2015 Exempt Staff Council Nominations

Posted 3/1/2015

Nominate yourself or someone you know to serve on the Exempt Staff Council!

The council meets monthly, organizes semi-annual forums and brown bag sessions, and works on other projects in the interest of exempt staff. Members serve for two years and are expected to represent the Council on a standing committee of the University. Most standing committees have monthly meetings. Refer to the bylaws section for more information.


A. Membership
The ESC consists of ten (10) voting members, each of whom must be in the constituency at the time of election and remain in the constituency for the duration of the term.

B. Term and Term Limits
Members are elected from among the constituency for two-year terms, in accordance with the election procedures detailed in Article IV. An elected member may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms (4 years in all). A former ESC member may run for
another single term of office (2 years) after being off the ESC for at least one term (2 years). No employee may serve on the ESC for more than three terms in all. ESC terms will be arranged so that fifty percent of the members are up for election each year.

We are requesting nominations to replace five outgoing members of the Exempt Staff Council.

To nominate yourself or a co-worker, please go to: http://stthomasirt.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9zvkZm95bRr2HCB  

Nominations will close on March 11. Nominees will be contacted by members of the current Council to confirm their approval to be placed on the ballot.

The election will begin on March 23, with voting closing on April 2. Exempt staff will receive an email on March 23 outlining the voting process. Newly elected council members will be notified by an Exempt Staff Council Officer and an announcement of the election results will be published in the Newsroom the week of April 13 and on the Council website.

Please consider serving on the Exempt Staff Council where you can contribute your energy and ideas on behalf of your peers. For more information or if you have questions, please send an email to the Council mailbox or contact a Council member.

HR Website and Resources

One of the main themes of the staff survey conducted last fall was the desire for more information about HR policies and resources. The HR website has been recently redesigned and there is a wealth of information to be found on the site. The council recommends looking there first as a resource for your HR-related questions.

On the site, you’ll find a toolkit for current employees including a link to vacation reporting, the employee handbook that has HR’s information regarding policies and addresses questions about absences from work, and a wealth of information about benefitshealth and wellnesstraining and development opportunities, and a library of HR forms.

Our Mission

The Exempt Staff Council serves as a forum for communication and collaboration and as an advisory body that will consider and make recommendations regarding, or otherwise seek to address, matters of common interest to its constituency, with the goal of advancing the mission of the University of St. Thomas.

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