Membership of Operating Staff Council
The members of the operating staff of Northern Illinois University have the right to organize a council to represent their constituency. The OSC is an integral part of the university governance system through its participation, communication, advisement, and assistance on the resolution of issues and the formulation of policies relevant to the general welfare of operating staff employees. The operating staff, through its OSC, may communicate its concerns to the relevant administrative bodies, to the appropriate vice president(s), to the president of the university, and shall then have the right of ultimate appeal to the Board of Trustees.
The OSC serves as an advisory group to the university administration concerning the general welfare of operating staff employees and is responsible for appointing operating staff employees as representatives on various university committees. It provides a means of effective communication between members of the operating staff and the university administration. In addition, the OSC plans and organizes recreational and educational activities for the operating staff and authorizes expenditures of funds under its jurisdiction.
The Operating Staff Council shall:
Work closely with Human Resource Services and advise the university administration and other relevant bodies concerning the general welfare of operating staff employees;
Initiate studies or direct communications designed to accomplish more effectively and efficiently the purpose of the university through the operating staff.