The Role of Staff Senate
Staff Senate is an official Stockton University staff organization. Staff Senate is seeking open, transparent, and equal access to shared governance. To that end, Staff Senate recognizes its constituency as an advisory body and therefore shall review policies and procedures through participation, input, and review as afforded to other parties of shared governance within the purview of participation afforded to other advisory bodies.
The Senate is not intended as a vehicle to address individual issues, grievances, or complaints, nor to circumvent regular administrative channels. The Senate shall not act in an advocacy role in any specific employee/employer dispute within the University, nor shall it assume the role of arbitrator in any such matter.
The Executive Committee shall be mindful of the legal rights and responsibilities contained within the relevant collective bargaining agreements and ensure that actions of the Senate do not intrude on areas of concern for the collective bargaining agent.