Taft College Faculty Association Agenda
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Taft College Faculty Association
Minutes for August 20, 2019
Welcome & Introductions
President Payne welcomed faculty.
Approval of Minutes
A motion to approve the minutes was made by David Layne with a 2nd from Robin Polski. The motion was unanimously approved.
President Payne introduced this year’s officers and bargaining team.
President Ruby Payne
Vice-President Greg Golling
Secretary Juana Rangel-Escobedo
Treasurer Mike Mayfield
Ruby Payne (Pres.)
Greg Golling (VP)
Treasurer, Mike Mayfield, reported an overall balance of $6220.53 excluding payment for today’s lunch. Mike shared that new member forms and CTA membership cards would be placed in faculty mailboxes.
Faculty Evaluations and FSA
President Payne reported that all new faculty members have been informed of procedures and division chairs would be receiving a list of faculty that required evaluations.
Sick Leave and Flex Statement
President Payne reported that all faculty members should expect to receive their annual flex/sick statements by September 1st. President Payne reminded faculty of the contract section 5.4.3 which allows for 7 hours of non-deducted PNL leave.
Meeting with Administration
President Payne reminded faculty of the right to FA representation when meeting with administration.
CCA Conference Attendance
President Payne reported updates from this year’s CCA conference. Total reported cost of attendance was $902.97, with $534.84 covered by CTA, leaving $368.13 of unmet expenses from the chapter grant and CCA. Motion was made by David Mitchell, with at 2nd from Michelle Beasley to reimburse uncovered costs. The motion was unanimously approved.
Taft College Faculty Collective Bargaining Committee (TCFCBC) Update
1.Security Cameras Video Monitoring and Surveillance Technology MOU
President Payne updated the faculty that the security camera policy MOU was approved in the July board meeting.
2. Additional Club Advisor Stipends
President Payne updated the faculty that the MOU for increased stipends from 8 to 11 was approved in the July board meeting.
3. Faculty Evaluation Procedure
President Payne updated the faculty that the MOU for updated procedures documents and distance education evaluation forms were approved at the July board meeting. President Payne directed all faculty to HR website where the new forms would be housed.
4. Compensation 2019-20 and Retro Pay
President Payne shared that at the August bargaining meeting the Administration motioned for support of passing on the COLA of 3.26 to the faculty effective July 1, 2019.
Retro pay details and timelines would be sent from the Business Department. A review of the Frey Report indicated that with the 3.26% increase, the faculty contract will remain in compliance.
5. Voluntary Severance Package
President Payne updated the faculty that administration had elected to not offer a severance package for this academic year.
6. Sabbaticals for 2019-20
President Payne updated the faculty that an email from the President would be sent out updating faculty with the status of sabbaticals for this academic year.
7. 2019-20 Agenda Topics
President Payne opened the floor for faculty recommendations on bargaining topics. The following were recommended by faculty:
President Payne reminded faculty of upcoming health care presentations, student worker training for copier, overload payment options, and to reach out to her if you are interested in leading the Faculty Reports presentation.
President Payne encouraged faculty to participate in IBB training in preparation for bargaining team future interest.
Joy Reynold shared with new faculty the180 day limit to register for private disability program .
Meeting adjourned at 12:49pm.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 25, 2109. 12:10pm, Location: Cougar Room (Lunch will be provided)