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College of Southern Idaho
Professional and Classified Employees Organization (PACE)

Article I
Article II
Article III
Article IV
Article V
Article VI
Article VII


ARTICLE I
Name

The name of the organization shall be Professional and Classified Employees, hereafter referred to as PACE.

ARTICLE II
Purpose

The major purpose of PACE is to serve as an official voice to the College of Southern Idaho non-teaching, non-administrative employees.

Toward this purpose we seek to . . .

  1. Foster and enhance communication among staff, faculty, and administration.
  2. Act as an inner support structure for the college.
  3. Encourage and nurture personal and professional growth.
  4. Promote and improve morale.
  5. Advocate the general welfare, interest, and mission of the college.
  6. Support avenues for conflict resolution.
  7. Provide an example of conduct to the student body.
  8. Serve the college community through special projects and events.

ARTICLE III
Membership

All regular part-time and full-time, non-teaching, non-administrative employees shall be members.

ARTICLE IV
Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of 3 professional and 4 classified employees in the positions of:

  1. Co-chair classified
  2. Co-chair professional
  3. Secretary/Recorder
  4. Treasurer
  5. Representatives (3)

Classified employees are non-exempt. Professional employees are exempt.

Section 1. Elections to Executive Committee

  1. The 3 Executive Representatives will facilitate the nomination and election process.
  2. General nominations will be solicited and accepted from any member of PACE during the first full week of April.
  3. All employees nominated will be notified for acceptance of nominations prior to the election.
  4. An on-line ballot of nominated employees will be made available for vote the first full week of May. Election results will be announced the 2nd week of May.
  5. All tie votes are decided by a toss of the coin.
  6. Positions vacated during the middle of a term will be filled by the person with the next highest vote from the previous election.
  7. Any member who misses 3 consecutive meetings without any communication will be asked to step down from their position.

Section 2. Terms of Office

The Executive Committee members will determine the officers through simple selection among themselves. Once an individual accepts a Co-Chair position, they will remain in that position for the entire 2-year term.

Position Term
Co-chair Classified Two (2) years - Alternate Years
Co-chair Professional Two (2) years - Alternate Years
Secretary Recorder  
Treasurer  
Representatives (3)  

The term of office for the Executive Committee Members is two years starting July 1st. If, during the committee member's term, the member moves from Classified to Professional or from Professional to Classified, the member will complete his/her elected term. At the election immediately following the member's change, through the nomination and election process, the committee shall be restored to a body of "four" Classified and “three” Professional employees.

Section 3. Fulfillment of Term

Members of the Executive Committee who are unable to fulfill a full term will be replaced by the member with the next highest vote from the previous election.

ARTICLE V
PACE Council

The PACE Council shall:

Consist of a minimum of 15 classified and professional employees representing the current buildings/areas and any others that may be added in the future

  • ATIC building
  • Hepworth
  • Canyon/Desert
  • Child Care Center
  • Child Development Pre-School Lab
  • Evergreen
  • Expo Center
  • Fine Arts
  • Fish Hatchery
  • Gym/Student Rec Center
  • Head Start
  • Herrett Center
  • HSHS
  • Idaho STAR
  • McManaman
  • Meyerhoeffer
  • Off Campus Centers
  • Office on Aging
  • Refugee Center
  • Shields
  • Taylor/Student Union Building
  • Trans IV

If a Council Member is unable to fulfill their term they need to seek a replacement.

During the month of May each year, the representatives in each building/area will organize the selection of a representative.

The primary goal of the PACE Council is to provide a means to exchange ideas and facilitate communication.

The PACE Council is responsible for calling and conducting monthly representative meetings. All members of the PACE Council will be responsible for attending a monthly meeting. If they are unable to attend it is their responsibility to send a replacement. After missing two meetings without a replacement, the council member will be asked to step down and will be replaced.

All Executive Committee Members are expected to attend and participate as regular members of the PACE Representative Council whenever their schedule allows.

ARTICLE VI
Meetings

Section 1. Executive Committee Meetings

The Executive Committee will meet monthly.

Section 2. PACE Council Meetings

The PACE Council will meet monthly.

Section 3. General Meetings

The general membership will be called to meet at least 2 times a year.

Section 4. Quorum

Decisions will be made by simple majority (fifty percent plus one) of members present at any regularly scheduled or special meeting of the general membership.

Section 5. Special Meetings

Special meetings may be called by the Executive Committee or at the request of ten (10) general members.

ARTICLE VII
Amendments and Adoptions

The Professional and Classified Employee Executive Committee may adopt, remove, or change bylaws with an affirmative vote of a quorum present at a meeting of the representatives or by a majority of ballots.