Posted at 1 a.m. March 6, 2014
Board to bring outside mediator
on campus to improve communication
The Board of Trustees for Laramie County Community College and President Dr. Joe Schaffer have acknowledged a lack of communication exists in the college and are taking action.
On Wednesday, March 26, and again Thursday, March 27, the board will bring in an outside source as a mediator to conduct focus groups both with large groups of people and also one-on-one sessions for employees who may feel uncomfortable speaking in a public setting.
Posted at 1 a.m. March 6, 2014
In defense of classified staff,
advocates speak against at-will status
Community members, employees address proposed HR policies, procedures
At a public hearing and a board of trustees’ meeting on the changes to Laramie County Community College’s 23 proposed new human resource policies and procedures March 5, many who spoke advocated for changes to the policies that would give property rights to future classified staff after a probationary period.
Speaking only as a faculty member, Faculty Senate President Rob Van Cleave said he was concerned about the lack of due process for future classified staff under the proposals and suggested a probationary period for future classified staff, after which they could expect continuing contract.
“Dr.[Joe] Schaffer has made the simile on several occasions when I have heard him say, ‘Giving an employee a long-term contract and due process the day you hire them is like getting married after a first date,’” Van Cleave said of LCCC’s president. “With all due respect, if I could take that simile a little further. If you are in a long-term relationship, should we not live in sin anymore? Perhaps a courting period would be more appropriate, and certainly give classified a probationary period.”
Posted at 11:15 a.m. Feb. 20, 2014
Morale survey comments released
In response to a public records request by Wingspan, Laramie County Community College has released the anonymous comments made by employees to a campus climate survey conducted November 2013.
After the office of institutional research denied an oral request to view the comments, Wingspan filed a formal request to LCCC's custodian of public records, Lisa Murphy, on Feb. 6 in accordance with the state open records law, Wyoming Statute Annotated Section 16-4-201 to 16-4-205.
Late Feb. 19, the anonymous comments were brought to Wingspan’s office by a representative of LCCC’s public records custodian.
The comments have been scanned and can be found here.
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