University of Technology, Sydney

Schedule: UniSuper Consultative Committee — election of staff

This is the schedule for the election to fill academic and professional (non-academic) staff members of UniSuper to the UniSuper Consultative Committee.

The schedule specifies the term of office, electorate, dates for nominations and ballots, Returning Officer and election rules. It also includes the nomination form that should be used to nominate as a candidate in this election, and information about UniSuper Consultative Committee.

For the election of

Academic staff member of UniSuper one position
Professional (non-academic) staff member of UniSuper one position

Term of office

Four years to approximately 31 March 2024.

Declaration of election to ".. until the conclusion of the election held on or about the fourth anniversary of the effective date of their most recent election to the Consultative Committee".

Electorate

Academic staff members of UniSuper

Any university academic staff member who is entitled to benefits under the Defined Benefit Division or who is a Division C14 member of UniSuper* can stand as a candidate, nominate candidates and vote in this UniSuper election.

The UniSuper Deed of Amendment No. 41 (July 2019) (PDF) states that academic representatives on the Consultative Committee shall be elected by the academic staff of the university who are UniSuper members.

Professional (non-academic) staff member of UniSuper

Any university professional (non-academic) staff member who is entitled to benefits under the Defined Benefit Division or who is a Division C14 member of UniSuper* can stand as a candidate, nominate candidates and vote in this UniSuper election.

The UniSuper Deed Amendment No 41 (July 2019) (PDF) states that professional (non-academic) representatives on the Consultative Committee shall be elected by the non-academic staff of the university who are UniSuper members.


* Note: Generally this would include continuing or fixed-term staff who have been employed by UTS for over one year. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact the Electoral Office (elections@uts.edu.au).

Nominations

  • Open Wednesday 26 February 2020
  • Close Wednesday 11 March 2020 at 3pm

Nomination form

To nominate a candidate in this election use the Nomination form: UniSuper Consultative Committee — election of staff (119kb PDF).

If you're unable to open the nomination form, please try a different browser. If you're still having issues, contact the Electoral Office (elections@uts.edu.au).

Ballots

If more nominations are received than the number of positions available within each faculty, a ballot is required. Ballots will take place in the UTS: Elections Online Polling Booth.

  • Open Wednesday 18 March 2020
  • Close Wednesday 1 April 2020 at 3pm

The names of candidates and statements submitted by them will be made available in Voting before ballots open.

Returning Officer

William Paterson, University Secretary

Election rules

The Deed of Amendment No. 41 (July 2019) (PDF) and Fact Sheet state that each University is free to follow its own protocols for the holding of elections. UTS will run these elections in accordance with UTS General Rules for Elections G3, Part 3.

Conduct

Participants in elections (candidates, their representatives and voters) are expected to follow the same high standard of conduct and behaviour during the campaign process as is expected on campus generally.

The behaviour of election candidates and their representatives should meet expected standards of conduct.

Concerns about security due to election-related conduct should be reported to UTS Security: phone 02 9514 1192 or dial ‘6’ on any UTS phone.

Results

The results of these elections will be made available in Results approximately two weeks after close of voting, following the declaration of poll by the Returning Officer.

About UniSuper Consultative Committee

Number of meetings The UniSuper Consultative Committee may determine the basis on which meetings are to be conducted. Previously there has been one meeting per year.
Terms of reference See UniSuper Consultative Committee
Composition

The composition of the UniSuper consultative committee is UniSuper Members entitled to benefits under the Defined Benefit Division or who are Division C14 members. These people are nominated, appointed or elected by the Employer, academic staff or professional (non-academic) staff. The number of representatives per Employer is based on the Employer’s number of UniSuper Members.

Section 9.1 (a) of the UniSuper Deed of Amendment No 41 (July 2019) (PDF) is applicable to UTS. The Deed identifies that the Consultative Committee for ‘the Employer’ type such as UTS consists of four persons:

  • Two persons representing the Employer appointed by the controlling body of the Employer.
  • One person nominated, elected and representing the academic staff of the Employer.
  • One person nominated, elected and representing the non-academic staff of the Employer.
Membership As at 2 January 2019, the Consultative Committee had 147 members and one vacant position.
Further information

Elections:
Electoral Officer
phone 02 9514 1226
email elections@uts.edu.au

UniSuper or role of the Consultative Committee:
UniSuper
phone 1800 331 685
email UniSuper