Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, May 3, 2010

Staff nominations sought for DPS oversight committee

Staff nominations are now being accepted for candidates to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Oversight Committee.

The DPS Oversight Committee consists of two staff (one union and one nonunion), two students and two faculty members (one Senate and one non-Senate) 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.

For additional information about the committee and its procedures, go to

The staff members on the committee serve two-year terms and are elected through an electronic ballot. One staff member is elected in odd-numbered years by staff members represented by a union; and one is elected in even-numbered years by staff members not represented by a union.

This year the election will be for the nonunion staff member’s two-year term, which begins July 1.

Staff members not represented by unions may nominate themselves or agree to be nominated.

Nominations can be made online through May 14. The election to appoint the new staff representative will take place June 14-25. Appointment of the newly elected nonunion staff member to the committee takes place on July 1.

To submit a nomination online, go to

For more information, contact Staff Human Resources at 734-763-2387.