Election 2013: Call for Nominations

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

UWSA Board of Directors

The following positions take office at the UWSA Annual General Meeting on October 30, 2013

President-elect
One position at a three-year term:
President-elect from October 2013 - October 2014
President, October 2014 - October 2015
Past President, October 2015 - 2016

Director (4 positions)
Two positions at three-year terms: October 2013 - October 2016
Two positions at two-year terms: October 2013 - October 2015

Please consider serving the University of Waterloo community by becoming a candidate for one of these Board positions or nominating a staff member. To become a candidate, complete and submit the Nomination Form 2013 (PDF) before 12:01 p.m. on October 1, 2013.

Brown Bag Information Sessions will be held:
Thursday, September 19 at 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. in MC 5158, and
Tuesday, September 24 at 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. in DC 1302

Make a difference!  Staff play a vital role in the Waterloo community, and you can help to define and shape that role by serving on the UWSA’s Board of Directors. Waterloo is one of Canada’s leading universities, and aspires to be an employer of choice.  With your enthusiasm and commitment, the UWSA can advocate on behalf of staff, address issues and concerns, and improve our workplace.

We need a strong Staff Association that advocates for staff on topics like salaries and benefits and helps to shape University policies and procedures that govern staff working environments.  As a UWSA Director, you represent not only UWSA members, but all University Support Staff.  You will have the opportunity to play an important and vital role on UWSA standing committees as well as University-wide committees:

  • Provost's Advisory Committee on Staff Compensation (PACSC)
    PACSC meets monthly to determine the appropriate salary recommendations for the coming year(s) and other matters concerning compensation for University Support Staff.
  • Staff Relations Committee (SRC)
    SRC meets monthly to discuss any matters of concern with respect to staff—University relations or staff working conditions.  The SRC’s mandate includes revising policies affecting staff. 

Release time from your regular staffing duties: staff who serve as UWSA board members are granted the time spent in participating on University-level committee meetings such as PACSC and SRC.  Additionally, the University of Waterloo grants the president-elect and past president three days per month, the secretary and treasurer two days per month, and directors one day per month release time. Beginning in November 2013, the UWSA president will be a full time release position.

Want more information about the UWSA?  Please attend an informal hour information session noted above or contact a UWSA Board member.

Want more information on the election process? Please contact the Chief Returning Officer, Jeremy Steffler.

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