Members present: Paul Cedarface, Chris Noordsy, Edwin Fire Thunder, Cliff De Long, Milton Fineran, Christina Janis, Gloria Eastman, Sylvia Hollow Horn, Tiffany Lamont, Leatrice Wilson, Dieg Sandoval, late arrivals Julie Goings, Kathy Aplan and Marcell Bull Bear.
Chairman Paul Cedarface called the meeting to order at 10:40 AM. Sylvia Hollow Horn gave the opening prayer.
Sylvia Hollow Horn moved and Christina Janis seconded that the minutes be approved as submitted. Motion approved.
Chairman Christina Janis reported that she met with the Wellmark representatives last week. She stated that as a group we are well and that she does not anticipate a premium increase at this point in time. She reminded staff that we should check our beneficiaries.
Chairman Milton Fineran brought forth a proposed change to Policy 64-700 COMPENSATORY TIME. Cliff De Long moved and Dieg Sandoval seconded that the proposed changes to policy be rewritten in a grammatically correct manner and that this proposed policy be brought back to the institutional development committee next month. Chairman Cedarface requested that the policy review subcommittee review sections 60-69 Personnel.
Julie Goings reported for the ad-hoc committee on the need for an ethics committee. Julie suggested that a survey instrument be developed to query the need. Chairman Cedarface requested that Julie Goings come back to the committee with a written document delineating the need (or lack thereof) for an ethics subcommittee at the next meeting. Cliff De Long moved that a standing committee be formed for Ethics at Oglala Lakota College and that the ad hoc committee be discharged. Edwin Fire Thunder seconded the motion. Discussion ensued. 5 in favor - 7 against – 1 abstention. Motion failed. Gloria Eastman moved that at the next meeting Julie give written documentation in regards to the need for an ethics committee and that based on this documentation action will be taken at the next meeting – irregardless of the documentation a standing committee will be formed. Edwin Fire Thunder seconded. 2 in favor - 9 against – 2 abstentions. Motion failed. Cliff De Long moved that the ad hoc committee be discharged and that there is no need for an ethics committee at Oglala Lakota College. No second.
Sylvia Hollow Horn moved for adjournment and Kathy Aplan seconded. Motion passed unanimously.