View Bill 19-20-47

Senate Bill 19-20-47

Bill ID: 19-20-47
Name: 2020 Council of University System Staff Elections
Proposed: 03/30/2020
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.


Status: Completed
Completed On: 09/08/2020


Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 09/01/2020
Decision Date: 09/08/2020
Decision: The Senate reviewed the election results as an informational item.
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 05/18/2020
Decision Date: 08/19/2020
Decision: The SEC voted to place the memo on the September 8, 2020 agenda as an informational item.
Next Step: Senate Review

Reviewed By: Staff Affairs Committee
Received: 03/30/2020
Decision Due By: 05/08/2020
Actions: The 2020 CUSS candidacy period dates are as follows:
Candidacy: March 30 - April 10
Voting: April 20 - May 1

On March 30, the Senate Office emailed all eligible staff members with information about the CUSS elections. Sixteen candidates stood for election. Three were elected as primary representatives, three as alternates. Their two-year terms begin in August 2020.

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