and Scientific Employee Meet and Greet
Mark your calendars
today and plan to join us for our Professional and Scientific Council
Meet, Greet, and Eat!
All Professional and
Scientific employees are invited! You will have the opportunity to
meet your new councilors, network with your fellow employees, enjoy a
snack from ISU Dining, enjoy the Red Exhibit and the adjacent Textile and Clothing Museum, and register for a prize drawing!
July Professional and
Scientific Council Meeting
Thursday, July 6 at
1:10 p.m. - Gallery Room - Memorial Union
Please join us for the
Professional and Scientific Council meeting. All P&S
employees are welcome to attend.
Clayton Johnson, in his
final report as president, spoke with pride and appreciation about
the accomplishments of the year, highlighting efforts related to
promoting a welcoming and inclusive climate and coordinating outreach
and response related to the Fair Labor Standards Act and the
Classification and Compensation Review.
A full and detailed
year-end report can be found on the Professional and Scientific
Council Docket. In his final acts as president, he thanked all the
outgoing councilors for their service to not only Council, but to the
Council adopted the
motion to send the FY 2018 Compensation and Benefits Recommendation
to University leadership. The recommendation covers three main
points: competitive compensation, performance-based compensation, and
a workplace emphasizing employee well-being. In addition to the
recommendation for a minimum salary increase of 3% for all
Professional and Scientific Employees with a satisfactory or better
performance rating, the recommendation also includes requests to:
compression issues by ensuring that the minimum percent increase
for satisfactory performance is never lower than the percent
increase associated with the Professional and Scientific Salary
and require a new evaluation form that includes subjective and
objective measurements, thereby allowing supervisors to
demonstrate that these annual performance appraisals are used as
a key determining factor for performance-based compensation;
this form should include a rating system that is more definitive
than simply "satisfactory/unsatisfactory".
mandatory training for supervisory personnel responsible for
completing performance appraisals.
and update policies and practices that promote employee
well-being. Areas of concern include: inconsistent application
of the flexible work policy, lack of a paid maternity leave,
inadequate paid family leave including adoption/foster leave,
and more robust, affordable, and available University childcare
ISU's current policies that promote employee well-being with
peer institutions and provide results.
entire compensation and Benefits Recommendation for FY18 and all
motions can be found in the Council Docket.
The May 25 Regular
Meeting of the Professional and Scientific Council ended with a
transition from our outgoing councilors to seating our new 2017-2018
Council. The final transition took place when president elect,
Jessica Bell, passed the gavel, both literally and figuratively, to
Stacy Renfro, thus formalizing Jessica Bell as president, Stacy
Renfro as president elect, and Clayton Johnson as past
Professional and Scientific Council Members are here to represent
you. The names and contact information for all Council Members can be