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Higher Education Meeting Agenda

Thursday, October 31, 2002
Central Conference Room
Maryland Higher Education Commission
839 Bestgate Road , Annapolis MD

9:00 a.m. Executive Session
9:30 a.m. Public Session

The public session will commence at 10:00 a.m.

Minutes and Reports

Opening and welcome – Chairman Raskin

Approval of minutes of September 26, 2002

Chairman’s report

Executive Director’s report

Election reports and schedules
Continuing Business

Issues arising from the elections and negotiations

ORAL ARGUMENTS or HEARING

Note: These regulations have been proposed prior to this meeting, however, it was not clear that the Board had officially voted to issue them as proposed regulations through the State Documents office.

**A timely appeal was filed in this case on October 22, 2002 , and a hearing or oral argument may be held. The parties may have a conflict with the timing of the hearing due to afternoon schedules, and may wish to continue until the November 21 Board meeting.

Case EL 01-16/01 Petition to Contest Exclusionary Designation filed by MCEA against Salisbury University. The Executive Director made a ruling on this case that Officers Brown, Nicholas, and Webb would be included in the Sworn Police Unit at Salisbury University .

Format: each side will have up to 45 minutes to present oral argument (and/or witness testimony, if they have chosen to have a full hearing).

Board Certification of resolved elections as previously certified by the Executive Director and effective as of that date.

None have been held since August 29.

Regulations
The August 29 regulations adopted for publication were published September 20, initiating a 45-day Notice and Comment period in which interested parties may offer comments and opinions in writing as per the Administrative Procedures Act. The following were included:

Withdrawal from Election (proposed part of §14.30.05)

Decertification Regulation

Notice of Impasse

Hearings, OAH turn-around time (proposed part of §14.30.11.23(A))

All comments on these regulations are due to the SHELRB office on November 4, 2002 .

Consideration of proposed amendments and new additions to regulations, as introduced at previous meetings:

§14.30.07 proposed changes—petition contents and Board investigation of alleged Unfair Labor Practices

§14.30.___ (yet to be given a chapter heading)—Negotiability Appeal Proceedings
New Business

Website information—Board’s website is up and running. See www.mhec.state.md.us/shelrb

Discussion concerning impasse proceedings as proposed at the September 26, 2002 meeting.

Other new business proposed by members of the Board or staff.
Public comment

Individuals may sign up to present comment on Board business, except matters filed as cases, and may present comments for up to 3 minutes.

Adjournment
Revised: June 4, 2007


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