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 11 administrative and support staff members, in proportion to their representative numbers (currently four administrative and seven support).
  • 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.
  • In consultation with WSC, the president appoints one ex officio non-voting member from human resources, below the level of director.
  • Members serve two-year terms, with five members of WSC being replaced one year and six the next.
  • Meetings are held monthly, with additional subcommittee meetings as needed.
  • Each year, WSC elects from among its voting members a chair, who develops meeting agendas, in consultation with the members of WSC.
  • All votes are made by secret ballot unless WSC agrees unanimously otherwise.
  • 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.
  • 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, Strategic Planning & Institutional Diversity, and College Relations, the Chief Investment Officer, the Assistant to the President for Public Affairs, and the Secretary of the College.