Warren-Newport Public Library District
Board of Trustees
Personnel Committee of the Whole Report
Committee, Date, and Location: Tuesday, February 2, 2016, McCullough Board Room
Members Attending: Tom Colwell, George Kotsinis, Sue Niemi, Nancy Sheldon, Ryan Livergood, Jo
Beckwith Absent: Bob Diehl, Andrea Farr Capizzi
Also Attending: Noreen Reese
101 Nature of Employment: No change. Consensus to approve.
102 Employee Relations: Consensus to eliminate this policy, pending legal advice.
103 Equal Employment Opportunity: Grammar and word clarity changes. Addition of sexual orientation to
types of discrimination. Consensus to approve after legal inquiry as to whether or not a legal reference in
recommended for inclusion in the policy.
104 Ethics and Conduct: Grammar and word clarity changes only. Consensus to approve.
What’s Next? (Owner -Action Items -Deadline):
Ryan: Get legal advice on 102 and 103
Recommendation(s) for Board Action: None
Approve the following personnel policies via the consent agenda:
101 Nature of Employment
103 Equal Employment Opportunity
104 Ethics and Conduct
Eliminate the following personnel policy via the consent agenda:
102 Employee Relations
Agenda item(s) for next Committee of the Whole:
Personnel policies 105, 110, 114, 116
Jo announced that she’d been contacted by a reporter who is writing a story about Ryan. She shared a
copy of the answers she emailed the writer.
Nancy Sheldon moved and Tom Colwell seconded to end the Committee of the Whole. The motion
passed on a unanimous voice vote.