Membership & Rules Committee

Current Chair: Carrie Santoro

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. III. Membership and Rules Committee
  1. The chairperson shall be elected from the committee members.
  2. The committee shall have the following responsibilities:
    1. Review and maintain the Bylaws and Constitution to reflect the needs of the body.
    2. Review unit designation and compositions, and generate petitions for unit designation changes as required; where Unit 'designations' refers to the organizational units making up a Staff Council Unit, and 'composition' refers to individuals within a unit.
    3. Accept petitions for proposed changes to unit designations and unit compositions from constituents.
    4. 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
      1. It will be subject to formal action in the presence of a quorum
      2. Shall be approved upon receiving a two-thirds affirmative vote.
      3. 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 eligible constituents.
    5. Responsible for parliamentary procedure of the Staff Council meetings.
  3. The chairperson of the committee may establish subcommittees for specific issues. 


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