AN INTRODUCTION TO CLASSIFIED COUNCIL
Classified Council Membership and Officers
The Council is composed of 24 voting members representing all campuses that comprise the University of Alaska Anchorage. Members of the Council are elected in April. The Council elects officers from Council membership each May. For information on elections of council members, see below.
Classified Council Function
The Council represents all classified (hourly) employees of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The Council serves as an advisory body to the Chancellor in matters concerning classified employees. This includes, but is not limited to, representative participation towards the solution of problems, formulation and/ or revision of policies affecting these employees, their salaries and benefits, working conditions, general services, and services performed. The Council acts as a resource, support, and advocate for classified employees.
Members of the Council are also selected to represent staff on campus committees, such as the Planning and Budget Advisory Council, the Campus Safety Committee, and the Diversity Action Council.
Classified Council Meetings
Council meetings are held the first Thursday of every month (except January) during the academic year from 8.30 am to 10.00 am in ADM 204 (location is subject to change). All meetings are open to the public, and classified employees are encouraged to attend.
Bringing an Issue to the Council
If you would like to suggest or present on an issue at a Council meeting, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Time is also allotted at all Council meetings for brief public comments.
- UAA Staff Compensation and Benefit Updates
- Advocacy/ Legislative Updates
- Performance Based Budgeting Process
- UAA Administrator Searches
- Opportunities for involvement
- Other topics that affect classified employees
The Council coordinates community outreach events each year. In 2006-2007, for example, the Council organized food and clothing drives for local shelters. In Fall 2013 they are hosting a Foundations for Success fundraiser for the Covenant House.
The Classified Council has a joint subcommittee dedicated to social events. The Social Subcommittee hosts an annual Chili Feed and Contest for all classified employees every fall. They also hold other events such as high tea and ice cream socials.
Classified Council Elections
Elections are held each April. When nominations are opened they can be sent to email@example.com. Employees are encouraged to self-nominate. Elected members will hold a two-year term.
Websites with more information.
Governance Website http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/governance/
Constitution and Bylaws http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/governance/classified/constitution.cfm
Be Informed... Be Aware... Be Involved...
All Classified employees are welcome and encouraged to attend council meetings!
Form more information contact:
UAA Governance Office at 786-1945