Bylaw 7: Standing Committees

Collective Bargaining Committee

Duties

The Committee shall be responsible for:

  • Developing the collective bargaining demands for the Collective Agreement between CUASA and Carleton University for approval by Council. This shall include:
    • Providing bargaining-related information to members;
    • Soliciting input from the members on collective bargaining priorities through various methods which may include convening meeting(s) open to all members of CUASA where issues can be raised and discussed, as well as by any other means deemed appropriate;
  • Working with the Negotiating Team on initial proposal language;
  • Supporting the research requirements of the Negotiating Team; and,
  • Recommending to Council measures to build support among CUASA members for the bargaining demands given to the Negotiating Team.

Composition

The Committee shall be composed of:

  • Chair, Collective Bargaining Committee (who shall serve as Chief Negotiator);
  • Salary and Benefits Officer;
  • Chair, Grievance Policy and Administration;
  • four (4) other members selected to be broadly representative of the CUASA constituencies;
  • Executive Director (non-voting); and,
  • any other members as deemed necessary by Council.

Reporting

The Committee shall report to Council as necessary but no less than three times per year (normally prior to the three required General Meetings).

Appointment of Committee Members

Council will elect committee members for two-year terms beginning July 1 of the year of appointment.

Nominations and Elections Committee

Duties

The Committee shall be responsible for:

  • Managing the process for elections to vacant positions on CUASA bodies, for CUASA representatives to University committees and for elected delegates to any organization to which CUASA is affiliated.
  • Ensuring that CUASA members are aware of elections in which they are eligible to participate and of the duties of the vacant positions; and,
  • In the absence of volunteers, encouraging CUASA members to stand as candidates for elected offices.

Composition

The Committee shall be composed of:

  • Chair, Nominations and Elections; and,
  • At least two (2) other members selected to be broadly representative of the CUASA constituencies.

Reporting

The Committee shall report to Council as necessary but no less than three times per year (normally prior to the three required General Meetings).

Appointment of Committee Members

Council will elect committee members for two-year terms beginning July 1 of the year of appointment.

Finance Committee

Duties

The Committee shall be responsible for:

  • Preparing the annual budget;
  • Monitoring income and expenditures;
  • The annual audit of CUASA’s finances;
  • Recommending membership fees to Council; and,
  • Developing and recommending to Council policy on the administration of funds controlled by the Association, including investments.

Composition

The Committee shall be composed of:

  • Treasurer;
  • President;
  • Vice President;
  • Executive Director (non-voting);
  • A Council Member not on Steering; and,
  • One other Association member who is not an Officer.

Reporting

The Committee shall report to Council and Steering at each regular meeting.

Appointment of Committee Members

Council will elect committee members for two-year terms beginning July 1 of the year of appointment.

Grievance Policy and Administration Committee

Duties

The Committee shall be responsible for:

  • Directing of the grievance process in consultation with Association staff;
  • Developing and recommending to Council policy on grievance handling;
  • Approving grievances to be taken to arbitration; and,
  • Advising the Collective Bargaining Committee on grievance issues.

Composition

The Committee shall be composed of:

  • Chair, Grievance Policy and Administration Committee;
  • at least and preferably more than three (3) other members of the Association selected to be broadly representative of the CUASA constituencies;
  • The Executive Director (non-voting); and,
  • The Member Services Officer (Grievance) (non-voting).

Reporting

The Committee shall report to Council and Steering at each regular meeting.

Appointment of Committee Members

Council will elect committee members for two-year terms beginning July 1 of the year of appointment.

Internal Affairs Committee

Duties

The Committee shall be responsible for:

  • Encouraging and facilitating member engagement with the Association;
  • Promoting awareness and discussion of issues affecting CUASA members, including holding workshops and other special events; and,
  • Providing recommendations to Council and other bodies on issues affecting members including, but not limited to, academic freedom and institutional governance.

Composition

The Committee shall be composed of:

  • Chair, Internal Affairs Committee;
  • External Relations Officer; and,
  • At least two (2) other members of the Association selected to be broadly representative of the CUASA constituencies.

Reporting

The Committee shall report to Council as necessary but no less than three times per year (normally prior to the three required General Meetings).

Appointment of Committee Members

Council will elect committee members for two-year terms beginning July 1 of the year of appointment.

Equity Committee

Duties

The Committee shall be responsible for:

  • Consulting with members, particularly those from equity seeking groups, on equity issues;
  • Promoting awareness and understanding of equity issues among CUASA members;
  • Working collaboratively with other organizations to address equity issues;
  • Representing CUASA on relevant university-level committees pertaining to equity issues; and,
  • Working collaboratively with other CUASA committees where equity-related issues arise.

Composition

The Committee shall be composed of:

  • Chair, Equity Committee; and,
  • At least two (2) other members of the Association selected to be as representative as possible of the various equity seeking groups.

Reporting

The Committee shall report to Council as necessary but no less than three times per year (normally prior to the three required General Meetings).

Appointment of Committee Members

Council will elect committee members for two-year terms beginning July 1 of the year of appointment.

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