Constitution and Bylaws of the Virginia Tech Staff Senate

Policy Memorandum No. 128

Recommended by the Staff Senate of Virginia Tech
Approved by University Council: May 4, 1992
Approved by the President: May 4, 1992
Effective: July 1, 1992

The University Council, on recommendation of the Staff Senate of Virginia Tech, unanimously approved that organization's CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS, dated April 20, 1992. The full CONSTITUTION, the result of a three-year effort by the Classified Staff Affairs Committee, is available on INFO GOVERN.

Following is the text of the resolution as adopted by Council.

WHEREAS, in the Fall of 1989, the Classified Staff Affairs Committee (CSAC) was appointed by the Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to open communication lines for classified staff with all facets of the University; to focus on the concerns of classified employees regarding state personnel policies and benefits; and to continue efforts with the Joint Task Force for University Council, Commissions and Committees to promote and seek staff representation within the University's governance bodies; and

WHEREAS, CSAC was charged with assisting college and administrative units in the development of associations so that classified staff could begin electing or nominating representatives to Councils, Commissions, or Committees; and to Staff Senate, which would serve as the representative body for all classified employees; and

WHEREAS, in the Fall of 1990, CSAC began drafting the Constitution and Bylaws of Staff Senate for review by the first body of elected Staff Senators; and

WHEREAS, in the Fall of 1991, the first Virginia Tech Staff Senate met and immediately began reviewing its proposed Constitution and Bylaws; and

WHEREAS, at the March 1992 meeting of Staff Senate, the Staff Senate Constitution and Bylaws were ratified by simple majority vote of the classified staff;

THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED that the Constitution and Bylaws of the Staff Senate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University be approved and become effective July 1, 1992.

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President's Policy Memorandum

URL: http://purl.vt.edu/vtdocs/policies/ppm128