Board of Trustees Approves Contracts and Personnel Matters

The Board of Trustees at Atlantic Cape Community College met Feb. 28 at the college’s Mays Landing Campus to approve personnel matters, contracts and purchases.

Contracts and Purchases Approved:

–Microsoft Campus, software license renewal, PCM-G Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, $33,454.

–Extension of services of Spiezle Architectural Group through March 31, 2018, at a cost not to exceed $42,000.

In Personnel Action, the Board Approved:

–Sabbatical leaves for Gwen McIntyre, associate professor of English as a second language, for the fall 2017 semester, and Donna Marie McElroy, associate professor of social science, for the spring 2018 semester.

–Title change for Nicholas Alexander, office assistant, Disability Support Services, to office assistant, Center for Accessibility, effective March 1.

Board Approves These Reappointments, Beginning July 1, 2017:

Supervisory and Administrative Personnel Included in the Bargaining Unit: Jennie Ayres, Michael Barnes, Cynthia Correa, Paula Davis, Tammy DeFranco, Victoria DeLaurentis, Linda DeSantis, John Feldbauer, Christine Gamboa, Crista Golden, Sandra Greco, Terri-Lynn Hamby, Patricia Heller, Kristin Jackson, Dorie Keener, Maria Kellett, Michael Kernan, Barbara Kozek, Robert Kusmiesz, Kathleen Landau, Linda Palmer, Michelle Perkins, Heather Peterson, Anita Polanco, Nancy Porfido, Michael Rennick, Mariangela Sozio, Patrick Sweeney, Sherwood Taylor and Harry Whitelam.

Exempt Supervisory and Administrative Personnel: Stacey Clapp, Eileen Curristine, August Daquila, Stephanie Davies, Cindy DeFalco, Kathryn Flynn, Richard Garwood, Douglas Hedges, Otto Hernandez, Leslie Jamison, Bruce Johns, William Keener, Mitchell Levy, Janet Marler, Jean McAlister, Ravi Manimaran, Patricia McClay, Luis Montefusco, Edward Perkins, Richard Perniciaro, Andre Richburg, Robert Townsend, Donna Vassallo and Russell Waugh.

Faculty without Tenure: Kenyatta Collins, John Heenan, Laurie Lemons, Lorraine Monzo, Richard Russell, Reeva Salkin and Dean Wyks.

Librarian I: Leslie Murtha.

In Grant Matters, the Board:

–Approved accepting a $20,000 grant from the New Jersey Council of County Colleges for the College Credit Now project, which will extend higher education opportunities to 24 11th and 12th grade students from two public high schools in Cape May County for a period ending June 30.

–Amended the college’s FY’17 Perkins grant budget, including changes to equipment to be purchased.

–Approved submission of an application to Easton Foundations/USA Archery for a travel grant to support the team’s intended trip to the U.S. Intercollegiate National Championship tournament in California in May.

In Other Business, the Board Approved:

–The financial statement for seven months ending Jan. 31, 2017.

–Reaffirmed the following policies with no changes, as part of a periodic review: Policy #1: Code of Ethics Pertaining to Conflicts of Interest for College Trustees and the College President; and Policy #16: Hearings Before Board of Trustees for All Matters Pertaining to Tenure Charges, Personnel Matters of Employees Not Classified Under Title 11A of the NJ Statutes, and Other Disputes Arising Under the Higher Education Laws Contained in Title 18A of the NJ Statutes, Including Bidding Matters (Excluding Student Disciplinary Matters and Student Complaints Regarding Academic Matters.)

Board Approves Sick Leave Payment Agreement

The board approved memorandums of agreement (MOA) with the college’s four bargaining units that change, for a limited time, the sick leave payment offered to those who retire from the college by June 30, 2017. The agreement increases the payment for unused sick leave, from the $8,500 maximum level in the current contracts, to $15,000. The change will be in effect from March 1-15, 2017. Terms of the agreement include:

–Payment for unused sick leave will not exceed $15,000 or 100 percent of the employee’s accrued leave.

–Employees who choose to take the payment must make an irrevocable written commitment under the MOA to retire from the college no later than June 30, 2017.

The board approved a separate resolution extending the sick payment benefit to exempt employees.

According to data supplied by the Human Resources office, 117 Atlantic Cape full-time employees are eligible for the payment under terms of the bargaining unit contracts and under college benefits for union-exempt staff. To be eligible, employees must be over age 50 and have 10 years or more of full-time service.

In the President’s Report:

–Dr. Barbara Gaba reviewed the highlights of her first month as president of Atlantic Cape and told the board, “I am honored and humbled by the confidence you have placed in me to lead this institution forward.”

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, at the Atlantic City Campus, Room 204. All are welcome to attend.

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