Please vote for your TWU Staff Council Representatives by Wednesday, July 19, 2017!
It is time to elect your colleagues to fill vacant seats in the TWU Staff Council! The Staff Council representatives you elect will help shape and guide the future of your everyday work-life by collaborating with University leadership on the vision for the University and the development of new initiatives and programs. Your vote is important!
We will be conducting Elections in the following EEOCs:
7 – Other Professionals
8 – Technical/Paraprofessional
Houston – At Large
*Nominees from the other EEOCs will automatically fill the vacant seats as they run unchallenged.
Only eligible staff in EEOCs 7, 8, and Houston will receive an automated email from BallotBin.com to cast their vote*. Please click on the link in the email you receive when you are ready to vote. You can only access this link one time to complete the anonymous online ballot for your corresponding EEOC group. This is a ranked vote, so please place the nominees in the order of your representation preference by clicking the up and down arrows next to each candidate. Be careful not to click the “X” next to an individual, unless you wish to completely remove a candidate from consideration. Don’t forget to hit the “Click here to submit this ballot” button at the end of the candidate list to submit your vote. Your newly elected representatives will be announced the end of July!
If you have any questions about this election process, please contact Scott Martin at email@example.com.
(Updated 6/15/17 based on changes in representative EEOC and reporting criteria)
|EEOC||Employees Represented||Council Seats||Filled||Open|
|5 – Directors and above||31||1||1||0|
|7 – Other Professionals||311||11||10||1|
|8 – Technical/Paraprofessional||61||2||0||2|
|9 – Clerical/Secretarial||185||6||0||6|
|10 – Skilled Crafts||39||2||1||1|
|11 – Service/Maintenance||97||3||0||3|
Important 2017 Elections Dates
|Nominations Due||Monday, June 5|
|Deadline to Accept Nomination||Thursday, June 15|
|Deadline for Candidates to Submit
|Friday, June 23|
|Voting||Thursday, July 6 – Wednesday, July 19
Staff Council Duties and Responsibilities
The three main responsibilities Staff Council representatives are:
- Communication with Constituents: The Staff Council representative’s role is to act as a voice for their constituents’ concerns and needs, provide information about opportunities for personal and professional development, promote ways to become more involved in TWU initiatives, and facilitate communication and discussion of university policies which affect staff members.
- Service on a Committee: The work of Staff Council is accomplished through committees. Elected members are required to serve on one standing committee, but are free to serve on additional committees. The standing committees include Professional Development, Service, Communications, Recognition and Rewards, and Membership.
- Attendance at Meetings: Staff Council meets on the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. By attending these meetings, staff representatives remain informed about issues affecting their constituents and act as their EEOC’s representative voice.