Twenty-six (26) members shall be elected to the Professional Employees Council representing the different constituencies in the manner provided for in these By-Laws and the Standard Operating Procedures.
2) Previous Chair
Should the previous Chair of the Council not hold one of the elected seats on the Council in the year following his/her term as Chair, that person shall be included, for the sake of continuity, as an extra member of the Council for a period of one year.
3) Eligibility and Change in Status
a. Any constituent allowed to hold elected office and not already
serving on the Council is eligible for membership on the Council.
4) Nominations and Elections
a. Any constituent may submit names in nomination for election
to the Council. Individuals may nominate for any seat up for election
and may nominate themselves for election.
5) Terms of Office, Length of Terms
a. All terms of office shall be two (2) years in length, with the
exception of a replacement term due to the vacancy of a seat.
6) Resignation, Removal, and Censure
a. The Council may govern its members as to appropriate conduct
and responsibility to the Council and its constituency, including
the removal and/or censure of a member.
1) Establishment of Offices
a. The council shall provide for the following officers to conduct
its business: Chair Vice Chair Secretary
2) Duties of Officers
a. The duties of the Chair shall be: · To act as the official representative
of the Council · To act as the presiding officer at all meetings
of the Council and general meetings of the constituency · To serve
as chair of the Executive Committee and preside at Executive Committee
meetings · To obligate the Council in matters approved by the appropriate
1) Standing Committees
Standing committees shall have defined scope and authority; shall hold regular meetings, and shall maintain a regular membership of no less than four (4). The Chair of each standing committee shall be appointed from the Council membership by the Council. These committees shall bring recommendations for action to the full Council. Standing Committees will be established by the PEC in accordance with the Constitution of the Professional Employee Council.
a) Executive Committee The Executive Committee shall be composed
of the current elected officers and the chairs of the other standing
committees. Ex-officio members may be designated in the Standard
Operating Procedures. The Chair of PEC shall serve as the chair
of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall function
as specified in the By-Laws and the Standard Operating Procedures.
2) Ad Hoc Committees
Ad hoc committees may be established by the Council at any time by designation of membership and charges. Ad hoc committees shall have a defined scope and authority and shall hold meetings as necessary to conduct business. The Chair of each ad hoc committee may be appointed bu the Council or elected from and by the membership of the committee. Ad hoc committees are intent-specific and may conduct investigations and make recommendations for action within their areas of influence to the full Council.
3) Appointment of Members of Standing Committees
a) Members of all standing committees shall be selected by the
Council from the constituency. The Chair of each standing committee
shall be appointed by the Council and must be one of the elected
members of the Council. Guests may be invited by a committee to
attend its meetings.
a) The Council shall establish a calendar of regular business meetings
at the first meeting of each semester. This calendar shall be made
available to all members.
2) Validity of Business
a) The Council shall serve as the representative voice of the
professional employees in governance matters and, as such, may conduct
business on their behalf.
3) Rules of Order and Standard Operating Procedures
a) The Council shall enact rules to govern its voting membership,
including procedures for appeals of action, reconsideration, etc.
1) Provision for Matters Not Expressly Covered a) Any item not expressly covered in the Constitution and By-Laws may be decided by the Council. b) The Council may enact no rule or decision in conflict with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Council.
2) Interpretation of Meaning A Parliamentarian shall provide a professional opinion on the meaning of the rules and regulations of the Council and shall render opinion on the orderly conduct of business, conflict of rules, etc.
3) Amendment These By-Laws may be amended in accordance with the procedures for amendment specified in the Constitution of the Professional Employees Council.
4) Enforcement The enforcement powers of these By-Laws are vested in the officers and membership of the Council.
5) Recognition of University Governance System The Council shall
support the concept of University-wide governance and shall agree
to work diligently to ensure the continued effectiveness of the
university governance system.