Senate Committees AY 2017

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Alternative Service Committee -- Reviews performance evaluations & grievance policies.

Communications Committee -- Coordinates marketing / communications for the Senate, including social media (Facebook, Twitter), WSU TV, WSU Today news, campus mailings, emails etc. One member serves as webmaster. One checks Senate email and campus mail accounts. At least two members create a twice annual newsletter (one in Fall & one in Spring) to be distributed to USS employees; conduct interviews, write articles, etc.

Community Service -- Responsible for organizing community service events that the U.S.S. Senate will participate in (at least 2 per year).

Constitution -- Review of Senate constitution and by-laws.

Elections -- Coordinates the election of U.S.S. Senators each year.

Professional Development Committee -- Seeks new opportunities for emplyees professional development. The Pressident of the U.S.S. Senate President sits on this Unclassified Professional Committee.

Shocker Pride Celebration -- Obtains door prizes for the annual Shocker Pride Celebration; administer the nomination and selection of the 3 U.S.S. President's Distinguished Service Award recipients.

Shocker Scholarship -- Develop a promotion for scholarship program to raise funds – try to send out yearly; develop/monitor scholarship criteria for Shocker Employee and Dependent Scholarship; review/score qualified applicants for Fall/Spring semester; submit applicant/s with highest scores to Financial Aid for scholarship award and provide updates at U.S.S. Senate monthly meetings.

Tuition Committee -- Explores new options for tuition grants/waivers for employee and their dependents.

Town Hall Committee -- Holds a biannual reception for USS employees as a way for them to get to know their Senators and provide helpful information to USS employees at WSU.

University Committees AY 2017

Budget Advisory Committee -- University committee that reviews yearly budgets. The U.S.S Senate President attends these meetings.

Crisis Management/Weapons Possession Policy Committee -- University Committee reviews crisis management and weapons possesion policies. The USS Senate President attends these meetings.

Library Appeals Committee -- University committee that reviews library appeals for fines, etc. No committee member can be employed at Ablah Library.

Parking Appeals Committee -- University committee reviews parking violation appeals. One university support staff serve on this committee and can not be employed by the WSU Police Department.

Rhatigan Student Center Board -- University committee to help make financial decisions related to the operations of the RSC. One university support staff serves on this committee that meets every two months.

Sustainable Efforts Committee -- University committee focused on sustainable efforts and green activities.

Traffic Appeals Committee -- University committee reviews traffic moving violation appeals. Two university support staff serve on this committee and can not be employed by the WSU Police Department.

Wellness Committee -- U.S.S. employee(s) serve on this University committee to promote wellness on campus.