What is the purpose of the Classified Staff Advisory Council (CSAC)?
The purpose of creating a Classified Staff Advisory Council is to provide an opportunity for classified employees to contribute to the furtherance of the UW-Whitewater mission and the overall mission of the University of Wisconsin System. This would be achieved through active participation in decision-making for University Staff (the new classification for classified staff upon the initiation of the new personnel system) including: making recommendations, considering proposals, and raising concerns to institutional leadership.
Does the CSAC take the place of what was formerly the union?
No. The activity of the CSAC will not involve collective bargaining or result in a labor agreement or contract. The goal of the CSAC is to provide a governance body representing classified employees on the same level as the Faculty Senate and Academic Staff Advisory Council, serving in an advisory role to the Chancellor and University administration.
Who is eligible to serve on the CSAC?
The CSAC will consist of twelve members. Ten will be elected from the three main divisions on campus - Administrative Affairs, Student Affairs, and Academic Affairs. There will also be one liaison to the Chancellor's Office (appointed by the Chancellor) and one liaison to Human Resources & Diversity (appointed by the HR&D Director). Representatives must be permanent employees, due to the term commitment required.
Are only permanent employees represented by the CSAC?
No. This council will represent all classified staff (full-time, part-time, LTE, and project appointment).
How long does each individual serve on the CSAC?
All appointed or elected members will serve a two-year term. Elections will be conducted on a staggered basis so that only half of the members will be up for election at any given election period.