Additional Information

STAFF FRINGE BENEFITS COMMITTEE - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Terms & Elections: Current committee members were appointed by their budget officers for one year (beginning April 2007). In this year, the committee will determine the term schedule and member selection process (appointment or elections).

Effective March 2009, the President's Council approved the following guidelines for the committee:

  • There shall be eight members
  • The members shall represent each of the six Budget Officer's area of responsibility, with the Treasurer's and Dean of Students' areas having two members each for balance in overall representation.
  • Each member shall serve a two year term and be allowed to stand for an additional term for a maximum total of 4 years of service. 
  • If the Chairperson has already served two terms, they can stay on the committee for one more term of 2 years but not as the Chair.
  • Previous members cannot be back on the committee until they have been off for at least one term.
  • Members will be replaced as needed by a volunteer nomination process initiated by the appropriate Budget Officer.  New members will be approved by the President's Council.
  • The Committee Chair shall be elected by the committee members and shall serve for no more than two years.

Meeting Frequency: The committee will meet monthly, typically during the first week of the month. Additional meetings may be called, as needed.

Communication Methods: A report will be issued after each meeting.  This report will be made available to all staff, the Faculty Fringe Benefits Committee, and President's Council (PC).  It will be distributed via email or hard copy (for those without email access), in The Fountain, and on the SFBC website. Marilyn Ponti will be the PC representative.

Information Gathering: Recommendations and comments may be made to committee members by staff at any time.  Additionally, periodic electronic/printed surveys will be taken to gather general and or specific issue feedback.

Representation and Prioritization: No specific percentage of staff approval will be required to make recommendations to PC.  However, Information acquired by the methods listed above will be strongly considered prior to making those recommendations.  Prioritization of issues discussed will be determined by the committee based on staff feedback.

Inclusion in Governing Documents: The committee proposes that the SFBC be included in the appropriate governing documents of the college, similar to the inclusion of the Faculty Fringe Benefits Committee in the Faculty Code.