All senators and staff are required to participate on at least one Staff Senate committee and one UM committee.
For an entire list of University committees, please link to the UM Committee List. If a Senator is interested in serving on a UM committee that has a vacancy in the staff category, they may ask the Staff Senate President to submit their name to the UM President's office to request consideration for that position.
Staff Senate committees are made up of Staff Senators. However, a committee may recruit the assistance of other classified staff for temporary assistance on special projects.
The chairperson of each Staff Senate committee shall provide regular communications to the Staff Senate at Staff Senate meetings and using the Staff Senate Committee Report Form.
Staff Senate committees are:
a) Executive Committee. The committee shall be composed of the elected officers and the immediate past president as a nonvoting ex-officio member. The committee shall carry on the interim business of the Staff Senate between regular meetings, call special meetings and represent the Staff Senate at meetings with the University administration, ASUM, Faculty Senate, the Commissioner of Higher Education and/or Board of Regents. The committee also serves as the Budget Committee of the Staff Senate.
b) Bylaws Committee. The committee shall guide actions taken by Staff Senate to ensure compliance with the Staff Senate Bylaws and will review and revise the Bylaws to ensure timeliness and consistency with University and state policies.
c) Communications and Visibility Committee. The committee shall promote staff to the on-campus and off-campus community to make staff and their contributions more visible by spotlighting staff in campus publications and activities, participating in Staff Appreciation Day activities, promoting the "Heart of the Grizzly" initiative, and conducting other activities to meet the purposes of the Staff Senate.
d) Technology Solutions Committee. The committee shall provide technology advice and solutions to aid the Staff Senate and will investigate technology issues that impact staff.
e) Nominations and Elections Committee. Prior to the election of Senators, the committee shall determine the number of senators to be elected from each EEO category, will seek nominations, screen nominees for eligibility and conduct the elections of new Staff Senators. The committee also conducts the election of the Executive Committee Officers.
f) Outstanding Staff Award Committee. The committee shall select the Outstanding Staff Award Recipients.
g) Scholarship Committee. The committee shall raise funds for the awarding of annual scholarship(s) to be given to a relative of a University of Montana staff member. The committee shall establish criteria and select the scholarship recipient from qualified applications.
h) Fundraising Committee. The committee shall conduct fundraising in support of Staff Senate activities.
h) Other. Any other committee as designated by the Senate.
Darlene Samson, President