University Staff Senate


University Staff Senate Standing Committees

Bylaws Committee

Members: Kris Jones (chair), Helen Spasojevich, Linda Matzek, Chelsea Knutson

Duties: Annually reviews USS bylaws and proposes changes to USS as necessary.

Committee on Committees

Members: Kris Jones (chair), entire University Staff Senate

Duties: Makes recommendations for university staff membership on standing committees and faculty/administrative committees

Elections Committee

Membership: Kris Jones (chair), Jody Sather, Joel Afdahl, Jackie Bennett

Duties: Conduct university staff senate elections according to our bylaws

Employee Development Committee

Membership: Heather Wittkopf (chair), Kay Corey, Joan Mayen, Jody Sather, Debra Cote

Duties: To organize various activities for University Staff

Impartial Hearing Officer Pool

Membership: not disclosed

Duties: The IHO Pool is made up of University Staff called upon to review grievances.

Sally Margis Award

Membership: Kris Jones (chair), Lisa Lee, Deb Toftness

Duties: Solicit nominations and recommend award recipient

Web Page

Membership: Robert Rust, Heather Wittkopf, Jackie Bennett

Duties: maintain University Staff Senate website

Non-Senate Committees with University Staff representation

Advisory Committee on Veterans Affairs

Membership: Jesse Aerlyn-Crook (1 seat)

Co-Curricular Assessment Committee

Membership: Debra Martin (1 seat)

Competition Review Committee

Membership: 1 open seat

Affirmative Action Advisory Committee

Membership: Halie Bahneman (1 seat)

Disability Advisory Committee

Membership: Kris Jones (1 seat)

Safety Committee

Membership: Joel Afdahl (1 seat)

Academic Plan Committee

Membership: Jody Sather (1 seat)

Strategic Plan Steering Committee

Membership: Becky Pribnow (1 seat)

Strategic Review Work Group

Membership: Brenda Irvin (1 seat)

Representative to Academic Staff Council

Membership: Kris Jones

Representative to Faculty Senate

Membership: 1 senator

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University Staff Senate

Robert Rust
Chair, University Staff Senate