The Classified Monitor
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Published by the Association of Classified Employees Council October 2004 Words from the Council A day in the life of … Dick Porter Mike Ray has been with CSM for 13 years. As CSM’s What Does Referendum A mean to Classifieds? General Maintenance shop supervisor he can be seen on roofs, in basements and everywhere in between, but Over the last couple of years we have been hearing a what you probably didn’t know is that he is a fine lot about civil service reform in Colorado state artist and sculptor. He has been in over 50 juried government. The question has finally come to a head shows and has work in collections all over the U.S. in the form of Referendum A which we will be asked His work is primary in pastel and stone. to vote on November 2nd. Exactly what does this mean to us as Classified Employees? In order to decide you must really look at more than just Referendum A itself which merely authorizes the change in the State personnel system. Many of the details of what will happen are actually contained in a separate piece of legislation (HB 1373) that was passed earlier this year and will take effect if Referendum A is approved. HB 1373 is a 44 page document that spells out how the new personnel system will be operated. One part of this law of special interest to Classifeds concerns the requirements for outsourcing work currently performed by Classified employees. What is said (or not said) about possible relocation of employees whose jobs are contracted out should be carefully considered. If you would like to see HB 1373 go to the following web address: Mike has also been a technical director of a theater company, director of a group home and is a published http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont poet. With work published in the “Midwest Poetry /14DA3913F1D2750E87256DCC0060C024?Open&fi Review” and “Notable American Poets Anthology” in le=1373_enr.pdf 1976 (Aaron Bowman enterprises). He also has expertise in French and Italian wines. The key portion is on pages 37 and 38 in section 24- 50-504.5 (3). If you would like more information As a Colorado native he enjoys fishing and furniture contact any ACE Council member or go to the ACE building in his spare time. He has lived all over the web page. state of Colorado and traveled the U.S., China, England, Europe and Canada. 2004 Legislative Overview Dan Montez HR Corner Mike Dougherty The following referendum is on the ballot for this coming election and directly affects you as a classified Benefits Update employee. We asked Dan Montez, Associate Vice A number of things are happening soon that are President of Business Affairs, to provide a brief important to Classified staff. Among these is the synopsis. scheduled open enrollment for benefits. Detailed information will be forthcoming soon, but the state is Referendum A: Regarding the State Personnel currently planning to hold the on-line open enrollment System This proposed amendment to the Colorado period from October 18 through November 6.New this Constitution would: year, in conjunction with Information Services, the CSM Human Resources Office will be producing a Personal Statement of Benefits for Classified Staff that will help explain the benefits (HR cont.) Email and Retirement/New Job available and describe for each Classified Staff member his or her current benefits selections. As we Opportunities did last year, Human Resources will be scheduling Craig Berndt sessions in the Staff Development Center where employees can go to get assistance with their benefits One of the most frequent questions I hear when a selections and enrollment. CSM employee leaves the school is why can’t I get into email. Answer: your computer accounts and email (Legislature cont.) accounts are disabled/deleted when you leave the exempt about 140 additional state employees from the school. state personnel system; change testing and hiring procedures for filling I would highly recommend obtaining a new email vacancies in the state personnel system; address prior to leaving CSM. You can give the new transfer certain oversight responsibilities from the address to current friends and fellow employee so that State Personnel Board to the Executive Director of you stay in touch. Free email is available from several the Department of Personnel and Administration sources: www.yahoo.com, www.hotmail.com, (DPA); http://mail.lycos.com These email services are free and allow the legislature to change certain state personnel can be accessed via the Internet from any Internet policies and procedures by law; and enabled PC and requires no desktop setup. expand veterans' hiring preferences to include members of the National Guard. Expand your horizons! You can view a complete analysis of the referendum and arguments for and against the ballot initiative at: Keep an eye here for up coming lectures and classes. http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/lcsstaff/2004/b If you have an idea, let us know. Go to the ACE web allot/2004BluebookforInternet.PDF site to view this Newsletter on-line and to see more articles related to issues covered here. Payroll Tidbits Campus Activities: Cheryl Read Welcome back Jason Stringer! Jason returns from his tour of duty in Iraq. Watch for celebration JUST SAY NO!!!!! If you’re currently receiving your information. payroll stub in the mail, you can switch to the non paper option and view and/or print your stub online. Your payroll stub is actually available for viewing CSM Parking Policy almost a week before your money hits your account. Nan Braddock If you discover errors on your payroll at that time, you can quickly contact payroll and we’ll have a good The CSM parking policy mandates that all employees chance of correcting it prior to your money hitting the who park on campus must display a CSM parking bank. By choosing to stop your payroll stubs from permit on their vehicle while parked on campus. being mailed, you’ll help save trees as well as postage Public Safety is changing your CSM parking permits costs to the School of Mines. It takes the Payroll this year, so please don't forget to stop by their office Department almost an entire day to run and stuff these, and pick up your new permits. All permits must be so you’ll help save us time as well. changed over by the end of October and the officers will begin ticketing on November 1st for anyone who The online version is available by going to CSM’s does not have a new permit. Stop in or call anytime website @ www.mines.edu . Click on Faculty and you have questions. Staff and then choose Web Services – Faculty/ Employee, click on employee login. Your ID should Question and Answer Corner: be your Social Security #, then enter your pin. If you don’t know your pin #, call us and we’ll get that for Who would you like to see featured next in “A Day in you. the Life”? Send your suggestion, and we will feature Once you are in the employee website, there are many that person in an upcoming issue. different things you can view and print out. You can Please submit articles, questions, and concerns to look at earnings to date or your withholdings for taxes firstname.lastname@example.org as well as direct deposit info. To view your payroll stub, click on Payroll, then Paystub. Here you can choose to print, and at that same location is the option to select “No, stop mailing my pay stub”.