Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, June 17, 2013

Union staff election for the Police Department Oversight Committee underway

The election to fill the union representative staff position on the university's Police Department Oversight Committee is underway. Online voting is available through 4 p.m.Friday.

Members of the following unions on the Ann Arbor campus and in the U-M Health System are eligible to vote in this election: AFSCME, IUOE, HOA, MNA and Skilled Trades.

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 Police Department Oversight Committee considers grievances against any police officer or the U-M Police Department. Its findings and recommendations are reported to the executive director of the Division of Public Safety and Security. Additional information about the committee and its procedures may be found at its website.

To review statements of the candidates and to vote, go to Candidates are Vanjewel Prince, Matt Schroeder and Ken Verardi.

Voting more than once or for more than one candidate will result in disqualification. For questions about the committee or the election process, email Shirley Sindlinger in Staff Human Resources at