Committees


Executive Committee

Chair: President Edwards-Johnson

Vice Chair: Vice President- Schmidt

Members: Secretary/Treasurer- Beezley, Parliamentarian Baird (non-voting), Webmaster/Historian Bieri (non-voting), Past President DeBoard (non-voting)

About: The Executive Committee considers and, with 2/3 vote, approves presidential appointments of officers and standing committee membership, holds regularly scheduled meetings, and performs other duties deemed appropriate for the committee

Constitution, Parliamentary Procedure, and Elections (CPP&E) Committee

Chair: Parliamentarian Baird

Vice Chair:  N/A

Members: Senators Edwards, Haller, Andrews

About: CPP&E considers amendments to the Senate Constitution and/or Bylaws; informs each election unit of the number of Senators allotted to it; provides Senators a current Senate Constitution and Bylaws within 30 business days of beginning of Senators term; conducts elections in accordance with the Senate Constitution and Bylaws; and performs other duties deemed appropriate

Compensation Committee

Chair: Julio Mata 

Vice Chair: TBD

Members: Senators Renteria-Mendoza, Burns, Huff, Delaney, Marcus, Schwab, Smith

About: This committee studies and makes recommendations regarding staff salaries, benefits, and other areas promoting the economic welfare of staff; a job classification system that facilitates employee training, promotions, transfers; and staff recognition and awards. This committee works closely with the Human Resources Department offices on matters of mutual concern and performs other duties deemed appropriate.

Policy & Staff Welfare Committee

Chair: Senator Liz Wallace 

Vice Chair: TBD

Members:  Senators, Jackson, Selanders, Wimmer, Parsons, Johnson, Lockwood, Scism

About: This committee studies and makes recommendations regarding areas of noneconomic welfare of staff; interpretation and/or enforcement of UCO policies, procedures, practices, and external regulations related to labor/staff relations; identification and resolution of concerns related to the management of UCO staff; programs and opportunities designed to benefit personal growth and organizational success; and the healthy campus initiative in the development and maintenance of a healthy body, mind and spirit.   This committee works closely with the Human Resources Department offices on matters of mutual concern and performs other duties deemed appropriate.

Stakeholder Relations & Involvement Committee

Chair: Senator Hunter 

Vice Chair: Senator Donner

Members: Senators Burris, Elderton, Ratterman, Hendricks, Fairchild, Wolfe

About: This committee studies and makes recommendations regarding matters which enhance the well-being of part-time staff and student workers; staff interaction with alumni and the community; programs and opportunities that may foster staff relationships with alumni and friends; philanthropic efforts; diverse opportunities for staff to perform service; and potential federal, state, and/local legislation that may affect staff. The committee works closely with the Alumni office and Volunteer and Service Learning Center on matters of mutual concern and performs other duties deemed appropriate.

University-Wide Committee/Representation

Senate representatives to UCO committees shall report to the Senate at each regular Senate meeting. To request Staff Senate representation on a University Committee not listed, please contact President Edwards-Johnson

University Planning Council: Senator Edwards-Johnson

Inclusive Community Response Team Advisory Council: TBD

Employee Insurance Committee: TBD

Committee on Diversity: Senator Wimmer

Mission, Vision, and Values Task Force: Senator Delaney, Senator Beezley, and Senator Wallace

Covid Task Force: Senator Baird

Advising Success Task Force: Senator Donner