Membership in the ECU Staff Senate is open to full-time SHRA, CSS, and non-teaching EHRA employees with permanent status. The SHRA, CSS, and non-teaching EHRA employees within each division elect senators for their respective divisions to two-year terms. Each division elects one senator for every 100 SHRA, CSS, and non-teaching EHRA employees within the division. The number of senators per division is based on figures rounded to the nearest 100 employees.
The Staff Senate membership voted to stagger the terms of elected senators during the first year of the senate to ensure the continuity of membership, historic knowledge, and experience relative to Staff Senate issues and procedures. As a result, and as members complete full terms, senators and alternates are needed from the following university divisions:
The Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources is an ex-officio member of the Staff Senate. The Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources attends the monthly Executive Committee meetings and the monthly Staff Senate meetings.
What are the qualification for Senators?
What are the duties of Senators?
How long is the term of office for a Senator?
The terms of office for senators begin with the May meeting of the Staff Senate. Terms are two years, and a member can be elected for a maximum of two consecutive terms. However, if a member serves out an unexpired term vacated by another senator, the individual may serve up to twelve months in that capacity and be elected to two additional terms (a combined maximum of five years). If a member serves out an unexpired term of twelve or more months, the individual may be elected to only one additional term (a combined maximum of four years).
What is the election process?
Submit a Staff Senate Nomination