ARTICLE I IUB STAFF
Section 1: IUB Staff
IUB Staff shall consist of those employees at IU Bloomington coded as "Appointed Staff" in the Indiana University budget. Such employees must be appointed at 50 percent or more full time equivalent to be eligible for representation
Section 2: Certification of Members
Certification of persons qualifying under the definition of Section 1 shall be made by the Payroll Department.
ARTICLE II THE INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON STAFF COUNCIL
Section 1: Representation
Representation of appointed staff located in Bloomington shall be delegated to a body of twenty-one (21) elected representatives, the Bloomington Staff Council, hereinafter referred to as the Council.
Section 2: Purpose of Staff Council
The Council shall provide IUB staff with a means of representative participation through recommendations and advice in the formulation of policies and in the solution of problems affecting the general welfare of, the working conditions of, and the services rendered by the appointed staff of the University. The Council shall submit formal proposals to the Vice President for Administration, who will confer and/or consult with other necessary University officials and who will submit such proposals to the Board of Trustees, if necessary. The Council shall also provide a medium of exchange of information relating to the problems of the employees and those of the Administration. The Council shall also promote the value of the appointed staff in helping the University in the attainment of its goals and objectives and shall encourage the opportunity for continuing professional education for IUB staff.
Section 3: Meetings
The Council shall meet at least once per month. Council meetings shall be open to non-members as provided in the bylaws.
Section 4: Policy Functions
All matters appropriate to the purpose of the Council may be considered by the Council. The Council may act or may refer such matters to staff.
Section 5: Administrative Functions
The Council shall have administrative powers to carry out its functions and to adopt its own bylaws.
Section 6: Responsibility to IUB Staff
A. The Council shall report its proceedings to IUB staff.
B. On votes dealing with substantive matters, the reports shall include an accounting of how the individual Council members or their proxies voted.
C. At the request of a majority of the Council members present, any matter may be submitted to the staff for consideration, either by mail ballot or at a special meeting.
Section 7: Organization
A. Officers: The Council shall elect the President, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and a Parliamentarian.
B. Elected Membership: The Council shall consist of twenty-one (21) IUB staff elected by IUB staff.
C. Ex-Officio Membership: Representatives of other employee groups; a representative of the Bloomington Faculty Council, and a representative of the Indiana University Student Association shall be ex-officio, non-voting members of the Council.
D. Term of Office: Elected members of the Council shall hold office for a three-year term as provided in the bylaws. An elected member shall be eligible to serve two consecutive terms but then shall be ineligible for the next two elections.
E. Manner of Nomination and Election: One-third of the members of the Council shall be elected to the Council each year, in the manner specified in the bylaws.
ARTICLE III ORIGINATION OF MATTERS FOR COUNCIL ATTENTION
Section 1. Matters for Council attention may originate from any of the following sources:
A. Any individual staff member through an elected Council representative, or by placing on file with the secretary of the Council a signed written statement of the matter.
B. Any group of staff members in the same manner prescribed in (A) above.
C. Any Council member.
D. The University administration.
ARTICLE IV AMENDMENTS
Section 1: Initiated by a Meeting of IUB Staff
A. A motion to amend this constitution may be presented to and discussed at a special meeting of IUB staff. If those attending the meeting vote in favor of the amendment by a two-thirds majority, the President shall proceed according to Section 3.
Section 2: Initiated by the Council
A. A motion to amend this constitution may be presented to and discussed by the Council. The Council must approve constitutional amendments by a two-thirds majority vote.
Section 3: Ratification by IUB Staff
A. Amendments approved by the Council shall be circulated by a mail ballot to IUB staff. The mail ballot shall be accompanied by a summary of arguments presented during any meeting at which the amendment was considered. A majority of IUB staff voting, which must be at least 33% of those eligible, shall be necessary for the adoption of the amendment. The president shall count the ballots and report the results to the entire IUB staff. The ratified amendment shall then be submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval.