May 7, 2012
By Alexis Malure
Classified Senate, an elected body of 25 permanent full-time and permanent part-time classified employees of Ohio University, is looking to fill positions that are set to expire at the end of June.
"We are looking for people that enjoy being involved," stated Jeff Fulk, chair–elect of Classified Senate. "We have our monthly meetings as well as three subcommittees that work on different projects throughout the year, and [staff are involved in] things such as professional development, benefits and policy and procedure, coverlet and scholarship and employee of the month."
Classified Senate was created to provide a formal mechanism for ongoing discussion, information exchange, and consultation on matters concerning classified employees at Ohio University, and qualified candidates seeking to serve this advisory board are encouraged to apply.
"[Staff] duties include but are not limited to attending monthly meetings, contacting other classified staff with information, serving on committees and or subcommittees, presenting information from constituents to Senate, and being a voice for classified employees on Athens campus and branch campuses," added Fulk. "It sounds like a lot of work, and it is - but it is also a lot of fun too."
As stated by the Classified Senate's official bylaws, the advisory board's mission includes providing University officials with an effective method for soliciting and disseminating information about plans, policies, and concerns affecting classified employees as well as serving as an advisory board for the discussion of policies, procedures, benefits, and services affecting classified employees.
The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 16. For questions, contact Jeff Fulk via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (740-593-2143). Applications will be reviewed and voted on at the May 17 Classified Senate meeting, which takes place at 10 a.m. in Baker University Center 242.