August 18, 2005

The Employee Council meeting went on as scheduled this 18th day of August.

The meeting was called to order by Helen Norfleet-Shiflett, council co-chair.

Sarah White, Director of Research Administration was the guest speaker.

Sarah started the meeting by giving a background of the School of Medicine , Office of Grants and Contracts. Over time the number of grants awarded is increasing, which has led to the expansion of the staff to eleven with two open positions. Sarah went on to discuss the goals of the office and how the long term goal is to have an electronic tracking system for the grants and contracts. The Grants and Contracts Office is currently located on the third floor of McKim Hall. In the next couple of years it will be relocating to Davis Hall. To find out more about the Office of Grants and Contracts go to

In new business performance evaluations will be due October 14, 2005 to Human Resources. The Employee Council Chairs and Co-Chairs will be attending a second retreat in September. If you have any questions or concerns to be addressed please let Helen or Johy know.

There was no old business.

There were no committee reports.

The meeting was adjourned.