Employee Council nominations accepted through Oct. 30
The NMSU Employee Council, formerly known as the Advisory Council on Administrative Policy (ACAP), is seeking nominations for voting representatives and alternates to replace members with expiring terms. Membership consists of employees from throughout the NMSU system, including outside the Las Cruces area.
Nominations will be accepted through 11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. To submit a nomination, visit the Employee Council Web site at http://www.nmsu.edu/empcouncil/elections-information.html.
The council has openings for the upcoming term for three faculty employees, three exempt employees and one employee from outside the Las Cruces area (faculty or staff). Elected council members will serve three-year terms beginning in February. To view the current Employee Council membership list visit http://www.nmsu.edu/empcouncil/membership.html.
Any full-time employee can nominate a representative, including self-nomination. Representatives must be full-time employees, and academic department heads qualify as faculty. Nominees for non-exempt slots may not be represented by a collective bargaining unit.
"The council will be conducting an online elections process soon," said Kelly Brooks, who chairs the council. "We did online elections last year and it was very successful. In addition to saving paper, postage and time, it allowed all employees a quick and easy means to provide input."
Voting on nominees to serve will take place from Nov. 9 - Dec. 4. Employees will be notified via e-mail when voting begins.
The Employee Council investigates matters related to the policies and procedures of the university and uses results of these investigations to make recommendations to the president of the university. The council also provides communications between the staff and the administration of the university, as well as among the staff itself.
In August ACAP changed names to the NMSU Employee Council in order to enhance understanding of the role and function of the Employee Council, as well as to improve efforts to attract employee involvement and input. The council is one of several tools available for employees to provide input regarding administrative policies and procedures.
For more information visit www.nmsu.edu/empcouncil. If you have recommendations or suggestions for employee council, e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by Mark Cramer.