View Bill 15-16-21

Senate Bill 15-16-21

Bill ID: 15-16-21
Name: 2016 Council of University System Staff Elections
Proposed: 02/02/2016
Sponsor: Staff Affairs Committee
Proposal: The Staff Affairs Committee is responsible for conducting an election every other year to secure at least three full-time representatives and up to three alternate representatives from the University of Maryland to serve on the Council of University System Staff (CUSS).

The mission of CUSS is to provide a voice for staff in decisions that affect the welfare of the University System of Maryland (USM), its constituent institutions, and its employees who are not covered by collective bargaining. CUSS functions in an informed advisory role in administrative areas and in the functional support aspects of academic matters.

Staff who are eligible to run and vote for membership include:
-"Excluded" exempt and non-exempt staff who are NOT in a collective bargaining unit
-Contingent II staff


Status: Completed
Completed On: 09/07/2016


Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 08/31/2016
Decision Date: 09/07/2016
Decision: The results were presented to the Senate as an informational item.
Actions: The Senate reviewed the results of the CUSS election as reported by the Staff Affairs Committee.
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 05/04/2016
Decision Date: 05/16/2016
Decision: The SEC accepted the memo as an informational item and placed it on the agenda of the September Senate meeting as an informational item.
Actions: The SEC reviewed the memo as an informational item at its May 16, 2016, meeting. The memo will be sent to the Senate as an informational item for its September 7, 2016 meeting.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Staff Affairs Committee
Received: 01/27/2016
Decision Date: 03/11/2016
Decision: The Staff Affairs Committee voted to send a memo to the SEC detailing the results of the election.
Actions: The candidacy period was set from February 22, 2016 to March 4, 2016. The elections took place between March 21, 2016 and March 31, 2016.

On February 22, 2016, the Senate Office sent announcements to all eligible staff members regarding the candidacy and election period. Seven candidates volunteered to run in the election. Three candidates were elected as full-time representatives and three candidates were elected as alternate representatives.

Elected CUSS representatives will serve a two-year term starting on August 1, 2016.

The Staff Affairs Committee voted to send a memo detailing the election results to the SEC for Senate consideration.
Next Step: SEC Review