policy changes and benefits through the Director of Personnel, the Vice President for Finance and Administration and the Administrative Council. On March 7, 1985, the Non-Exempt Employee Council requested that their Council be consistent with the two other governmental bodies and report directly to the President of the university. Their request was approved on April 30, 1985.
In July, 1985, the Non-Exempt council was renamed the Support Staff Council.
Support Staff Council Presidents
|2016-2017||Barb Hicks||1998-1999||Sandy Williams|
|2015-2016||Annette Charles||1997-1998||Anna Fligge|
|2014-2015||Annette Charles||1996-1997||Connie Keck|
|2013-2014||Barb Hicks||1995-1996||Becky White|
|2012-2013||Barb Hicks||1994-1995||Mindy Mantlo|
|2011-2012||Brenda Dooley||1993-1994||Monica Cantrell|
|2010-2011||Brenda Dooley||1992-1993||Monica Cantrell|
|2009-2010||Peggy Harrison||1991-1992||Monica Cantrell|
|2008-2009||Stephanie Myers||1990-1991||Lori Myers/Cindy Culbertson|
|2007-2008||Debbie Combs||1989-1990||Diana Hallerud|
|2006-2007||Barb Hicks||1988-1989||Margie Marsh|
|2005-2006||Greg Biesemeyer||1987-1988||Barbara McNeel|
|2004-2005||Judy Kenney||1986-1987||Barbara McNeel|
|2003-2004||Judy Kenney||1985-1986||Pat Weyer|
|2002-2003||Sharon Kavannaugh||1984-1985||Mary Whitehead/Pat Brown|
|2001-2002||Paula Brant||1983-1984||James Scott|
|2000-2001||Paula Brant||1982-1983||Faye Epperson|
|1999-2000||Sandy Williams||1981-1982||Jon Faye|
Secured health care changes for retirees.
Researched and initiated equal vacation rates for exempt and non-exempt employees
Researched and initiated the Crisis Leave Pool.
Funded and installed several campus memorials for support staff.
As of May 2014
Total Full-time Support Staff: 231
Average length of service is 10.49 years
Average annual salary is $29,945