Membership and Duties
Membership of the Committee shall consist of a representative and an alternate to be elected for each defined area of representation. All regular non-exempt employees, full-time and part-time, are eligible regular non-exempt employees are eligible to vote. The Office of Human Resources will conduct elections during December or January of alternating years. The term of office for representatives and alternates will be two years. To be eligible for election as a representative or alternate an employee must have at least one year of continuous service credit with the University.
The qualified individual with the most votes in each defined area will be elected the area representative. The qualified individual with the next highest number of votes will be elected the area alternate; except that, when the defined area contains more than one building or department, the alternate will be the individual with the second highest number of votes who is in a building or department other than that of the area representative.
The Director of Human Resources will serve as an ex-officio member of the Employee Relations Committee; will be responsible for composition and distribution of minutes to the representatives and alternates within five work days before the next meeting; will collaborate with ERC chair in various administrative duties.
Representatives work with the Director of Human Resources and ERC Chair to ensure proper representation of UTC's non-exempt employees. A representative and alternate will be elected for each defined area. A representative or an alternate from each area is expected to attend all scheduled meetings. The alternate will attend meetings in the absence of the representative and is welcome to attend meetings with the representative. However, only one vote will be allowed from each area. The area representative will be the voting member, and the alternate will cast a vote in the representative's absence. When the alternate assumes the duties of the vacant representative, the Chair will appoint a new alternate for the remainder of the term; the new alternate would ordinarily be the individual on the original area ballot with the next highest number of votes.