JULY 23, 1992
An executive session convened at 6:00 p.m., pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.02, notice having been duly given.
A special meeting of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board was scheduled to be held at 7:00 p.m. at the District Support Services Center, 2411 West 14th Street, Tempe, Arizona.
Barbara Hitchcock, President, M. Grant Christensen, Secretary, Roy C. Amrein, Member, Donald R. Campbell, Member, Linda B. Rosenthal, Member
Paul A. Elsner, Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr., William Waechter, Rufus Glasper for Dan Whittemore, Ron Bleed, Richard Young for Janice Bradshaw, Fred Stahl for Raul Cardenas, Larry Christiansen, Stan Grossman, John Cordova, Art DeCabooter, Myrna Harrison, Jim Jacob for Homero Lopez, Phil Randolph, Linda Thor, John Waltrip, Margaret Hogan for Arnette Ward
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Barbara Hitchcock.
President Hitchcock called for a motion convening an executive session, notice having been previously given.
MOTION NO. 7852
Donald R. Campbell moved that an executive session be convened. Motion carried 5-0.
The meeting recessed at 6:01 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 7:05 p.m.
(B-2) OFFICIAL CANVASS OF BOND ELECTION - President Hitchcock stated that it was the hour and day set to canvass the returns of the special bond election held in and for the District on June 23, 1992, and requested a motion that the canvass begin.
MOTION NO. 7853
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the canvass of the returns for the special bond election held in and for the District on June 23, 1992, begin. Motion carried 5-0.
(A-1--A-6)EMPLOYEE GROUP AGREEMENTS - Chancellor Elsner recommended approval of pending employee group agreements for Residential Faculty, Professional Staff, Maintenance and Operations, Crafts, Management and Executives to be effective on a retroactive basis to July 1, 1992, with step and salary increases deferred as follows: Professional Staff, Maintenance and Operations, Crafts, Management and Executives, September 7, 1992; Residential Faculty, October 5, 1992; and part-time faculty and overload assignments for residential faculty, January 1, 1993. Dr. Elsner stated that the recommendation was made with great reluctance. The Chancellor stressed the importance of honoring agreements but noted that the District and the Governing Board did not know that the State would not be in a position to honor its obligations to the District. The District has recently received an exappropriation of $600,000 and a $1,400,000 shortfall from the State for 1992-93. Delay of salary and step increases will permit the District to recover approximately $2,000,000. The recommendation provides for approximately equal percentage reductions for all employee groups.
MOTION NO. 7854
Linda B. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the employee group agreements for Professional Staff, Maintenance and Operations, Crafts, Management and Executives to be effective on a retroactive basis to July 1, 1992, with the exception that steps for those persons who are eligible and percentage increases which have been negotiated with each employee group be deferred as follows: for Professional Staff, Maintenance and Operations, Crafts, Management and Executives, to be effective on September 7, 1992; and that persons participating in the early and active retirement programs receive increases effective at the time of the appropriate employee group; and that the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources meet with faculty representatives to renegotiate the faculty salary .
Barbara Yancy, Professional Staff Association President, spoke on behalf of the Professional Staff and indicated support for renegotiation of faculty increases to provide for better internal equity.
Dr. Campbell expressed support for Mrs. Rosenthal's amendment to the recommendation, based on current state and national economic conditions. Dr. Amrein expressed the importance of the Board holding a position of responsibility. Dr. Amrein emphasized that it was important that employees understand that Dr. Elsner and Dr. Waechter strongly supported the agreements made by the various employee groups, and that the Governing Board, not the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor, are responsible for the current recommendations. Dr. Amrein also commented on the need for employees to understand that the Governing Board is not attempting to favor faculty over other employee groups. Dr. Christensen commented on the impact of current economic conditions in determining the action to be taken regarding the agreements.
Motion carried 5-0.
(A-7) MARICOPA SKILL CENTER SALARY SCHEDULE - Approval of the salary schedule for the Maricopa Skill Center for 1992-93, which includes a one percent adjustment to the base salary, was recommended.
MOTION NO. 7855
Donald R. Campbell moved that the Governing Board approve the salary schedule and step increases for eligible employees for the Maricopa Skill Center for Fiscal year 1992-93. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-1) CONTINGENCY TRANSFER - It was recommended that a transfer of $20,000 be made from the Contingency Fund to the Bond Election Administration Account.
MOTION NO. 7856
M. Grant Christensen moved that the Governing Board authorize transfer of $20,000 from the contingency fund to the Bond Election Administration Account. Motion carried 5-0.
Pete Chasar, Phoenix resident, expressed his views regarding the recent bond election and a perceived need for accountability and administrative changes within the Maricopa County Community College District.
A brief recess was called until the canvass was completed.
The meeting reconvened at 8:25 p.m.
Jack Lunsford recognized the Bond Election Administration employees. President Hitchcock expressed appreciation to the staff for their efforts on the Bond Election.
(B-2)OFFICIAL CANVASS OF BOND ELECTION - Official returns for said election were opened and the official tally lists were examined. It was determined that the qualified electors of the District rejected the one question presented; that the election had been conducted and the returns thereof made as required by law and that only qualified electors of the District were permitted to vote at the election. A copy of the results shown in the official returns by polling place is attached to these minutes.
MOTION NO. 7857
Roy C. Amrein moved that the Governing Board declare the election to have failed. Motion carried 5-0.
NEXT BOARD MEETINGS
The next meetings of the Governing Board will be:
Tuesday, July 28, 1992 - 7:00 p.m. - Regular Meeting
Tuesday, August 11, 1992 - 7:00 p.m. - Work/Study Meeting
Tuesday, August 25, 1992 - 7:00 p.m. - Regular Meeting
There being no further business for discussion, the meeting adjourned at 8:32 p.m.
M. Grant Christensen