The mission of the Classified Council is to serve as the voice of classified staff, representing and advocating their concerns throughout the university community. The council is a resource for inquiries and requests from employees and strives to engage and educate classified employees and make them an integral part of the University community.
AN INTRODUCTION TO CLASSIFIED COUNCIL
1) 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.
2) 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.
3) Classified Council Meetings
Council meetings are held monthly on the first Thursday of each month during February through May and September through December from 8.30 am to 10.00 am in ADM 204. All meetings are open to the public, and classified employees are encouraged to attend.
4) Bringing an Issue to the Council
If you would like to suggest or present on an issue at a Council meeting, contact email@example.com. There is also time for brief public comments at every Council meeting.
5) Topics Addressed
UAA Staff Compensation and Benefit Updates
6) Community Outreach
The Council coordinates community outreach events each year. In 2006-2007, for example, the Council organized food and clothing drives for local shelters.
7) Social Events
The Council hosts an annual Chili Feed and Contest for all classified employees every fall. They also hold other events such as ice cream socials.
8) Classified Council Elections
Two year term elections are held in April. When nominations are opened they can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Employees are encouraged to self-nominate.
9) Websites with more information.
Governance Website http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/governance/