MINUTES OF THE MEETING
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
February 9, 1963
Discussion of a name for MSU-O, to be effective immediately.
After prolonged discussion, on motion by Mr. Harlan, seconded
by Mr. Vanderploeg, it was voted that the name of the
institution at Rochester be changed to Oakland University
(affiliated with Michigan State University).
After consensus, it was agreed that Mr. Carr and Mr. Varner
would discuss this name change with Mrs. Matilda R. Wilson
and in the event she does not approve, or has any reservations
about it, this action is not to become final until it receives
further discussion. (Subsequently Mrs. Wilson approved this
Secretary Breslin presented to the Board the following revised
"Sick Leave Policy" to be included in the new MSU
"For your security the University has a sick-leave policy
designed to continue your pay for a reasonable period of time
when you are unable to work because of illness or an off-the-job
accident. You start earning paid sick leave the first month
on the job, and you may use it after you have completed your
first month of service. You continue to earn sick leave at
the rate of one day per month or a total of 12 days per year.
Effective January 1, 1963, whatever sick leave you do not
use may be saved until you have a total of 100 days. You may
take this sick leave only for cases of your own illness.
"If your illness extends beyond the number of sick
days you have accumulated, your leave may be continued as
a personal leave without pay, with the approval of your department
head and the Personnel Office. Sometimes it may be necessary
for you to furnish a statement from a doctor concerning your
illness. If you terminate employment, you will not receive
any pay for accumulated sick leave."
Secretary Breslin also presented a revision in the retirement
regulations that would provide for retirement without penalty
at age 62 of employees covered by University retirement system
under the following conditions:
"A qualifying employee with at least 15 years of continuous
service under the noncontributory plan may request retirement
on the first day of July following attainment of age 62, and
retirement benefits will be paid to him beginning on the first
day of July following attainment of age 65. In these instances
the employee will receive credit for all of the years of his
continuous employment in computing retirement benefits.
"An employee meeting these requirements and who desires
to retire on the first day of July following attainment of
age 62 must arrange with the payroll office to make premium
payments in advance for his group life insurance and hospitalization
insurance, if any. After the first day of July following attainment
of age 65 the University will assume the responsibility for
premium payments for group life insurance and no further contribution
by the employee is required. After that date premiums for
hospitalization or major medical insurance, as applicable
to certain administrative-professional employees, will be
deducted from his pension check.
"An employee with 25 years of service under the noncontributory
(MSU) retirement plan may retire under one of the following
1. He may elect a pension starting on July 1 following completion
of 25 years of service based on his years of service but with
a penalty of one year for each year he lacks of attaining
age 65, or
2. If he is 62 years of age or older he may retire with a
pension that starts on July 1 following attainment of age
65 without penalty. In order to keep life insurance and hospitalization
in force, he may make arrangements with the payroll division
of the University Business Office for payment of premiums.
Beginning July 1, after attaining age 65 life insurance premiums
will be paid by the University."
On motion by Mr. Vanderploeg, seconded by Mr. Stevens, it
was voted to approve the above items. (p.131)
Establish a Director, Alumni Education, position at Michigan
State University-Oakland, at the AP-VII level
Gifts and grants:
Grant of $13,000 from the United States Atomic Energy Commission
of Washington, D.C., to be used under the direction of Chancellor
Varner for equipment acquisition to initiate laboratory instruction
in nuclear instrumentation and nuclear physics and chemistry.
Grant of $1,000 from C. Allen Harlan of Detroit to be used
under the direction of Chancellor Varner to provide award
money for sculpture competition.
Grant of $60,000 from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle
Creek to be used under the direction of Lowell Eklund in Continuing
Education to conduct a pilot study of the operation of an
alumni continuing education program at Michigan State University-Oakland.
Grant of $22,000 from the National Science Foundation of
Washington, D. C., to be used under the direction of R. C.
Mobley in Physics to support the undergraduate instructional
scientific equipment program.
On motion by Mr. Vanderploeg, seconded by Mr. Merriman,
it was voted to approve the Michigan State University-Oakland
Oakland University, Kresge Library
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