Committees


Executive Committee

Chair: President Edwards-Johnson

Vice Chair: Vice President Bieri

Members: Secretary/Treasurer Schmidt, Parliamentarian Baird (non-voting), Webmaster/Historian (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:  Senator Donner, Senator Edwards, Senator Gamagedara

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: Senator Ratterman

Vice Chair: Senator Scism

Members: Senator Burns, Senator Huff, Senator Schwab, Senator Selanders, Senator Wimmer

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 Bieri

Vice Chair: Senator Beezley

Members:  Senator Delaney, Senator Johnson, Senator Marcus, Senator Mata, Senator Rodgers, Senator Smith

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 Wallace

Vice Chair: Senator Hendricks

Secretary: NA

Members: Senator Harrell, Senator Jackson, Senator Kaiser, Senator Lockwood

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: Senator Wimmer

Employee Insurance Committee: Senator Beezley and Senator Mata

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