The Civil Service Consultative Committee represents the civil service staff, rather than the individual campuses, institutes, colleges, schools, or departments of the University. The Civil Service Consultative Committee serves as the consulting body to the president and as executive committee of the Civil Service Senate.

2021-22 Civil Service Consultative Committee Leadership

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Meeting Schedule

2021-22 Meeting Schedule

The Civil Service Consultative Committee meets Thursdays from 10 a.m. - noon, unless otherwise noted. University Senate Governance committees will continue meeting via Zoom during fall semester 2021. Meeting modality for spring semester 2022 will be revisited closer to the end of the 2021 calendar year.

DATE TIME LOCATION
Retreat - TBA TBA Online Via Zoom
September 9, 2021 10 a.m-noon Online Via Zoom
October 14, 2021 10 a.m-noon Online Via Zoom
November 18, 2021 10 a.m-noon Online Via Zoom
January 13, 2022 10 a.m-noon TBD
February 17, 2022 10 a.m-noon TBD
March 17, 2022 10 a.m-noon TBD
April 14, 2022 10 a.m-noon TBD
May 12, 2022 10 a.m-noon TBD

Committee members will be automatically added to a Google Calendar invite for these meetings at the beginning of the 2021-22 academic year. 

Committee Charge

CIVIL SERVICE CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE

The Civil Service Consultative Committee shall represent the civil service employees and not the individual campuses, institutes, colleges, schools, or departments of the University. 

The Civil Service Consultative Committee shall serve as the executive committee of the Civil Service Senate and consulting body to the president.

Membership

The Civil Service Consultative Committee shall consist of voting members:

  • a chair;
  • a chair-elect;
  • one member from Crookston;
  • one member from Duluth;
  • one member from Morris;
  • one member from Rochester;
  • two members from the Twin Cities – Academic Affairs;
  • two members from the Twin Cities – Health Sciences;
  • two members from the Twin Cities – Central and Administrative Services;
  • an immediate past chair.

The members from campus positions (numbers 3-9 above) shall be members of the Civil Service Senate at the time of election and elected by the Civil Service Senate. These members shall be nominated and elected subject to the following provisions:

(i) A call for nominations for the campus positions shall be made to the Civil Service Senate. The call shall include a nomination form. All current Civil Service Senate members are eligible to run for these positions.

(ii) Nominations shall remain open for at least one month.

In the case of a tie, the University Senate Office shall choose the successful candidate by lot.

In case of a vacancy, the Civil Service Senate shall hold a special election until the next general election.

Procedures for the election of the chair-elect are set out in Article IX, Section 5(a) of the Civil Service Senate bylaws.

Duties and Responsibilities

Consultative

a. To discuss with the president and other University officers issues or policies of the University of concern to civil service employees and, as appropriate, to make recommendations concerning such matters to the Civil Service Senate. 

b. To initiate whatever studies it deems necessary and appropriate or to request such studies from the president of senior academic officers or from committees of the Civil Service Senate.

c.  To consult with the president or senior academic officers on planning and on the annual budget and biennial request.

d. To advise the president procedures for making major administrative appointments and to participate in the search process.

e. To receive from any civil service employee notification of concerns that may require consultation with the president or senior leaders. 

Steering

a. To superintend and direct to all committees and subcommittees of the Civil Service Senate, which includes the authority to require that any committee or subcommittee of the Civil Service Senate report on any matter within its jurisdiction within 30 days. 

b. To receive recommendations of any civil service employee who wishes to present a proposal to the Civil Service Senate and to refer to act upon such recommendations as it deems appropriate.

c. To serve as a coordinating body between the president and the Civil Service Senate or a committee of the Civil Service Senate.

d. To be responsible for the preparation and distribution of the agenda for each meeting of the Civil Service Senate in accordance with the Civil Service Senate Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules. 

e. To recommend, with the approval of the Civil Service Senate, such rules of procedure as are not provided in the constitution or bylaws.

Executive

a. To execute duties assigned by the Civil Service Employment Rules.

b. To serve as the primary deliberative body of the Civil Service Senate on all major items it deems necessary and appropriate.

c. To act on behalf of the Civil Service Senate when a decision is required prior to the next scheduled meeting of the Civil Service Senate and when a decision is required when it would not be possible to convene a special meeting of the Civil Service Senate in a timely fashion; such actions will be reported to the Civil Service Senate at its next meeting and the Civil Service Senate may then overrule the Civil Service Consultative Committee.

d. To examine any action taken by the Board of Regents, the central administration, or by another individual or body having any relationship with the University. 

e. To appoint or assist in appointing, when requested, civil service members of senate and non-senate committees.

f. To appoint special committees or subcommittees or to employ other devices which it deems necessary and appropriate. 

g. To report regularly on any matters which, in its judgment, should be brought to the attention of the University at large or specifically to the attention and consideration of the Civil Service Senate.

h. To make editorial changes in Civil Service Senate policies and documents (including the constitution, bylaws, and rules) to reflect changes in titles of administrative offices or officers; the changes will be reported to the Civil Service Senate for information.

Advocacy

a. To monitor and review University policy and administration thereof with the goal of achieving equity across employee groups and among individual employees.

b. To actively and regularly raise issues significant to civil service employees with University administration and governance.

c. To educate and engage civil service employees in issues and policy affecting the employee group.

Past Chairs of the CSCC

2020 - 2021   Terry Beseman

2019 - 2020   Jean Otto

2018 - 2019   Rebecca Nelson

2017 - 2018   Raymond Muno

2015 - 2017   Duane Orlovski

2014 - 2015   Bill O'Neill

2013 - 2014   Thomas Sondreal

2012 - 2013   Amy L. Olson

2011 - 2012   Don Cavalier