|Subject:||Internal Employee Organizations||AR#||3.04.001|
|Based on Board Policy:||C-4, Internal Employee Associations|
|Recommended by Council/President:||College President|
|Date Approved/Amended:||10/8/1999; amended 11/6/00|
The internal employee associations are based on the
College's personnel classification system and association memberships open to
all employees in the relevant category at no cost. The associations include the Full-Time Faculty Senate,
Adjunct Faculty Association, Association of Professional-Technical Employees and
the Austin Community College Classified Employees Association.
The administration encourages internal employee
associations to actively participate with the administration in the development
of Board Policies, Administrative Rules and Procedures, and to advise and
consult with the administration on actions that would have a substantial effect
on their members.
1. The bylaws of employee associations shall provide for
association governance by democratic principles.
2. Under democratic principles, the association president
or chief officer of an employee organization shall have been elected by the
association members through an at-large election open to all employees in the
relevant category. To be eligible
to participate in an employee organization election and to hold office within an
employee organization, an individual must be a current employee of Austin
3. In cases of vacancy in the chief leadership position of
an internal employee organization, succession into such a position must be by an
individual who was elected by the association members at large through an
election open to all relevant employees. In
the case of a vacancy in the chief leadership position where no such individual
in the line of succession was elected by a vote of the association at large, the
association must hold a general election open to all members within 30 days of
such a vacancy.
4. The College President shall be provided an up to date
set of bylaws and be notified of any bylaw changes within 10 days of any changes
5. The College President shall be provided a complete list
of officers from an internal employee organization following an election under
the bylaws of an internal employee organization.
Meetings with Administration
6. The ACC President and designees will meet with the
association officers regularly to ensure that the officers have an opportunity
to discuss matters of concern to the employees. The association leader should alert the President and
administrative leaders of special concerns impacting their members as soon as
possible. A special meeting should
be sought, if necessary.
7. In view of the amount of time and work required to
manage the work of the associations, the College will provide a stipend or
release time to the officers of the associations.
8. The regular budget of the association for the
subsequent fiscal year should be discussed with the President during the budget
development process, generally January through March. To support the business of the association, each association
will receive a budget of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) per academic year to
be used for mailings, social events, plaques, etc. The funds may not be used for personal gifts, flowers or
donations of any kind.
|President:||Richard W. Fonté||Date:||11/6/00|