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 university committees and boards: ASUN, Affirmative Action, Arboretum, Child Care, Facilities Planning and Management, Faculty Senate, Food Service, Gender Relations, NCAA Certification, Parking and Traffic, Safety, Status of Women and University Security.
SEC members and other classified staff serve on council committees. These include: Annual Awards Luncheon, Open House, Employee Recognition, Employee of the Year, Special Interests, Educational Leave Stipend, Classified Staff Development Fund, Bylaws, Web Page and Compensation.
The council meets at 2:00 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 spring all classified staff are encouraged to attend a special "Open House" to discuss their concerns with any pertinent issue pertaining to classified staff.