The State Fair Community College Board of Trustees met in regular session Tuesday to discuss several personnel matters and maintenance items for the college.
In her comments to the board, SFCC president Dr. Joanna Anderson noted the college’s Leadership Team had met to discuss the changes the college will see because of a rule change to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by the Department of Labor and the Obama Administration.
“With the ruling we have many employees who will be impacted,” Anderson said. “Under the proposal, the salary for an employee who is exempt will raise from $23,660 to $47,000.”
The Department of Labor classifies a non-exempt employee as those who are eligible for overtime; exempt employees are those who are not eligible for overtime.
The effective date for the final rule will be Dec. 1, 2016.
The new rule, according to the Department of Labor, means that employees who receive less than $47,476 annually for a full-year worker or less than $913 per week for workers working less than a year must be paid overtime.
“We will draw other individuals in to work with the Leadership Team to make recommendations to the Board of Trustees on how we will implement this at the college before the deadline,” Anderson told the Democrat after the meeting.
The board also accepted a proposal from Guardian Dental Insurance for Fiscal Year 2107.
Under the proposal, the college will pay $23.98 for each full-time employee per month. This is in addition to the $560.83 the board approved in health insurance at its April 26 meeting.
The board discussed several contracts including a proposal from Ellucian Managed Services Inc. for four additional SNOW licenses for ITS employees.
The total additional cost is $14,608 and is co-termed with the current agreement through June 2019. The funding source is from within the ITS budget.
During the meeting the board also:
• Approved the purchase of AV equipment for the Boonville expansion project not to exceed $120,000 from the following vendors: Schillers Audio Visual, World Wide Technologies and CDW. The funding source is unrestricted cash reserves.
• In agreement with Robert Rollings Architects LLC, accepted and awarded the low bid of $190,650 from Flowmaster Construction LLC of Mexico, Missouri, for restroom remodels in Potter-Ewing, Stauffacher, Fielding and the Fielding CTC buildings. The funding source for the project is through State Repair and Renovation.
• In agreement with Robert Rollings Architects LLC, accepted the bid from TRC Construction Services LLC of Sedalia in the amount of $81,226.50 for foundation repair on the Yeater Library and Potter-Ewing facilities. The funding source is through state Repair and Renovation Funds.
• Authorized the vice president to clarify and accept the lowest and best bid, not to exceed $111,800 for sealing, striping and patching the parking lots, roads and walking track at the Sedalia campus.
According to information supplied to the board, there was a significant variation from the vendors regarding patching, which needs additional clarification.
The project budget was established in an amount not to exceed $128,570. The funding source is unrestricted cash reserves.
Hope Lecchi can be reached at 660-826-1000 ext. 1484