Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mathew Schroeder wins union staff seat on DPS Oversight Committee

Matthew Schroeder, a registered nurse at U-M Hospital, has won the election to fill the seat of the union staff representative to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Oversight Committee. Schroeder will begin a two-year term on Friday.

He was elected by members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the International Union of Operating Engineers, the House Officers Association, the Michigan Nurses’ Association and the U-M Skilled Trades Union.

The six-member committee consists of two student members, two faculty members (one Senate faculty and one non-Senate faculty), and two staff members (one union and one non-union), who are nominated and elected by their peers for two-year terms.

The DPS Oversight Committee considers grievances against any police officer or the department. Its findings and recommendations are reported to the executive vice president and chief financial officer. Additional information about the committee and its procedures may be found at the DPS Oversight Committee website.