What is the Staff Employees' Council
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.
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, 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, Sustainability Committee, University Athletics Committee, University Disabilities Resource Coalition, Video Surveillance Committee, and the Work and Family Taskforce.
SEC members and other classified staff also 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 in the Joe Crowley Student Union - Rita Laden Senate Chambers. 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. To submit an item for consideration to the SEC, complete the Hot Topic submission online form.