individual who is not authorized to handle Personal Health Information. This is something that
the Board can clean up very easily at this meeting rather than hoping that somebody brings it to
President's desk every time there is a change in one of these positions. She emphasized that she
is not saying nor predicting that there is going to be a change in anybody in any of these
positions. It is cleaner if that change is made now.
Ms. May said that she understands very much why the Board needs to give the President
the option to amend this Plan, and it really should be looked at more frequently than every nine
years to make sure it is in compliance. But, the piece, as a Board member, that causes her
concern is the amendment in section 13.2.1 that permits the President not to just amend the Plan
but to terminate the Plan without Board involvement. She said that she thinks that is probably a
little broader than is probably necessary because this obviously will be a significant issue for the
employees of the University, given the fact that it does let them set aside pre-taxed dollars for
health care. And, certainly it is something that should be a Board level issue considering how
many people are impacted.
Ms. May said that those are the two items that she would suggest that the Board consider
as amendments to the motion made. She moved that FCR 8 be amended. Professor Kennedy
seconded her motion to amend FCR 8.
Mr. Reed asked if there were any other questions on the amended motion or any other
Mr. Hardymon said that as Chairman of the Committee, the amendments are o.k.;
however, the other Committee members should speak up if they do not agree with them.
Ms. Tobin asked why the names were put in the document.
Ms. Jones said that she thought it was just an oversight, and Ms. May's point is well
Mr. Hardymon said that the Committee discussed this in their meeting, and the
administration did not seem to have the reason.
Mr. Reed asked that the record note the comment of Counselor Jones that is was an
oversight. He said that there was an amended motion, a second on the amended motion and
asked for any questions. A vote was taken to approve FCR 8 as amended, and the motion carried
without dissent. (See FCR 8 at the end of the Minutes.)
Mr. Williams asked if the Board just eliminated the part about termination of the Plan by
Ms. May said her amendment was to have the Board be delegated to terminate the Plan.
Ms. Williams clarified the deletion of names in the last section, also.