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Report
Nonexempt Excluded Staff
Senate (NEESS)
Michael Dick
President, AY 2008-2009
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Shared Governance
Formal structures for collaboration &
communication between administration,
faculty, staff, and students.
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UMBC Formal Structures
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Faculty Senate
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Student Government Association (SGA)
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Graduate Student Association (GSA)
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Professional Staff Senate (PSS)
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Non-Exempt Excluded Staff Senate
(NEESS)
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What is NEESS?
NEESS represents Regular and
Contingent Non-Exempt staff not
otherwise represented by an exclusive
bargaining agent, offering them a voice in
shared governance.
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Background
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February 2002 the bargaining unit for
non-exempt employees voted in AFSCME
as their exclusive bargaining agent.
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Classified Staff Senate dissolved.
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What does “Excluded” mean?
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Certain types of employees are excluded
from participating in collective bargaining,
such as supervisors, managers, and staff
who work with confidential information.
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Who are members of the NonExempt Excluded Staff
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The Department of Human Resources
reviews employee position descriptions for
eligibility status.
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Human Resources updates the list of NEES
members on a quarterly basis (97).
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Purpose of the NEES Senate
A. To advise and make recommendations to
UMBC Administration on matters involving NEES
members.
B. To review the actions of the other four
Senates and UMBC Administration.
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Purpose of the NEES Senate
C. To make recommendations, via the Steering
Committee, to the Board of Regents.
D. Review academic policies and practices
affecting NEES members.
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Purpose of the NEES Senate
E. Review campus personnel practices as they
affect NEES members.
F. To promote an improved work environment
and enhanced morale among NEES members.
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Members of the NEES Senate
Michael Dick, Pres.
Terry Aylsworth, VP
Vicki Simmers, Treas.
Dottie Caplan
Deborah Geare, CUSS
Joe Howard
Teresa Lupinek
Kathy Miller
Sue Schneider
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A Few Initiatives
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Educate and strengthen shared governance
process
Staff Handbook
More flexibility in the pay ranges
Improved Staff Development and Training
Review of the current PMP
Book Scholarship for Undergraduate Students
Influenced the current UMBC Furlough Plan for
employees >$40K
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This Year’s Initiatives
 Change the name of our group dropping the
negative word “Excluded”
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Nonexempt Staff Senate (NESS)
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Better communication with fellow NES workers
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Website: www.umbc.edu/ness
Two Book Scholarships for Undergraduates
Continue to strengthen shared governance process
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Committees
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University Steering Committee
Council of University System Staff (CUSS)
Planning & Leadership
Personnel Review Committee
Landscaping and Stewardship
Human Relations
Athletics Policy
Library Policy
Research Council
Risk Management
Climate Change Task Force (Ad Hoc)
Staff Development (Ad Hoc)
Food Services (Ad Hoc)
Search Committees (Ad Hoc)
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Want to get involved?
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Elections are in April
Two year term
Monthly meetings
Chance to help shape your work
environment
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Nonexempt Excluded Staff
Senate
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