We, the members of the Unclassified Staff Advisory Council, do hereby on this day of July nineteenth, two thousand and five, establish the Constitution and Bylaws of the aforementioned Association in order to effectively, fairly, and humbly represent all Unclassified Staff employees of Nicholls State University, by actively participating in the shared governance of the University. The Association strives to unite University Staff through collaborative efforts with administration and faculty in order to enhance the working environment and services as we foster and support the mission and goals of Nicholls State University.
3.10.2 Article I – Name
The name of this organization shall be the Nicholls State University Unclassified Staff Association, hereafter referred to as “the Association.” The official name of the governing body of the Association shall be the Nicholls State University Unclassified Staff Advisory Council, hereafter referred to as “the Council.”
3.10.3 Article II – Purpose
As the governing body of the Association, the purpose of the Council is to actively represent all Unclassified Employees below the level of Assistant Vice President who are not recognized by the faculty governance document through the following objectives:
- advocate for Unclassified Staff in all matters relevant to their employment;
- provide opportunity for Unclassified Staff to express their views and opinions on any matter they deem of interest;
- make solicited or unsolicited recommendations to the University President and/or Vice President(s) and/or President’s Cabinet on matters affecting Unclassified Staff;
- request and receive information in the form of reports or otherwise from the administration;
- annually conduct Unclassified Staff Opinion Survey;
- review the Administrative Section of the Employee Handbook every odd-numbered year.
3.10.4 Article III – Status
The Council shall report directly to the University President in accordance with the shared governance philosophy of the University Administration.
3.10.5 Article IV – Amendments
Amendments to this constitution may be initiated by a majority vote of the Council or by a petition signed by at least twenty percent of the membership of the Association. All amendments shall be presented to the members of the Association in the form of a referendum, and shall be ratified by a two-thirds internet or mail ballot vote of the Association.
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