Committees.

 

Committees

Compensation Monitoring Committee

Executive Committee: Selected by a vote of the full membership to serve a one-year term. View the current board listing.

Human Resources Advisory Committee: Serves as a means of exchanging information between the Human Resources department and staff/administration employees. Such matters may include personnel policies and procedures, benefits and working conditions. The committee may express reactions to proposed changes, may recommend changes, and may bring specific problems to the attention of the Human Resources department. The committee also organizes lunchtime instructional programs promoting employee health, well-being and life skills as well as the annual Staff Recognition Luncheon in cooperation with the Human Resources department.

Joint Affirmative Action Committee (JAA): Meets about 6 times per year to discuss any issues that may be affecting any of the protected groups defined under federal law. Participants are trained to serve as Equal Employment Opportunity counselors and would eventually be assigned an EEOC liaison to staff/administration search committees (usually director-level and up). It is always interesting and a valuable experience for anyone who is interested in diversity and EEO matters. Once trained, the members will instruct search committee chairs on proper procedure when running a search and interview process.

Legislative/By-Laws Committee: Processes suggested amendments to the Constitutions/By-Laws.

Members at Large: Act as liaisons between the staff members and the executive board by soliciting feedback from various offices on campus in an attempt to ensure representation of all departments. By asking specific questions every month, this committee gathers feedback and gauges staff attitudes towards relevant topics. Members at Large are also available for staff members to contact at any time (anonymously via campus mail, or by phone, email, meetings, etc.) regarding specific questions or concerns they would like to see addressed by the board.

New Member(s) Committee

Nominating Committee: Presents a slate of officers yearly at the annual meeting of DSA. It also presents a list of candidates suggested for membership to all standing committees of DSA and University governance committees to the Executive Board at the first meeting following the election of a new officer to the Executive Board.

Program/Staff Development Committee: Plans and holds seminars, training sessions and meetings to promote the personal professional growth and education of staff/administration personnel. There are five regular meetings of DSA plus the annual picnic. In addition, the Committee organizes events with board approval to bring DSA members together in social settings.

Service Committee: Develops at least one volunteer opportunity, per semester, for DSA membership to assist not-for-profit and charitable entities, organizations, and services. Volunteer opportunities may be either Drew- or non-Drew related.

Website/Social Media: Using WordPress keep DSA website current with updates regarding news/events/meetings/photo ops considered to be of relevance or interest to DSA and Drew’s staff. Via frequent and timely postings, (sometimes weekly and/or daily) utilize DSA’s Facebook and Twitter accounts to remind and alert staff of upcoming DSA activities.