Committees


Steering Committee
Staff Council Committee

This Committee serves as an advisor to the Chair, Chair-elect and various committees.  Information is reported to this committee and recommendations are made on behalf of Auburn University's Staff.   The Steering Committee will work with the Chair to bring vital information to the Staff Council.  The Steering Committee will appoint a Nominating Committee from Staff Council at large. (These are elected positions.)

Committee Contact: Althea Tate
Contact's Phone Number: 334-844-5720
Current Members: Althea Tate, Arthur Taylor, Charleen Freeman-Thomas, Lauren Einhorn, Tanya Stringer, Kathy Dowdell, Dorothy Dunn, Sharron Barney, Tammy Williams and Sue Olson
https://cws.auburn.edu/staffcouncil/Officers.aspx

Communications and Publicity Subcommittee
Staff Council Committee

This Committee arranges announcements of open Council meetings through AU Report and appropriate publications.  This Committee notifies all members of meetings and prepares an overview of minutes of meetings for publication.  This committee maintains the website.  (These are volunteer positions.)

Committee Contact: Sue Olson
Contact's Phone Number: 334-844-7948
Current Members: Micheal Freeman, Sue Olson

Grievance Committee
Staff Council Committee

This Committee will review staff grievances according to the procedure outlined in the Auburn University Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual.  This Committee is made up of fifteen (15) staff members appointed at large. (These are appointed positions.)

Committee Contact: Charleen Thomas
Contact's Phone Number: 334-844-7771
Current Members: Barbara Menifield, Brenda Ray, Denise Cooper, James Lyons, Jennifer Holt, Kathy Dowdell, Kythia Stofer, Leigh Ballard, Leslie Hamby, Lona Childers, Lyn (Katharyn) Long, Mary Sinnott, Nancy Ray-monroe, Paula Norrell, Ramona Shierling-Nelson , Sue Olson, Susan Anderson, Susan Davis, Suzan Syler.

Membership Committee
Staff Council Committee

This Committee will discuss membership of the Staff Council.  It maintains a current list of members and their terms.  It conducts elections to replace outgoing members.  This Committee maintains a list of units for which members serve and periodically reviews representatives interest and participation to determine continuation of membership.  This Committee updates member questionnaires annually and periodically recommends to Steering Committee changes or adjustments as necessary.  This Committee will also keep a current listing of Past Chairs to be used by the Rules Committee.  (These are volunteer positions.)  The Chair of this Committee is the Chair Elect.

Committee Contact: Charleen Thomas
Contact's Phone Number: 334-844-7771
Current Members: Charleen Thomas, Michael Freeman, Sue Olson

Rules Committee
Staff Council Committee

This Committee is made up of past Council Chairs currently employed at Auburn University.  The immediate past Chair of the Council will serve as the Chair of the Rules Committee.  This Committee will interpret bylaws as required by the Steering Committee or Council members at large and make recommendations to the Steering Committee regarding any changes.

 List of Past Staff Council Chairs:

Last

First

Term

Area

Freeman Michael 2014-2015 Risk Management and Safety

Holt

Jennifer

2013-2014

Surplus Properties

Ellis

Joe

2012-2013

Facilities Division

Janigan

Nakeisha

2011-2012

Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Hunter

Joel

2010-2011

Facilities Division

Woodrow

Judy

2009-2010

College of Vet. Medicine

Pechman,

Wendy

 

Center for Governmental Affairs

Riggins-Moore

Valerie

 

Space Research Institute

Swaim

Jenny

 

Administration, Facilities

Varner

John

 

RBD Library

Walker

Vic

 

Vet School

Bryant

Minnie

 

Graduate School

 

 

 

 

       
Committee Contact: Arthur Taylor
Contact's Phone Number: 334-703-0053
Current Members: Arthur Taylor, Michael Freeman, Jennifer Holt, Joel Hunter, Joseph Ellis, Nakeisha Janigan, Judy Woodrow, Valarie Riggins-Moore, John Varner

Inter-Collegiate Athletics Committee
Staff Council Committee

The committee shall 1) recommend to the President the policies for the operation of the intercollegiate athletics program at Auburn, 2) monitor for the President all aspects of the program for compliance with University policies and with NCAA and SEC legislation, and 3) assist the President and the Director of Athletics on any aspect of the intercollegiate athletics program for which advice or assistance is requested.  (This position is held by Chair of Staff Council.)

Committee Contact: Althea Tate
Contact's Phone Number: 334-740-4398
Current Members: Althea Tate
http://www.auburn.edu/administration/president/univcomm/intercollegiateathletics.html

Drug Free Workplace
Staff Council Committee

This Committee promotes a safe and efficient educational and work environment.  (This position is by volunteer selection.)

