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UNIVERSITY STAFF SENATE

CIVIL SERVICE NEGOTIATED AND PREVAILING PANEL

OPERATING PAPERS

ARTICLE I – MEMBERSHIP

The Panel will consist of the Chairperson and a minimum of six members elected by their respective constituency in an election conducted by the Election Committee of the University Staff Senate.  Panel members will service a term of two years. (University Staff Senate Bylaws, Article VII.  Sections 2 and 3.)

ARTICLE II – OFFICERS

The Chairperson will be a member of the University Staff Senate and will be elected by the Staff Senate by secret ballot. (University Staff Senate Bylaws, Article VII.  Section 3)

The Secretary, appointed by the panel Chairperson, will record all proceedings of the meeting and distribute copies to members of the Panel and to the Governance Office of the University Staff Senate.

ARTICLE III – PURPOSE

  • To deal with the welfare and planning concerns of affected groups in those matters not covered by existing negotiated contracts.
  • To encourage all members of its constituency to actively participate in the University Governance System.

ARTICLE IV – MEETINGS

The Panel will meet regularly at 10:00 a. m. on the second Thursday of each month unless there is no business or action to be taken.

ARTICLE V – COMMITTEES

Committees will be appointed by Panel members and will serve as needed.

ARTICLE VI – REPORTS

The Negotiated and Prevailing Panel will submit an annual report to the University Staff Senate at the end of the year. A monthly report will be provided to the University Staff Senate unless no business or action needs taken.

ARTICLE VII – AMENDMENTS

Any member of the Panel may propose an amendment to these Operating Papers.  A simple majority of Panel members is needed to ratify an amendment.

 

Approved December 4, 2014 by the Staff Senate (revisions of the original Operating Papers dated December 15, 1988).

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