Structures & People

University Staff Personnel Committee Charge

Membership:

The University Staff Personnel Committee, hereafter referred to as the Personnel Committee, shall consist of five university staff members elected by the university staff. All members shall be elected at-large. A representative from the Office of Human Resources shall serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Personnel Committee. An alternate will be selected by the USC to replace any Personnel Committee member who must abstain from participation due to conflict of interest in a personnel matter.

Election:

The Election Committee shall present a slate of candidates for two positions one year, and three positions the next. Space shall be provided on the ballot for write-in candidates. The Election Committee shall strive for broad representation of the campus community when preparing the slate of candidates.

Responsibilities:

a) To review annually and provide recommendations regarding existing institutional guidelines for the conversion of positions from university staff to academic staff, and academic staff to university staff.

b) To review annually all conversions of positions from university staff to academic staff, and academic staff to university staff.

c) To review annually, ascertain compliance with, and provide recommendations regarding existing institutional guidelines for vacant and/or new university staff positions.

d) To act as a liaison to Human Resources regarding new university staff hires and the campus-wide new employee orientation process.

e) To serve as a hearing body in personnel issues, including but not limited to termination, denials of position conversion, dismissal for cause, complaints, and grievances, and submit findings to the Chancellor.

f) To review denials of the promotional process.

g) To submit all findings and recommendations for review and conversion to the Director of Human Resources and the Chancellor.

h) To undertake related special assignments at the request of the USC.