An important message from CORE president Dave Parshall re: the future of CORE
A forum for Ohio educators, sharing thoughts regarding their health care and pension system (STRS Ohio). Researcher John Curry manages a clearinghouse of related e-mails, articles, announcements, etc. His daily mailings include many items that do not make it to this blog. Contact John (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to be on his e-mail list. Kathie Bracy: email@example.com.
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Friday, November 16, 2007Summary of Dennis Leone's motion tabled by STRS Board 10/19/07; to be reconsidered 11/15/07Motion by STRS Board Member Dennis Leone that was tabled by the STRS Board on October 19 – to be reconsidered on November 151. In the event that retirees are employed at STRS, the executive director will ensure that said new employees begin their employment at STRS with zero days of sick leave.2. Payment by STRS of private/personal legal fees of STRS employees will not occur.3. The awarding of severance checks, severance payments, or severance benefits to current or former STRS employees will not occur absent a formal approval by the STRS Board, by majority vote, in public session.4. Remove, from existing Board policy, the language authorizing the executive director “to act for the Board in all matters related to employment and compensation of personnel,” and substitute language stipulating that the executive director is authorized to act for the board “provided that such actions are consistent with Board-adopted policies.”5. Remove, from existing Board policy – language stipulating that the executive director is “authorized to established all further policies, make all decisions, take all actions, and develop all activities as long as they are consistent with a reasonable interpretation of the Board’s policies,” and substitute language stating that the executive director “is authorized to implement decisions that are consistent with Board policies.” (This change also is needed because other existing Board policy clearly states that the executive director “may not establish compensation or benefits that are not within Board-approved salary schedules or benefit provisions.” A policy containing the words “all further policies” cannot be allowed to supersede this policy.)
From CORE, March 14, 2008
CORE (Concerned Ohio Retired Educators) will hold its March meeting on Thursday, March 27th at the STRS Building at 275 East Broad Street in Columbus. Parking is free in the STRS parking garage behind the building. We encourage you to attend the STRS Board meeting which usually begins around 9:00 a.m. on Thursday in the meeting room on the 6th floor.
CORE meeting attendees generally leave the STRS Board meeting around 11:30 a.m. in order to go to the cafeteria on the second floor to get our lunches. We then take our lunches to the small cafeteria room behind the Sublett Room on the second floor of the STRS building where the CORE meeting will begin promptly at 11:45.
In response to suggestions from membership, CORE is calling for input for agenda items for this March 27th meeting. Please send any agenda item you would like discussed to John Curry (firstname.lastname@example.org). John will forward your suggestions to CORE President, Dave Parshall. In order to have an agenda in place and printed for the meeting, please send your item no later than Tuesday, March 25th. Any agenda items received after March 25th will be held over to the April CORE meeting.
Dan Vincent is the CORE-endorsed candidate for the STRS Board election (active educator seat) replacing John Lazares, whose term ends this summer. We have sent Dan Vincent campaign flyers to many of you. If you need more flyers, they will be available at the meeting.
We will be discussing how the campaign is going throughout our state. We encourage you to attend and bring a friend to join us to become familiar with our organization. CORE needs new faces and new members. We also need new speakers to address the Public Speaks portion of the STRS Board meeting which immediately follows our CORE meeting.
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