Classified staff nominations due March 24; elections to begin April 6

The Classified Staff Council is holding an election to choose Council members for the 2015-2017 term.

Staff Council is composed of 25 members, with five members chosen from each of the five EEO groups. HB 2224 mandates that the selection will take place every two years by direct election of all classified staff employees.

Classified staff will also choose the Staff Council Chair, representative to the Advisory Council for Classified Employees (ACCE) and the representative to the Institutional Board of Governors for the 2015-2017 term.

All employees are permitted to nominate five eligible staff members from their respective EEO groups including themselves, one eligible staff member for the position of Council Chair including themselves, one eligible staff member for the position of ACCE Representative including themselves, and one eligible staff member for the position of IBOG Representative including themselves. The same person may be nominated for multiple positions. Please consult the Classified Employees By-Laws, Bylaw VI, Section 4 for questions on eligibility: <

Nomination forms will be distributed by mail on Wednesday, March 11. Nomination forms are due in the Staff Council Office no later than 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24. Nominations will not be accepted after that date.

Electronic voting will be available from 6 a.m. Thursday, April 9, through midnight, Monday, April 13. All voting will be electronic. There will be no paper ballot voting. Detailed instructions on electronic voting can be found on the Staff Council website:

For questions regarding the election, contact Joe Wortham, Election Committee Chair at or ext. 6-5402; or Katie Counts at the Staff Council Office at or ext. 6-2222.