Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Nominations sought for union representative to DPS Oversight Committee

The election to fill the union representative staff position on the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Oversight Committee will take place over the next several weeks.

Nominations are being sought for the seat representing bargained-for staff members from the following unions: AFSCME, IUOE, HOA, MNA and Skilled Trades. The deadline for nominations is June 1.

The six-member committee consists of two student members, two faculty members (one University 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.

University Human Resources is conducting this election. Members of AFSCME, HOA, IUOE, MNA and Skilled Trades may nominate themselves or another union member to serve on the committee for the term running from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013. The election will run from June 13-24.

To submit a nomination online, go to:

Nominations also may be submitted to University Human Resources, 2005 Wolverine Tower, 3003 S. State St., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1281, attention: Shirley Sindlinger, or by emailing For more information, contact University Human Resources at 734-763-2387.