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Council Committees


Awards and Recognition

The functions of this committee include, but are not limited to:

  1. Developing and implementing policies and procedures related to the presentation of annual awards and recognition of staff members of Oklahoma State University including the Distinguished Service Award.
  2. Administering the nomination and selection process for such awards.
  3. Conducting the awards presentations. 
  4. Responsibility for other awards and recognition of staff as such arises.
  5. Developing, implementing, and administering policies and procedures related to the Staff Advisory Council Scholarship Program.

Sherri Buntin, Chair
Alvina Shearer
Amber Coker
Jenna Rutherford

LeAnne Hutchins
Brandi Parker-Nunley

 

Communications

The functions of this committee include, but are not limited to:

  1. Keeping the University community informed of all activities of the Council through whatever channels of communication are deemed necessary. 
  2. Maintaining the Council web page.
  3. Posting pertinent information to social media sites.

Gary Lawson, Chair
Lacey Quadrelli
Jesse Wood

 

Events 

The functions of this committee include, but are not limited to:

  1. Making all necessary arrangements for the annual Harvest II food drive.
  2. Planning and implementing the annual Staff Celebration Day, including but not limited to location, vendor set up, and entertainment. 
  3. Recruiting vendors and obtaining donations for Staff Celebration Day.

Michelle Chitwood, Chair
Kimberly Anderson
Mary Mach
Tara Alexander
Aaron Moore

 

Rules, Policies and Procedures

The functions of this committee include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  1. The Chair shall function in the role of the Parliamentarian during regular Council
    meetings to insure that Robert’s Rules of Order are followed, and that all actions taken
    by the council are in compliance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Council.
  2. Maintaining an updated list of seats and the members occupying those seats.
  3. Reviewing the Bylaws with Council members at the July Council meeting.
  4. Preparing amendments and revisions to the Council Constitution and Bylaws.
  5. Preparing regulations for elections and the conducting and supervising of such elections.
  6. Recommending the creation or abolishment of standing and special committees.
  7. Recommending procedures for staff participation in the government of the University.
  8. Reviewing current personnel policies.
  9. Making recommendations for policy changes that affect staff employees.

Chris Pivinski, Chair
Kimberly Meints
Chico Harring

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The functions of this committee may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Review existing policies and processes related to the recruitment, retention, and inclusion of diverse staff, particularly from underrepresented groups on campus, and if needed, develop new guidelines, processes, or policy recommendations to enhance and promote diversity and inclusiveness on campus. 
  2. Work collaboratively with the Division of Institutional Diversity, Human Resources, and members of the staff council to assess the inclusion of diversity-related issues on campus.
  3. Coordinate with HR to identify or provide education, training, and support resources to university staff members.
  4. Develop staff diversity awareness opportunities during SAC events such as the Distinguished Service Awards ceremony and Staff Appreciation Day.
  5. Collaborate with the Awards and Recognition Committee to develop staff recognition for diversity efforts.

Cara Eubanks, Chair
Tom Joyce
Charmaine Motte

Brianna Buck

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