Staff Council Permanent Committees

Staff Council Bylaws establish six permanent committees.  The charge for each of these committees is specified in the organization's Bylaws - 'Section 5.  Committees.'

I.   Executive Board

Chair:  Sue Mitchell  (sue.mitchell@alaska.edu)

The Executive Committee is one of six permanent Staff Council Committees.  This committee was formerly known as the Administrative Committee. It was renamed in May 2015. According to Staff Council Bylaws, this board is structured as follows:

Section 5.A.II.  Executive Board
 

a.  The Vice-President shall be the chairperson
b. Other members of the committee shall be:
     1. Chairpersons of the permanent committees.
     2. President of Staff Council
     3. Past President of Staff Council as an ex-officio member
     4. Special appointments of the President or Vice President.
c. The committee shall have the following responsibilities:
     1. Prepare for approval the draft agenda for Staff Council meetings
     2. Report on any activities taken on behalf of Staff Council at the next scheduled Staff Council        
          meeting
     3. Represent and act on behalf of the Staff Council between Staff Council meetings
d. The chairperson of the committee may establish subcommittees for specific issues.

II.  Elections Committee
 
Co-Chair:  Jessica Armstrong  (jjarmstrong@alaska.edu) 

Co-Chair:  Stacey Howdeshell  (sahowdeshell@alaska.edu)

The Elections Committee was established on Sept. 1, 2013.  Prior to this, it was part of the 'Elections, Membership, and Rules Committee' (EMR).  The committee's charge is as follows:

Section 5.A.III. Elections Committee
 
a. The chairperson shall be elected from the committee members.
b. The committee shall have the following responsibilities
     1. Conduct elections for Unit Representatives, At-Large seats, Vice President, and President     
     2. Responsible for filling vacancies in units with no representation.
c.  The chairperson of the committee may establish subcommittees for specific issues.
 

III.  Membership & Rules Committee

Chair:  Mathew Mund  (mmund@alaska.edu)  

This committee was established on Sept. 1, 2013.  Prior to this, 'Membership' & 'Rules' were part of the 'Elections, Membership, and Rules Committee' (EMR).  
According to Staff Council Bylaws, the committee's charge is as follows:

Section 5.A.IV. Membership & Rules Committee

a. The chairperson shall be elected from the committee members.
b. The committee shall have the following responsibilities:
     1. Review unit composition and maintain a membership list.
     2. Review and maintain the Bylaws and Constitution to reflect the needs of the body.
     3. Review unit designations and generate petitions for unit designation changes as required. 
     4. Accept petitions for proposed changes to unit designations from constituents.
     5. Based upon guidelines set forth in the Staff Council Constitution and elsewhere in these Bylaws, review unit change petitions      
         prior to forwarding them to the Staff Council body as motions for formal action
          i. It will be subject to formal action in the presence of a quorum
          ii. Shall be approved upon receiving a two-thirds affirmative vote.
          iii. There is no limit to the number of original or revised unit designation change petitions submitted to Membership and Rules
                for consideration by a group of eligible constituents.
     6. Responsible for parliamentary procedure of the Staff Council meetings.
c.  The chairperson of the committee may establish subcommittees for specific issues.

Committee Documents (Agendas, Minutes, Reports, Actions, etc.) (Update in Progress)


IV.  Staff Affairs Committee

Chair:  Jessica Allard  (jlallard@alaska.edu)

 
According to Staff Council Bylaws, the committee's charge is as follows:

Section 5.A.V. Staff Affairs Committee

a. The chairperson shall be elected from the committee members.
b. The committee shall work on policies related to the following:
     1. Benefits
     2. Compensation
     3. Grievance procedures
     4. Position evaluation and hiring procedures
     5. Other human resources issues pertaining to staff
     6. Any matters which affect the health and welfare of the staff as outlined in the UAF Staff Council Bylaws Section 2, Article C.
c. The chairperson of the committee may establish subcommittees for specific issues.

Committee Documents (Agendas, Minutes, Reports, Actions, etc.)   (Update in Progress)

V.  Rural Affairs Committee

Chair:  Chris Brooks  (cabrooks5@alaska.edu)

According to Staff Council Bylaws, the committee's charge is as follows:

Section 5.A.VI. Rural Affairs Committee

a.    The chairperson shall be elected from the committee members.

b.    As an ex-officio member of the committee, the President is charged with communicating concerns of the Rural
        Affairs Committee to the Chancellor and Governance Coordinating Committee.
c.    The committee shall have the following responsibilities:
     1. Oversee the general welfare of the UAF community not residing on the Fairbanks campus.
     2. Monitor all activities affecting compliance with the College of Rural and Community Development mission statement of the
         University of Alaska Fairbanks.
d. The chairperson of the committee may establish subcommittees for specific issues.


VI.  University Advocacy Committee

Chair:  vacant

According to Staff Council Bylaws, the committee's charge is as follows:

Section 5.VII. University Advocacy

a. The chairperson shall be elected from the committee members.
b. A representative from the Alumni Association and ASUAF will serve on the committee.
c. The committee shall have the following responsibilities:
     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
     3. Focus on on-boarding, mentoring, and communications within Staff Council and public relations with the UAF community
d. The chairperson of the committee may establish subcommittees for specific issues.

 

Committee Documents (Agendas, Minutes, Reports, Actions, etc.)  (Update in Progress)


  •  You do not have to be a Staff Council member to serve on these committees.  To volunteer to serve on these committees, contact the UAF Governance Office, 314 Signers Hall, (907) 474-7964.
 
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