Committee Contact: April Hurley
Contact's Phone Number: 334-844-2513
Current Members: April Hurley
http://www.auburn.edu/administration/president/univcomm/advisorycomm.html

Institutional Biosafety Committee
Staff Council Committee

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is charged to formulate policy and procedures related to the use of biohazardous agents, including: human, animal, and plant pathogens, other infectious agents, toxins, and rDNA.  As mandated by the National Institutes of Health, experiments involving human gene therapy, formation of transgenic animals or plants, and the generation and/or use of rDNA must be reviewed and approved by the IBC. Auburn University also requires IBC review and approval for use of Risk Group 2 or higher biohazardous agents.  (This positions must have a staff who is a Lab Technician.)

Committee Contact: I (Hsuan) Chen
Contact's Phone Number: 334-844-2675
Current Members: I (Hsuan) Chen
http://www.auburn.edu/administration/president/univcomm/institutionalbiosafety.html

Insurance and Benefits Committee
Staff Council Committee

The committee shall communicate information about insurance and other employee benefit programs to faculty and administration plus consider and recommend improvements in insurance coverage.  (These positions are held by Chair and Past Chair of Staff Council.)

Committee Contact: Arthur Taylor
Contact's Phone Number: 334-703-0053
Current Members: Arhtur Taylor, Michael Freeman
http://www.auburn.edu/administration/president/univcomm/insuranceandbenefits.html

Multicultural Diversity Commission
Staff Council Committee

The Commission on Multicultural Diversity will provide a permanent and very visible forum for deliberating and developing policies and initiatives on matters of diversity, tolerance, and inclusiveness.  (These positions are volunteer positions.)

Committee Contact: Paula Norrell
Contact's Phone Number: 334-844-1627
Current Members: Paula Norrell, Stephani Bickerstaff
http://www.auburn.edu/administration/president/univcomm/multicultural.html

Traffic and Parking
Staff Council Committee

The committee shall accept suggestions, comments, and complaints relative to the parking of vehicles and the movement of vehicular/ pedestrian traffic on campus. Its primary concerns shall be the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff, vendors, and visitors; and the orderly and efficient parking/movement of vehicles and persons. The committee shall be expected to make recommendations to the President of the University regarding parking lot zoning, zone enforcement procedures, cost and procedure for vehicle registration, parking and traffic movement during athletic events, pavement markings, signage, signalization, site lighting, handicapped parking/access, pedestrian malls, shuttle-bus systems, and regulations regarding bicycles/skateboards, etc.  (This position is by volunteer selection.)

Committee Contact: Carla Story
Contact's Phone Number: 334-844-5733
Current Members: Carla Story, Leigh Ballard
http://www.auburn.edu/administration/president/univcomm/trafficandparking.html

University Budget Advisory Committee
Staff Council Committee

The University Budget Advisory Committee shall develop recommendations for the President of Auburn University regarding the preparation of the annual budget for the University.  (This position is held by Chair of Staff Council.)

Committee Contact: Arthur Taylor
Contact's Phone Number: 334-703-0053
Current Members: Charleen Thomas, Althea Tate
http://www.auburn.edu/administration/president/univcomm/universitybudgetadvisory.html

Traffic Appeals Boards
Staff Council Committee

The Traffic Appeals Board consists of three boards: Tuesday Traffic Appeals Board, Wednesday Traffic Appeals Board, and Thursday Traffic Appeals Board. The boards shall arbitrate disputes arising from the Auburn Public Safety and Parking Services issuance of parking and traffic citations. The boards shall not arbitrate citations involving moving offenses (e.g., speeding, failure to display signals) which shall instead be referred to the City of Auburn court system. The boards shall fairly and consistently interpret and apply the Auburn University Traffic and Parking Regulations developed by the Traffic and Parking Committee. The boards shall not make regulations nor render engineering/policy decisions. The boards are judicial in character but are encouraged to provide input related to new regulations, or proposed changes of existing regulations, to the Traffic and Parking Committee as they feel appropriate. It is recommended that an appointee to this committee not serve on the Traffic and Parking Committee.

Committee Contact: Althea Tate
Contact's Phone Number: 334-844-5720
Current Members: Jennifer Holt, Donna Childers, Leigh Ballard
http://www.auburn.edu/administration/president/univcomm/trafficappeals.html

Budget Advisory
Staff Council Committee

The Staff Council Budget and Advisory Committee, established in 2013 by Chairperson Holt to provide internal review and recommendations on the Staff Council annual budget. The BAC will report to the Steering Committee.

Committee Contact: Sue Olson
Contact's Phone Number: 334-844-7771
Current Members: Sue Olson, Tammy Williams, Dorothy Dunn

Staff Council Wellness
Staff Council Committee

This committee will look at ways to improve or continue positive action on items related to the health and wellness of Auburn University Staff and their families utilizing various on and off campus resources.

Committee Contact: Michael Freeman
Contact's Phone Number: 334-740-1267
Current Members: Sharron Barney, Michael Freeman

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