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L&S University Staff Issues Committee (USIC) Bylaws
This document contains the USIC (formerly CSIC) bylaws as related to mission, membership, and committee procedures.
The charge of the College of Letters & Science University Staff Issues Committee is to represent the College’s university staff in advising the Dean on the development and review of all College policies and procedures affecting university staff. In addition, the Committee will provide advice to the Dean on developing opportunities for participation of university staff members in department and unit governance, and develop opportunities for recognition of university staff member contributions to the College’s mission and to the excellence of its programs.
The College of Letters & Science University Staff Issues Committee will consist of seven members: five elected by the College’s university staff, one appointed by the Dean and one appointed as a labor representative. All elected and appointed members shall be university staff holding an appointment within the College. The committee make-up will be consistent with the make-up of the entire College university staff (non-reps, WSEU, WPEC etc.). The Dean appointed member will be chosen with an eye to enhancing balance among various groups. The Dean, and the member selected by the committee, will co-chair the committee. The College Human Resource Manager will be member ex officio.
To assure representation of all university staff in the College and to provide a variety of perspectives, each elected/appointed member will represent the entire university staff of the College, not a particular constituency. Therefore, all elections will be at large: all university staff members with an active appointment at the time of election will be eligible to vote in the election.
A nomination sub-committee will be established to solicit candidate nominations every two years for vacated committee seats from the College of Letters & Science University Staff. The election process will be coordinated by the College Human Resource Office.
Staff accepting nomination to USIC will submit a brief statement to the College Human Resource Office. The statements will be included on the ballots at the time of the election, which will normally be held in the spring every two years or when necessary. The candidate(s) receiving the majority of the votes cast will be the newly appointed committee member(s). The established candidate roster will also be used to fill mid-term vacancies when necessary.
Members will normally serve three year terms. Mid-term appointees will serve for the remainder of the vacant term and may run for re-election.
The procedures for the election/nomination of university staff members to the committee, and any changes thereto, shall be approved by the current USIC members.
The USIC shall hold monthly meetings during the academic year. Notice about date and time changes of the meetings will be sent to all College university staff.
The College university staff are welcome to attend meetings of interest. Non-USIC staff may provide input to the meeting by being recognized by the Dean. Tabling of an agenda item can be requested by a committee member at any time subject to a majority vote.
A draft agenda will be sent to committee members within a reasonable period of time in advance of the meeting to allow additions and changes to the agenda.
Each year USIC will select one member to serve on APC. A member may serve more than one year.