Staff Alliance | Casper College, Wyoming

Staff Alliance

Full-time or part-time benefited staff are members of the Staff Alliance, hereinafter designated as “Alliance.” Each member shall be eligible to vote during elections, hold office, and participate in all the rights and privileges of the Alliance. Non-benefited part-time staff, staff retirees, and those who are classified staff of the UW/CC Center are associate members of the Staff Alliance. They shall have no voting power and be considered ineligible to hold office in the Alliance. They shall be entitled to all other rights and privileges of the Alliance.

  • The objective and purpose of the Alliance is:
    • To promote professional practices; active participation of all in the solution of institutional matters; and allegiance to a genuine spirit of professional ethics.
    • To encourage high performance standards among Casper College classified staff employees, hereinafter designated as “staff”; aid in securing and maintaining adequate salaries and sound retirement systems; to support legislation for the betterment of higher education; to encourage improvements as will enable staff to function properly as a vital component to the progress of education at Casper College; and show recognition for retirement and meritorious service.
    • To be an active communication link for meaningful exchange between staff, faculty and administration relative to issues of mutual concern.
    • To encourage staff to exercise their rights and privileges as citizens and to accept leadership in campus and civic affairs.
  • The goal of the Alliance is:
    • Enhanced staff development opportunities.
    • Enhanced recognition for staff accomplishments
    • Improved communications between staff and all other employees.
    • Continued staff involvement in issues regarding working conditions and employment practices.

Executive Committee (2018-19):

  • Chair - Tracie Bopp
  • Vice Chair - Joy Shain
  • Secretary/Treasurer - Crystal Watts
  • CCT-A Activities Committee - Robin Bisiar, Jason Finkle, Jody Young
  • General Representatives - John Ganley, Tara Goltermann, Brienne Jewkes, Megan Schafer, Jeaneece Schmidt

Meeting Schedule (beginning 5/2018):

  • May 18, 2018, 9-10 a.m., GW 312
  • June 22, 2018, 9-10 a.m., GW 312
  • July 20, 2018, 9-10 a.m., GW 312
  • August 24, 2018, 9-10 a.m., GW 312
  • September 21, 2018, 9-10 a.m., GW 312
  • October 19, 2018, 9-10 a.m., GW 312
  • November 30, 2018, 9-10 a.m., GW 312 (due to Thanksgiving holiday)
  • December 21, 2018, 9-10 a.m., GW 312

What's new?

  • UPDATE: 
    Beginning January 2018, we've decided to make some changes to our meetings as follows:

    - Other than our large April meeting (which will be held in GW 225), we will move our meetings to GW 312 at 9:00 am on the Fridays during the weeks in which there are board meetings. We feel this will be a better way to get more timely communication on "board meeting happenings" out to staff (instead of reporting on month-old news as we do with our current schedule). We are also hoping that more people will be able to join us on Friday mornings. Appointments will be sent out soon reflecting this time.

    - We will change the reporting structure of policies which may impact classified staff. Anticipate "book report" style presentations from committee members.

    - We will also have topics and/or presenters. If you hear of things going on or have an idea of a topic please let me, or any member of the executive committee, know ASAP so arrangements can be made.

    - We will be making an information/welcome packet for new employees or for those who would like to come, but aren't sure what staff alliance is all about.

    - We will also be updating the agenda to include a blurb about each committee and what they do so people can have a better understanding of the items being reported on. The agenda will also include cheat sheet information for Robert's Rules because a lot of people don't understand them (trust me, I am one of them!)

    - Again, our "big all staff" meeting will still be held in April. This one is important to attend because we will vote on the new executive committee at that time.

  • UPDATE:
    At the September meeting, discussion was held regarding the Employee of the Month award and the exclusion of the Executive Committee in being able to be nominated. A motion was made to remove that exclusion and all in attendance approved. Therefore, beginning September 13, 2017, all Executive Committee members are eligible to be nominated for Employee of the Month.

  • UPDATE:
    Per our bylaws amended on 4/19/17, there will no longer be separate Executive Committee meetings; instead all monthly meetings are open to all staff and all are encouraged to attend.
    • Next Staff Alliance Meeting - Friday, May 18, 9-10 a.m., GW 312.

  • UPDATE:
    Policy Approval:
    Policies are continually being updated and reviewed by the Policy Committee and College Council. Feedback sent in will be reviewed and a follow up email will be sent out to all Staff with feedback from the Policy Committee on all comments submitted. Feedback to all drafts of policies is welcome.

  • UPDATE:
    Durst Award Committee: The winner of the 2018 Robert O. Durst award was announced at the Annual Retirement and Recognition dinner on May 4. Congratulations TARA GOLTERMANN! Karel Mathisen and Ashlee Patricelli co-chair this committee. Nominations for the 2018-19 award will be solicited in January of 2019.

  • UPDATE:
    Benevolent Funds: Patti Rohrbeck has volunteered to be the Staff Representative on this committee.

  • UPDATE:
    Staff Alliance by-laws update: The Staff Alliance bylaws were updated and approved at the  Staff Alliance Meeting on January 19, 2018.  These revised bylaws were the product of an ad-hoc committee appointed by the Chair to modify the verbiage to reflect current practices.

  • UPDATE:

    Casper College Organizational Structure ad hoc Committee (CCOSC) representatives have been selected from the list of nominees: Karel Mathisen, Regular Attendee; Patti Rohrbeck, Alternate representative.