Palo Verde College CTA

Friday, February 16, 2007

Special Informational Meeting and Workshop with Ray Barney

Palo Verde Community College Association
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007
3:00-4:30 PM
Room TBA

I. Call to Order
The President will call the meeting to order, and discuss the chief topics of today’s meeting: the presentation of “leftover,” information, and Mr. Ray Barney’s workshop.

II. Approval of Minutes
The Minutes of the previous Association meeting will be presented for discussion and approval.

III. Approval of Agenda
The Agenda for today’s meeting will be presented for discussion and approval.

IV. Informational Items and Announcements
A review of the informational items and announcements of meeting, August 2006-January 2007, will be presented.
a) Updating the Constitution: rewrite in progress for Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Board, and Grievance Committee sections.
b) Presentation of minutes for December, 2006, first meeting of Executive Board.
c) Presentation of latest Treasurer’s report.
d) Reminder: new Newsletter on PVC website; next issue in progress. Please contact Sandy Sher, Linda Martin, Irma Dagnino with information and suggestions.
e) Editorial policy of the Newsletter: President “out of the loop;” contributors asked to avoid political endorsement, personal attacks, and giving away “proprietary,” internal/negotiations information.
f) Question on College committee assignment: problems?
g) Question on salary schedule placement and advancement: refer problems to Irma Dagnino.
h) Question: do you know where you are on the Faculty Seniority List? Do you know why all faculty are classified under a single FSA?
i) Question: was your evaluation done, and done right?
j) Question: do you know how much sick time you have? Your STRS balances?
k) Question: are you familiar with PVC’s optional insurances, including Long Term Care?
l) Reminder: notify President/Executive Board of interests in Conference attendance; members asked to supply rationale for attendance, “after action,” report, and to disseminate all received materials.
m) FYI: the CCA/CTA is in the process of researching and developing a policy position on the FACCC’s “Community College Initiative.”
n) FYI: what are COPs?
o) Question: what is our position on Accreditation?
p) Question: what are we doing with regard to Needles faculty?
q) Question: what process should we have for preparing a clean and final Contract?
r) Question: are you ready to read the Contract?

V. Members’ Announcements/Informational Items.
The membership is asked to present similar, briefly-stated items of information and announcements of behalf of the Association.

VI. Negotiations: Report and Reminder
A written report on the bargaining sessions for the week of Feb. 12-18 will be presented; Mr. Henry Rinaldi will offer a verbal summary and report. Mr. Bill Ponder will present a full negotiations schedule.
As an information item, it will; be noted that the bargaining team for 2006-2007 consists of: Mr. Bill Ponder, lead negotiator; Ms. Dory Jones; Mr. Peter Martinez, caucus boss; Mr. Henry Rinaldi, spokesperson; Mr. R.M. Robertson, recorder and non-voting member.

VI. Workshop by Mr. Ray Barney

VII. Adjournment
Next scheduled meeting, Tuesday, March 13, on the progress of negotiations.

Palo Verde Community College Association, CCA/CTA

R.M. Robertson, President Irma Dagnino, Vice President
Sandy Sher, Secretary Dory Jones, Treasurer
Barbara Gaubeca, Executive Board At-Large Member

Dist. via e-mail, Friday, February 16, 2007
Dist. via mailbox, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007


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