Staff Council Committee Information


UPDATE IN PROGRESS

Recent amendments to the UAF Staff Council Bylaws resulted in changes to the structure of some of Staff Council's permenant committees.  This page is being updated to reflect these changes.  


Executive Board

Chair: Faye Gallant

The Executive Board is one of five permanent committees established by UAF Staff Council Bylaws.

The Executive Board, Admin Committee serves to hold the President-Elect as the chairperson. Other members of the committee shall be the chairpersons of the permanent committees.

The committee have the responsibilities to:

1. Prepare the agenda for Staff Council meetings,
2. provide a committee report to Staff Council and to;
3. represent and act on behalf of the Staff Council between Staff Council meetings.

On May 16, 2013, at UAF Staff Council Meeting #239, the name of the 'Administrative Committee' was officially changed to 'Executive Board.'   This change was made in order to provide a more encompassing description of the group's purpose.  (See UAF Staff Council Motion 2013-239-5 - PDF) 
 
Committee Chair:  Faye Gallant, fsgallant@alaska.edu
 
 

University Advocacy Committee

Chair: Lesli Walls

The University Advocacy Committee is one of five permanent committees established by UAF Staff Council Bylaws.

The University Advocacy Committee serves to:

1. Organize events and functions to help make the public aware of the value of University staff, as well as students and faculty.

2. Organize events and functions that increase staff morale and awareness of the University.

Advocacy organizes various campus tours each semester. These tours give staff members excellent opportunities to learn about the exciting and interesting projects across UAF. Recent tours have included Poker Flat Rocket Research Range and the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center's Discovery Lab. 

 
Committee Chair:  Lesli Walls, ljwalls@alaska.edu
 
To view meeting minutes please go here.

Elections Committee

Chair: Richard Machida

The Elections, Membership and Rules Committee is one of five permanent committees established by UAF Staff Council Bylaws.

The Elections, Membership and Rules Committee serves to:

Conduct elections for unit representatives, alternates, and President-Elect, review unit composition and maintain a membership list, review the bylaws and constitution to reflect the needs of the body, review unit designations and generate petitions for unit designation changes as required, accept and pre-qualify petitions for proposed changes to unit designations from constituents.

 
Committee Chair -  Richard Machida, rm@alaska.edu
 
Committee Established September 1, 2013
 

Membership and Rules Committee

Chair: Chris Beks

The Membership & Rules Committee is one of six permanent committees as described by UAF Staff Council Bylaws.  

The Membership & Rules Committee is responsible for: 

Parlaimentary procedure during UAF Staff Council meetings, reviewing and maintaining the Bylaws and Constitution of UAF Staff Council, reviewing unit designations and generating petitions for unit designation changes, accepting petitions from constituents for proposed changes to unit designations, f illing v a ca n c i e s in units with no r e p re s e n t a tion, reviewing unit c ompo s ition, maintaining  a m e mb er s hip list.  

Committee Chair - Chris Beks, chris.beks@alaska.edu

Committee Established September 1, 2013


Rural Affairs Committee

Chair: Jeannette Altman

The Rural Affairs Committee is one of five permanent committees established by UAF Staff Council Bylaws.

 
The Rural Affairs Committee serves to:
  1. Oversee the general welfare of the UAF community not residing on the Fairbanks campus and;
  2. Monitor all activities affecting compliance with the Rural College mission statement of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Committee Chair - Jeannette Altman, jaltman2@alaska.edu
 
 
To view meeting minutes please go here.

Staff Affairs Committee

Chair: Faye Gallant

The Staff Affairs Committee is one of five permanent committees established by UAF Staff Council Bylaws.

 
The Staff Affairs Committee serves to:
  1. Work on issues such as benefits, compensation, grievance procedures, position evaluation and hiring procedures, and any matters which affect the health and welfare of the staff.
  2. This is in an advocacy role, as Staff Council has no organized recognition as a bargaining unit within the UA structure.

Committee Chair - Faye Gallant, fsgallant@alaska.edu.

 
 To view meeting minutes please go here.



2012 Annual Committee Reports

Annual reports will be posted as they become available

* The annual reports below may be annual reports written by Staff Council Representatives on the committee for Staff Council; they are not necessarily the specific committee's annual report.

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