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Article VIII

To conduct its business effectively and efficiently, the GSC may have as many standing committees as necessary.

The following are permanent standing committees of the GSC. Should there is a need to dissolve a permanent committee, a two-thirds, sixty-seven percent (67%), vote at a regular University Staff Meeting is required.

1. The Standing Committees are as follows:

1.1. STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND WELFARE:  This committee shall be responsible for collaborating with the responsible department and/or administrator to promote:

1.1.1. Training based on available funding and individual and departmental needs;
1.1.2. Personal and/or Professional Development based on available funding and individual and departmental needs;
1.1.3. Develop and recommend to the GSC policies regarding the welfare of staff members;
1.1.4. Work with Human Resources Services (HRS) to provide feedback and suggestions on policies and programs that benefit the welfare of staff;
1.1.5. A non-voting representative from HRS shall serve on the committee; and
1.1.6. The committee shall be composed of at least five GSC members and no more than seven GSC members, not including the non-voting representative.

1.2. COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: This committee shall serve as an advisory body on matters of staff compensation and benefits;

1.2.1. This committee shall review the staff salary schedule and benefits package on an annual basis and make recommendations to the University Planning and Budget Committee (UPBC) for submission in the annual budget to the President;
1.2.2. The GSC Representative to the UPBC will be a member of and report to the committee on budget matters;
1.2.3. A non-voting representative from the University Planning and Budget Committee shall serve on the committee;
1.2.4. A non-voting representative from Human Resources Services (HRS) shall serve on the committee; and
1.2.5. The committee shall be composed of at least five GSC members and no more than seven (7) GSC members, not including the non-voting representatives.

1.3. BY-LAWS COMMITTEE: This committee is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that these bylaws are updated and appropriate for the GSC.

1.3.1. Serves as a starting point for any proposed amendments to these bylaws;
1.3.2. The committee shall be composed of at least five GSC members and no more than seven (7) GSC members.

1.4. ELECTIONS COMMITTEE: This committee is charged with the responsibility of planning and implementing General Elections of the Executive Committee and the Council of Representatives.

1.4.1. The committee will adhere to the provisions set forth in the Election Guidelines;
1.4.2. The Chair shall nominate the Elections Committee Chair (Elections Chair) and the Council of Representatives shall approve the Elections Chair at their regular meeting in November of each year;
1.4.3. This committee shall:

1.4.3.1.Have no more than five (5) members before the regular meeting of the Council of Representatives in December;
1.4.3.2.Work with the Gallaudet Technology Services (GTS) to create a voting ballot online and to ensure that all GSC members have access to the electronic ballot.
1.4.3.3.Serve as the starting point for any grievance pertaining to the election process.

1.5. SOCIAL COMMITTEE: The Social Committee shall be responsible for all social events and activities hosted by the GSC.

1.5.1. The committee shall submit a budget for each social event or activity to the Vice-Chair for review and/or approval;
1.5.2. The committee shall, by working with the GSC Secretary, create a social calendar;
1.5.3. The committee shall be composed of at least five GSC members and no more than ten GSC members.

2. All Standing committees shall report to the Vice-Chair with the exception of the Elections Committee which will communicate to the Council of Representatives;

3. The Chair and Vice-Chair shall serve as ex-officio members for all standing committees;

4. The Committee Chair shall serve a term that is concurrent with the GSC Chair.

5. A majority of committee members shall serve as a quorum for meetings;

6. Each standing committee shall elect its own chair, with the exception of the Elections Committee whose chair shall be appointed by the GSC representatives;

7. Committee members who miss three consecutive meetings without prior notification or miss at least three (3) meetings may be subject to removal with the approval of the Executive Committee.

8. All standing committees shall make their reports at regular meetings of the Council of Representatives; and

9. The Council of Representatives will act on all approved recommendations and final reports made by these committees.

1.6. MARKETING COMMITTEE: The Marketing Committee is charged with the responsibility in ensuring that all various forms of marketing are used to represent the GSC appropriately. 

1.6.1. The committee shall work with the Vice-Chair to ensure that marketing activities are appropriate;

1.6.2. The committee shall be compost of at least five GSC members and no more than ten GSC members.

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