Benefits Committee

Function

The function of the Benefits Committee is to represent University Senate and advise the senior administration on policies involving benefits currently and potentially available to faculty and staff. Current benefits include but are not limited to healthcare insurance, dental benefits plan, long-term disability insurance, group life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement options, tax-deferred annuities, fee waivers, sick leave, and vacation.

The Committee shall work closely with the President and the Vice President of Finance and Business Services. The Committee shall establish its agenda based on the recommendations of the President and members of the President’s Executive Council and on matters brought to it by University Senate. The Committee shall report regularly to University Senate.

Composition

The Benefits committee shall be composed of:

  • One (1) faculty member who is also a member of the Faculty Welfare Committee (preferably the Chair).
  • One (1) faculty member who is also a member the Fiscal Priorities and Budget Planning Committee (preferably the Chair).
  • One (1) classified staff member nominated by the Classified Personnel Advisory Committee (CPAC).
  • One (1) unclassified staff member nominated by Unclassified Personnel Advisory Committee (UPAC).
  • One (1) representative of Local 209 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
  • One (1) Senate Liaison.
  • Two (2) members of the faculty or staff with relevant expertise to provide information and data to the Committee and serving rotating terms. These members will be nominated by the Executive Committee of University Senate in consultation with the Benefits Committee Chair.
  • Two (2) ex officio, non-voting members:
    • Director of Human Resources or designee.
    • Director of Academic Personnel or designee.

The Committee may appoint additional administrators or staff members to serve as ex officio members to serve during consideration of any specific issue(s) being discussed by the Committee; and shall inform the Executive Committee of University Senate of these appointments.

Membership

Faculty and Staff

Term ends August 2018

At-Large Members

Two (2) ex officio non-voting members