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Staff Senate Election Information

Staff Senate Elections

 

Staff Senate is an opportunity for UK’s employees to contribute to the greater University good. Self-nominations for elections will be April 6-24. Elections will be held May 8-22.  Click on GUIDELINES and NOMINATIONS to run for a seat in the appropriae sector.

OPEN SEATS PER ELECTION SECTORS

PRESIDENT 4

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION 7

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT FOR HEALTH AFFAIRS 24

PROVOST 25

Nuts and bolts of Senate commitment

  • Must be .75 FTE or greater
  • Senators serve three-year terms
  • Time commitment is about 3-4 hours a month
  • Interested employees should visit Senate Web site for necessary paperwork after Jan. 31
  • Requires supervisor approval
  • New Senators begin service in July

 

Administrative responsibilities of Senators

  • Administers UK Appreciation Day. This annual event takes a year of planning and recruitment of about 200 University staff volunteers for the day of the event.
  • Administers the CRISIS financial assistance program that provides one time grants to employees experiencing unexpected financial hardships.
  • Coordinates Outstanding Staff  Awards ceremony
  • Organizes monthly Conversation with President

 

University service by senators

  • Staff Senators are asked to serve on a variety of decision making and reporting committees such as strategic planning, regulations, work life, new budget model, e.g.
  • Many senators contribute personal time to campus programming and improvement
  • Senators provide leadership within their work units

 

Benefits for colleges, departments, units for Senate service

  • Opportunity for employees to have involvement in University service
  • Creates sense of University ownership for employees
  • Vehicle for communication about university initiatives and decision making
  • Involvement in decisions that affect the entire University, such as raise allocations, review and revision of ARs and GRs, budgeting, etc.
  • Excellent professional development opportunity for individuals

 

Staff Senate accomplishments

  • Helped ensure across the board raises in addition to merit increases
  • Worked in conjunction with HR on shared leave pool creation
  • Passed resolution in support of more inclusive anti-discrimination policy