The Staff Employees' Council represents all classified employees at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Council also serves in an advisory capacity to the president of the University with respect to all matters of classified personnel administration and employee relations except in matters of formal appeals and hearings. The Council holds monthly meetings to provide a forum for employees' suggestions, questions or complaints, and to provide a means for disseminating information to classified employees of the University. However, the Council cannot be involved in individual appeals relating to disciplinary or classification matters.
Council members are elected to a three-year term by popular vote. Each June, ballots are sent to all classified employees in those divisions in which the SEC representative's term has expired so that they may cast their votes for new representatives. The top three names for each opening are submitted to the president for his selection. Representatives may not serve for more than one consecutive full term.
Classified employees are represented on most University committees through the appointment of SEC representatives to the following: Arboretum Board, Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) Senate, Balloon Race Scholarship Committee, Committee on the Status of Women, Emergency Planning Advisory Committee, Facilities Resource Committee, Faculty Senate, Occupational Safety Committee, Parking and Traffic Board, Police Advisory Board, Police Services Board of Professional Standards, Student Services Food/Retail Dining and Catering Committee, Student Union Advisory Board, Sustainability Committee, University Athletics Committee, University Disabilities Resource Coalition, Video Surveillance Committee and the Work and Family Taskforce.
SEC members and other classified staff serve on Council committees. These include the SEC Annual Classified Recognition Reception, Benefits and Compensation, Bylaws, Classified Employee Recognition Program, Classified Staff Development Fund/Educational Leave, Elections, Open House and Web Site Committees.
The Council meets at 2 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. All meetings are open to everyone. There is usually a guest speaker at each meeting, speaking on a topic of current interest to classified staff. Each meeting's time, date, location and guest speaker information is posted on the SEC homepage. To submit an item for consideration to the SEC, complete the Hot Topic submission online form.
Each spring all classified staff are encouraged to attend a special "Open House" to discuss their concerns with any pertinent issue pertaining to classified staff.