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This page contains information about current and past Association elections and votes.

Staff Association 2021 Election Polls are open!

 

 

Autumn 2021 Elections

The following positions are currently vacant for 2021 and the election polls are now open: Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, At-large Classified Staff Representative, At-large Librarian Staff Representative, and At-large Professional Staff Representative. Please consider nominating a colleague or yourself!
 

Vice-Chair Secretary Treasurer 

Classifed rep. librarian rep. professional rep. 

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Standing Committee Chairs

The following chairs are also open for 2021. Candidates for these positions are voted in by the elected officers. If you or someone you know is interested in one or more of these positions, please email uwtstaff@uw.edu or include it in the nomination form for the 2020 elections.

  • Mentoring Committee Chair (One Year Term)
    • Lead the Mentoring Committee. The mission of the Mentoring Committee is to facilitate, through mentoring, the transition of new staff members into the UW Tacoma community.
  • Recognition Committee Chair (One Year Term)
    • Lead the Recognition Committee. The mission of the Recognition Committee is to administer all award and recognition processes for the UWTSA, including the campus Distinguished Service Award.
  • Events Committee Chair (One Year Term)
    • Lead the Events Committee. The mission of the Events Committee is to plan and host social and professional development events for the membership, as a means to encourage staff unity and promote continued education.
  • Professional Development Chair (One Year Term)
    • Lead the Professional Development Committee. The mission of the Professional Development Committee is to organize professional development opportunities for all staff including but not limited to:
      • Workshops
      • Seminars/Webinars
      • Conferences
      • Scholarship opportunities through sources such as university sponsored funds

 


Vice-Chair (Two Year Term: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2023)

The Vice-Chair serves as a member of the Executive Board and assists in leading the Association. The duties and responsibilities of the Vice-Chair include:
  1. Assuming the responsibilities of the Chair in the Chair’s absence
  2. Overseeing and coordinating all election processes (including elected Officers, Committee Chairs and Assembly Representatives)
  3. Overseeing and supporting all UWTSA committees
At the end of the first year, the Vice-Chair assumes the role of Chair for the remainder of the two-year term. These responsibilities include:
  1. Directing all affairs of the UWTSA
  2. Serving as a member of the Chancellor's Cabinet to represent staff
  3. Serving as a member of the Chancellor's Budget Advisory Committee to represent staff
  4. Chair the Executive Board and Staff Assembly
  5. Act as spokesperson for the Association
The expected commitment of the Vice-Chair position is 2 hours per week.

Secretary (Two Year Term: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2023)

The Secretary serves as a member of the Executive Board. The duties and responsibilities of the Secretary include:
  1. Recording the proceedings of the UWTSA meetings
  2. Distribute the minutes of the meetings
  3. Maintain the records of the UWTSA which will include a record of all UWTSA committees and the members therein
The expected commitment of the Secretary position is 2 hours per week.

Treasurer (Two Year Term: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2023)

The Treasurer serves as a member of the Executive Board. The duties and responsibilities of the Treasurer include:
  1. Manage the UWTSA budget, including collecting and disbursing all UWTSA funds
  2. Report on UWTSA financial statuses at least once a quarter
The expected commitment of the Treasurer position is 2 hours per week.

At-large  Classified Staff Representative (One Year Term: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2022)

The At-large Classified Staff Rep. serves as a member of the Executive Board. The duties and responsibilities of the At-large Classified Staff Rep. include:
  1. Support the activities of the UWTSA and its committees
  2. Serve in an advisory capacity to UW Tacoma Leadership
  3. Approve staff representatives for campus-wide committees
  4. Vote and provide feedback on items of interest for the UWTSA
The expected commitment of the At-large Classified Staff Rep. position is 2 hours per week.

At-large  Librarian Staff Representative (One Year Term: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2022)

The At-large Librarian Staff Rep. serves as a member of the Executive Board. The duties and responsibilities of the At-large Librarian Staff Rep. include:
  1. Support the activities of the UWTSA and its committees
  2. Serve in an advisory capacity to UW Tacoma Leadership
  3. Approve staff representatives for campus-wide committees
  4. Vote and provide feedback on items of interest for the UWTSA
The expected commitment of the At-large Librarian Staff Rep. position is 2 hours per week.

At-large  Professional Staff Representative (One Year Term: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2022)

The At-large Professional Staff Rep. serves as a member of the Executive Board. The duties and responsibilities of the At-large Professional Staff Rep. include:
  1. Support the activities of the UWTSA and its committees
  2. Serve in an advisory capacity to UW Tacoma Leadership
  3. Approve staff representatives for campus-wide committees
  4. Vote and provide feedback on items of interest for the UWTSA
The expected commitment of the At-large Professional Staff Rep. position is 2 hours per week.

Nominations

*Nominations are now closed*

All staff members are encouraged to consider nominating themselves or a colleague! To nominate someone, please complete our online nomination form. Please note that all nominations must be supported/seconded by another individual. The nomination form will ask for the name of a second staff member who supports your nomination. Additionally, all nominations must be accepted by the nominee and the nominee may be asked to provide a short statement regarding their candidacy (to be included in the election ballot).

Nominations will be accepted through 11:59pm PST on Friday, December 4, 2020. An online election ballot will shortly follow.

Past Elections & Voting

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10/2020 By-Laws Voting

This was a vote on a proposal to change the UWTSA By-Laws. The primary changes included the transformation of the Staff Assembly to three At-large voting positions that represent Classified, Professional, and Librarian staff. Additionally, Professional Development Chair and Committee was officially added to the by-laws. The total staff participation was 97 votes (27% of staff), of which 95 voted in-favor and 2 voted against.

 

8/2016 By-Laws Voting

This was a vote on a proposal to change the UWTSA By-Laws. The primary changes included the creation of the Staff Assembly, adjustments to Officer titles and responsibilities, and minor edits to timelines for voting and elections. The total staff participation was 132 votes (40% of staff), of which 124 voted in-favor and 8 voted against.