CAMPUS REENGINEERING COMMITTEE

MINUTES November 8, 1996

MEMBERS PRESENT:

GUESTS:

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

MSPU (Lee/Merrifield) the agenda.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

MSP (Murray/Calandrella) the minutes of September 13, 1996.

The minutes of October 11, 1996, were deferred to the next meeting.

ACTION AND INFORMATION ITEMS TO DATE

Larry reviewed the action and information items added to the list from the last meeting, including the following: Administration and Finance is still considering the feasibility of providing modular housing and alternatives, the Reprographics price increases approved by CRC were effective 11/1/96, and the CRC approved Information Center Task Force Parking Plan would be forwarded to the Campus Planning Committee following consideration of the concerns expressed at the Art Department forum.

VICE PRESIDENT'S REPORT

Larry reported that President ArmiƱana had approved all three items forwarded to him from CRC; Reprographics Price Increase, Modular Housing, and the forwarding of the Information Center Task Force Parking Plan to CPC. He updated the committee on the status of the CSEA Unfair Labor Charge; specifically that there was a hearing date scheduled for November 19. Larry would be attending for the campus.

The San Francisco 49rs are looking for a training camp site, and our campus is being considered. This would be good for our summer conference program, but ours is only one of several sites under consideration. Regarding additional student housing, the owners of a vacant motel site in Rohnert Park made an offer to the campus; however after visiting the site, it was determined that the site would not be suitable for housing freshman students because of its location and configuration. A local apartment complex is going to be visited next week, and that site looks more promising.

A proposal has been received from GTE for placing a cellular telephone tower on campus. The proposal has been reviewed by I.T., Natural Sciences, and Environmental Health and Safety. Negotiations with GTE have not been finalized.

Larry informed the committee of changes in the staffing of the Human Services Cluster. Bill Houghton transferred to Academic Affairs to assume the functions previously assigned to Sandy Colcough (who retired). Helen Snyder has been temporarily reassigned to Human Resources 95% focusing on recruitments assisted by Marilyn Sisler (who will also be retiring soon). Jeff Nicks is also assisting temporarily with the recruitment function, as are the Community Service Officers (dispatchers). Pat Carr is doing classifications, and Edna is concentrating on employee relations. Recruitment efforts are underway to bring the Human Services area back to appropriate staffing.

The latest list of Administration and Finance Objectives was distributed with the agenda, with target completion dates. A list of completed goals was also attached.

TASK FORCE REPORTS

There were no task force reports other than "One Card" which would be addressed in item X.

RISK MANAGEMENT REPORT

CRC reviewed a report from Human Services prepared by Anthony Tusler which provides data on the cost of SSU's participation in the CSU Risk Management Pool, Workers and Liability costs, number of injuries and hours lost by division and department, and the insurance policies which cover the Foundation, Enterprises, Student Union, and Associated Students. Suggestions were made for additional reporting formats so that SSU can better manage its risks and control costs.

PEP/AFD COMPONENT - WORKERS COMPENSATION

CRC approved a "Strategic Plan to Address Workers Compensation Issues" by providing additional professional and paraprofessional support within the Human Services Cluster through reengineering of existing budgeted position descriptions.

MSP (Cinquini/Calandrella) to endorse the Human Services reengineering as presented. 1 abstention--Parker

PEP/AFD COMPONENT - STAFF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Edna presented a draft of the Staff Training and Development Catalog and Schedule for discussion and approval by the CRC. The plan, financed through reengineering of existing budgeted positions and a reallocation of Human Services operating expense, includes workshops and short courses in administrative procedures, employee development, health and safety, human resources for administrators, and technology training. The committee discussed concerns that faculty and students be included in the program, including setting aside a minimum number of seats to be available to students. There was not committee support for this, primarily because of the expected demand for staff enrollment, particularly in the technology training. The committee asked Human Services management to determine priorities and availability on a class by class basis and use their discretion to enroll faculty and students as space permits.

MSPU (Harris/Calandrella) to approve the proposed Staff Training and Development Program as presented.

Larry will ask the deans if they wish to augment the training and development budget in order to provide more technology training for the staff.

PEP/AFD COMPONENT - HOUSING/CAMPUS DEFERRED MAINTENANCE

CRC reviewed on first reading a "Plan to Address University Deferred Maintenance for the Residence Community," which identifies $3.5 million in needs to be addressed through the restricted fund balance between 1996 and 2001. A second component, addressing Campus Deferred Maintenance, includes $8.2 million in needs. These would be funded through financing for Housing Growth and through the existing $3.2 million CSU Chancellor's Office allocation for the Art Building roof and ventilation repairs. CRC will be asked to approve the proposed financing and programmatic strategy to address accumulated University deferred maintenance at its next meeting.

PEP/AFD COMPONENT - ONE CARD

The detailed plan, developed after extensive committee review, includes a marketing plan, anticipated revenues, and risk assessment. The One-Card would be utilized for I.D., library, calling card, meal card, and retail point-of-sale debit card. The project would be managed by a Project Director during the implementation phase and would probably be housed in the AFD Customer Services Center. Initial funding would be provided by a combination of vendor subsidy, auxiliary contribution, AFD contribution, and a CSU/Vendor loan. The financial plan calls for the project to be self-supporting within three years. CRC waived first reading and approved the following resolution:

MSPU (Calandrella/Murray): The Campus Reengineering Committee endorses the above strategy to implement the One-Card Project at SSU and encourages the Vice President for Administration and Finance to proceed with the necessary steps to proceed with the project with the outlined parameters.

PEP/AFD RESOLUTION

Larry presented the PEP/AFD Resolution for second reading, adding pledges made by Human Services employees and stating that the Enterprises Board had endorsed the resolution.

MSPU (Ben-Zion/Calandrella) to endorse the AFD Pledge related to the Partners for Excellence Program. (2 abstentions--Crabbe and Merrifield)

OPEN FORUM--ITEMS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

Larry announced that the CRC holiday dinner would be December 19 in the Terrace Room.

Jim Christmann asked if CRC packets could be made available in advance of the meeting.

Tracy Terrill complimented Gloria Ogg and the Facilities Services staff on the completion of the Customer Services Center.

Drew Calandrella complimented Steve Wilson as the SSU leader of the One-Card project.

NEXT MEETING: February 7, 1997, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m., Terrace Room

CRC Minutes 1996-1997
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