(Note: Melissa Madsen, Assistant Director of HR in the College of Fine and Applied Arts is chair of the Council of Academic Professionals and spoke at the May 2014 meeting of the Board of Trustees in Springfield. These are her comments.) Continue reading Transcript of the CAP Chair’s public comments at Board of Trustees meeting
The State Universities Civil Service System (SUCSS) has released its report for the audit conducted during 2013. Of the 320 positions audited, the SUCSS auditor stated that 289 “were performing duties matching the specifications for various Civil Services classifications.” That means 90% of the positions were improperly classified in the opinion of SUCSS. Continue reading SUCSS finds that 90% of audited AP positions should be Civil Service
News-Gazette article on Merit board meeting where the proposal on exemption authority was withdrawn.
Eight speakers from the Urbana campus testified against the proposed rule change that would remove state universities’ authority to classify positions as academic professional. More testimony will be posted as it becomes available.
Full testimony from the following speakers is available at the links below:
- Wendy Harris, Director of Budget and Resource Planning, Department of Mathematics;
- Kathyrn Seybert, Director of College Human Resources, College of ACES;
- Kostas Yfantis, Acting Manager of Teaching and Learning Services, CITES, and Chair, Council of Academic Professionals (CAP) (parts 1 and 2);
- Melissa Madsen, Assistant to the Director, School of Art and Design, and Communications Officer, Council of Academic Professionals; and
- A written letter from Paul Hixon, Interim CIO, to the Merit Board.
The News-Gazette reports on the rule change and Jan 3 2013 public hearing regarding the university’s authority to classify employees as Academic Professionals.