Extension Leadership Team Minutes August 23, 2016

Extension Leadership Team Minutes

August 23, 2016
102B Libby Hall – Orono

Facilitator: Dick Brzozowski
Notetaker: Fran Sulinski

ELT Equal Opportunity Refresher Training
Dr. Jackie Hymes joined the ELT to provide refresher training and covered federal laws and University policies that apply to staff, volunteers and students. All Extension staff will receive refresher training in the near future.

Non-represented Professional Career Ladder
The ELT revisited the criteria that will be applied to non-represented professionals who seek promotion. This criteria and the promotion process must be reviewed and approved by Human Resources and the Provost before it can be announced.

Feedback to an Organizational Update
The ELT provided John with ideas about items that could be shared in an organizational update if one was to occur before the organizational meeting in October. John is waiting for decisions by upper administration about new positions that we may be able to hire. If there is news to share there will be an organizational update before the October meeting of all staff.

Food Corp Funding Request
Vina Lindley joined the ELT by phone to ask for funding for Food Corp. She presented a detailed budget that had an approximate $5,000 deficit and ELT did give $5,000 last year. The ELT agreed to budget the $5,000 as long as we can secure that amount in the current budget. Dennis will work with Vina.

Search Updates

Accounting and Reporting Professional – Orono – Interviewing
Administrative Specialist CL1 – Oxford County – Welcome Dawn Robinson
Community Education Assistant CL1 – Somerset County – Welcome Kristen Hallowell
Extension Food Scientist – Orono – Welcome Dr. Robson Machado
Extension Livestock Specialist – Orono – Interviewing
Maine Food and Agriculture ProfessionalInterviewing
Open Air Classroom Director TanglewoodWelcome Ian Collins
Research Associate Vegetable Production – Highmoor Farm – Screening applicant

ELT Meeting Dates –2016 – Meetings are from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm – unless otherwise noted.

Facilitator Notes Location
September 15 Sulinski Phelps Orono
September 29 Phelps Rebar Augusta – Farm House 11
October 18 Rebar Prichard Orono
November 15 Prichard Harrington Orono
November 30 Harrington Brzozowski Augusta – Farm House 11
December 15 Brzozowski Sulinski Orono