Task Force on Domestic Partner Benefits FY2010
Steven Maynard-Moody ( Public Admin) - faculty – CO-CHAIR
Natalie Parker (Institute for Policy & Social Rsch) – unclassified Staff – CO-CHAIR
Lori Messinger (Social Welfare) – faculty
Paul Farran (Student Success Tech Svs) – Unclassified Staff
Peggy Palmer (Student Success Tech Svs) - University Support Staff
Saida Bonifield – student
Madi Vanniman – HREO Staff
1. Identify the steps that the University of Kansas would need to follow to adopt domestic partnership benefits for employees of the University.
a. Note the sources of authority for any changes in benefits policy that might be recommended, e.g., changes in statute, Regents policy, or KU policy.
b. Note how KU’s peer institutions have defined and implemented domestic partnership benefits.
c. Determine the advantages and disadvantages to KU of adopting domestic partner benefits, including but not limited to, questions of equity and diversity, and competitiveness in recruitment and rates of retention for faculty and staff.
d. Report plan and recommendation for action to SenEx by December 1, 2009.