Election 2017: Call for Nominations

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

UWSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The following positions take office at the

University of Waterloo Staff Association (UWSA)

Annual General Meeting on October 26, 2017

President-elect

One Position at a three-year term:

President-Elect, November 2017 – October 2018

President, November 2018 – October 2019 (full-time release from UW role plus a stipend)

Past President, November 2019 – October 2020

Directors
Two positions at three-year terms each: November 2017 - October 2020

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 (PDF) , before 4:30 pm on September 27, 2017.

Make a difference!  Staff plays 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 plus a stipend: staff who serve as UWSA board members are granted the time spent in participating on University-level committee meetings such as PACSC and SRC.  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. The UWSA president position is now a full time (100% release time) position, and is eligible to receive an annual stipend of approximately $10,000.00 paid by UWSA. (The amount of the stipend shall be equal to 10% of a 35 hr. USG13 Job Value as per the UW Salary Scale.)

UWSA Election Candidate Guidelines. This document contains guidelines for the election of UWSA Directors and Presidents and are intended to supplement, but not take precedence over, the election guidelines contained within our Constitution and the UWSA nomination forms.

Want more information about the UWSA?  Please contact a UWSA Board Member.

Meet the Candidates. As a nominated candidate for a board position, you will have an opportunity to speak directly to the Area Reps. Please attend the Area Rep Meeting on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 12 Noon until 1:00 p.m. in NH 3407 and be prepared to speak for 5 to 10 minutes about yourself and why you are the best candidate for this role.

Want more information on the election process? Please contact the Chief Returning Officer, Joe Allen.

AGM and Financial Statements. Further details will be coming in October regarding the 2017 Annual General Meeting. The UWSA financial reports for 2017 are now available at this link.

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