WSC Guidelines

  • WSC is elected by all eligible staff members* (support and administrative) from self- and other nominations solicited from all staff.
  • WSC is composed of 13 members,  a combination of administrative and support staff members, in proportion to their representative numbers.
  • WSC must have at least one support staff member from dining services and at least one support staff member from facilities.
  • No more than two members from any department or office may serve concurrently.
  • Members serve a two-year term and may opt for a third year of service with the approval of a majority of sitting committee members (minimum 6 favorable votes.) If a member opts for a third year, that person must declare their intention in writing to the committee chair(s) by February 1. The committee will vote by secret ballot during the regular February meeting; the member requesting an extension may not vote on their own reappointment.
  • Meetings are held monthly, with additional subcommittee meetings scheduled as needed.
  • By a simple majority vote, the WSC may convene ad hoc subcommittees and/or standing committees as needed to address acute or on-going issues, conduct research, or complete specific projects.
  • Each year, WSC elects from among its voting members a chair or two co-chairs, who develop(s) meeting agendas, in consultation with the members of WSC.
  • WSC membership, with contact information, appointments to subcommittees or other college committees, and meeting notes are posted in a timely manner on the WSC website.
  • Members’ time to attend WSC meetings during work hours, as well as meetings of other committees they have been appointed to is considered by the college to be work time.
  • WSC receives administrative support from the Office of the Vice President for Finance & Administration.
  • Regular attendance at meetings is expected; periodic, announced absences can be accommodated. If absences are regular and unannounced, the committee will contact the individual to assess continued service.
  • It is expressly understood that WSC is not a recognized labor organization for the purposes of collective bargaining with the college over terms and conditions of employment.

* Eligible members exclude the President, the Provost, the Deans of the College and of the Faculty, the Vice Presidents for Finance & Administration, Campus Life, Institutional Diversity & Equity, and College Relations, the Chief Investment Officer, the Assistant to the President for Public Affairs, and the Secretary of the College.