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Wingara Indigenous Employment Committee

About the committee

The Wingara Indigenous Employment Committee will oversee and advise on the development and implementation of Indigenous employment initiatives across UTS in line with the Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy. The committee reports to the Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Strategies Committee.

2022 meeting dates

Tuesday 22 March
Monday 18 July
Thursday 13 October

Time: 9.30am to 11.30am (except for 18 July, which will be from 2pm to 4pm)
Location: TBA and via Zoom

Committee contact

Jenny Luong
Senior Governance Support Officer (Electoral Officer)
Tel: 02 9514 1235
Email: Jenny.Luong@uts.edu.au

Composition and membership

Composition Membership Current term
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement) Professor Michael McDaniel, AO Ex officio
Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion Tracie Conroy Ex officio
Director, People Fiona Thomas (Acting) Ex officio
Manager, Indigenous Employment, Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement) Dr Berice Anning Ex officio
One faculty manager, to be appointed by the Chair following nomination by the Faculty Managers’ Committee Jo-Anne Tee 10 March 2022 to 31 December 2023
Up to two Indigenous staff who are members of the NTEU, nominated by the NTEU with a balance where possible between academic and professional staff Vacant  
Up to two Indigenous staff who are members of the CPSU, nominated by the CPSU, with a balance where possible between academic and professional staff Vacant  
One Indigenous academic staff member, to be appointed by the Chair following an expression of interest process Professor Nareen Young 10 March 2022 to 31 December 2023
One Indigenous professional staff member, to be appointed by the Chair following an expression of interest process Vacant  
One professional staff member from the People Unit, to be appointed by the Chair in consultation with the Director, People Petra Hyytiainen 10 March 2022 to 31 December 2023
Co-opted members on the basis of their skills and experience as appropriate, to be appointed by the Chair  

Terms of reference

The Wingara Indigenous Employment Committee will:

  • consider, develop and progress Indigenous employment across UTS
  • recommend, coordinate and implement practical initiatives aimed at progressing Indigenous employment across UTS, via the Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy
  • provide advice or action as appropriate any relevant matters referred to it by the Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Strategies Committee.

Procedural matters

Term of office

The term of office for a member of the Wingara Indigenous Employment Committee, other than an ex-officio member, will be two years.

Review of membership

The composition and membership of the Wingara Indigenous Employment Committee will be reviewed periodically by the Chair in accordance with the procedures approved by the Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Strategies Committee and amended from time to time.

Quorum

The quorum shall be one-half of the current members of the committee, if one-half is not a whole number, the next higher whole number shall be used.

Vacant positions on the committee do not count to the above quorum requirements.

Frequency of meetings

The Wingara Indigenous Employment Committee meets at least three times per year.