View Bill 17-18-26

Senate Bill 17-18-26

Bill ID: 17-18-26
Name: 2018 Council of University System Staff Elections
Proposed: 03/07/2018
Sponsor: Staff Affairs Committee
Proposal: Every two years, the Staff Affairs Committee conducts elections for this campus's representatives to the Council of University System Staff (CUSS). CUSS is an important part of the shared governance structure of the University System of Maryland (USM), and its members can influence important issues that directly impact staff. CUSS consists of elected representatives from all USM institutions and is charged with advising the Chancellor and the Board of Regents on a variety of matters.

All exempt and non-exempt staff employees on regular and contingent II status who are not part of a collective bargaining unit represented by a union are eligible to run for CUSS and vote for CUSS representatives.


Status: Completed
Completed On: 10/02/2018


Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 09/25/2018
Decision Date: 10/02/2018
Decision Due By: 10/02/2018
Decision: The Senate reviewed the election results as an informational item.
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 05/14/2018
Decision Date: 09/21/2018
Decision: The SEC voted to place this item on the October 2, 2018 Senate agenda as an informational item.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Staff Affairs Committee
Received: 03/07/2018
Decision Date: 05/10/2018
Decision: The Chair of the Staff Affairs Committee reported the election results at the committee's May meeting.
Actions: The 2018 CUSS candidacy period dates are as follows:
Candidacy: March 7 - March 16
Voting: March 21 - March 31

On March 7, the Senate Office emailed all eligible staff members with information about the CUSS elections. Seven candidates stood for election. Three were elected as primary representatives, three as alternates. Their two-year terms begin on August 14, 2018.

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