2,390: Employee-Management Relations

Last Revised: August 2005

Staff Employees Council - A Staff Employees Council is established as the primary representative body of the classified employees.

Purpose of the Council - The Staff Employees Council serves in an advisory capacity to the president of the University with respect to all matters of classified personnel administration and employee relations, excepting matters of formal appeals and hearings. The function of the council is to receive, consider, and make recommendations on matters relating to classified personnel administration, policies, and procedures; to provide a forum for the hearing of classified employees' suggestions, questions, or complaints, but not individual appeals relating to disciplinary or classification matters; and to provide a means of communication for disseminating information to classified employees of the University.

The council keeps a summary record of all matters considered and recommended by the council and transmits such minutes to council members, the president, and other officials, as specified by the president.

Organization of the Council

  1. The Staff Employees Council consists of members from the classified staff elected by their peers and appointed by the president. The members are appointed from representative classified employee occupational and organizational units.
  2. Members serve a three-year term and may not be re-elected for one year after the expiration of that term. However, a member serving the remainder of an unexpired term to which appointed but not elected may stand for election for a full three-year term.
  3. Officers of the council are chosen from among the members by a majority vote of the voting members. The council adopts such rules for the conduct of its business, as it deems necessary. The council meets once each month, or upon the call of the chair, or upon the petition of a majority of the members. Members of the council are allowed time off from work to attend official meetings of the council unless unusual workload demands prevent release, subject to approval of the member's appointing authority.