Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, June 13, 2011

Union staff election for DPS Oversight Committee runs through June 24

The election for the union staff representative for the Department of Public Safety Oversight Committee is under way. Online voting is available today through 4 p.m. on June 24.

Members of the following unions are eligible to vote in this election: AFSCME, HOA, IUOE, MNA and Skilled Trades.

The six-member oversight committee consists of two student members, two faculty members (one Senate 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 committee considers grievances against police officers or the Department of Public Safety. Its findings and recommendations are reported to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

To review the statements of the candidates and vote, go to Voting more than once or for more than one candidate will result in disqualification. Candidates are Riki Ballard, Paul Knafl, John Nichols, Kevin Reynard, Matthew Schroeder and Ken Verardi.

For questions about the DPS Oversight Committee or the election process, contact Shirley Sindlinger in Staff Human Resource Services at