Indiana University East Exempt Staff Council

Article I
The Exempt Staff

  • Section 1
    • The Exempt Staff
      The Exempt staff shall consist of those employees appointed as exempt employees, employed at the Richmond campus or affiliated sites.
  • Section 2
    • Certification of Members
      Certification of persons qualifying under the definition of Section 1 shall be made by the Human Resources Department.

    Article II
    The Exempt Staff Council at Indiana University East

    • Section 1
      • Representation
        All Indiana University East exempt staff and other exempt employees on the Richmond campus or affiliated sites shall be considered eligible for membership in the Indiana University East Exempt Staff Council, hereinafter referred to as the "Council."
    • Section 2
      • Active Membership
        Active Membership shall be defined as those eligible for membership who have been in attendance at a minimum of one of the regularly scheduled convened meetings during a fiscal year.
    • Section 3
      • Voting Membership
        All active members present at a meeting where a vote is called for are eligible to participate in the vote.
    • Section 4
      • Purpose of Exempt Staff Council
        The Council shall promote the value of exempt staff in helping the University in the attainment of its goals and objectives. The Council shall provide exempt staff members with a means of representative participation through recommendations and advice in the formulation of policies and the resolution of issues affecting the general welfare of, the working conditions of, and the services rendered by the exempt staff of the University. The Council shall submit formal proposals to the Chancellor. The Council shall provide a medium of exchange of information relating to the interests of the employees, students, and those of the administration. The Council shall encourage the opportunity for continuing professional development for the exempt staff.
    • Section 5
      • Meetings
        The Council shall meet at least six (6) times during the fiscal year. Council meetings shall be open to non-members who will not be granted voting privileges.
    • Section 6
      • Policy Functions
        All matters appropriate to the purpose of the Council may be reviewed for recommendations as needed by the Council.
    • Section 7
      • Administrative Functions
        The Council shall have administrative powers to carry out its functions and to adopt its own by-laws.
    • Section 8
      • Organization
        The Council shall elect a President and a Vice President

    Article III
    Definition of the Executive Board

    • Section 1
      • Executive Board
        Any member of the Exempt Staff Council shall be given the opportunity to be considered for any position within the Exempt Staff Council Executive Board. No person shall be allowed to hold more than one position on the Executive Committee of the Council.
    • Section 2
      • President
        The President is an active member of the Council Executive body. The President shall be responsible for calling and presiding over all Council meetings. They are responsible for setting and distributing the agenda for each meeting. The President represents the Council at university functions as well as constituent organizations. They will not have voting privileges except in the case of a tie vote where the president shall cast the deciding vote. The President shall be responsible for developing ad hoc committees as needed to address specific issues or concerns.  The President shall provide leadership for the Exempt Staff Council within the Indiana University East community.
    • Section 3
      • Vice President
        The Vice President is an active member of the Council Executive board. They are responsible for keeping attendance records of the Council. The Vice President shall be responsible for taking minutes during every meeting. They shall be responsible for distributing copies of such minutes to all active members of the Council as well as to appropriate constituent groups. They shall make this information available to all active members during the Council meetings. The Vice President shall have voting privileges within the Council.

    Article IV
    Origination of Matters for Council Attention

    • Section 1
      • Matters for Council Attention
        Matters for attention may be submitted in writing to the Vice President or President of the Council and may originate from any members of the Indiana University East community.

    Article V

    • Section 1
      • Initiated by the Council
        A motion to amend this constitution may be presented to and discussed by the Council. The Council must approve constitutional amendments by a two-thirds majority vote of the voting membership.

    Article VI

    • Section 1
      • Ad Hoc Committees
        Ad hoc committees shall be formed by the Council President in order to address specific issues or concerns facing exempt staff. Ad hoc committees shall be formed only on an as-needed basis. They shall give their reports directly to the President for presentation to the council.