2020-2021 Operating Staff Council Standing Committees

Representatives on all Operating Staff Council (OSC) committees should be status operating staff (civil service) employees. If you are interested in being on an OSC committee, please contact Jay Monteiro at or 815-753-9653.

Executive Committee

  • Natasha Johnson, chair (815-753-9417)
  • Jay Monteiro, vice president
  • Stacey Bivens, secretary
  • Linda Yates, treasurer
  • Cindy Kozumplik, parliamentarian
  • John Hulseberg, personnel advisor
  • Jeffry Royce, consultant

Elections/Appointments Committee

  • Jay Monteiro, chair (815-753-9653)
  • Stacey Bivens, secretary
  • Rave Meyer
  • Jeffry Royce
  • Karen Smith

Legislative Committee

  • Holly Nicholson, chair (815-753-6692)
    Evan Forbes
    John Hulseberg
    Cindy Kozumplik
    Nancy Skelley

Public Relations/Activities

  • Karen Smith, chair (815-753-9191)
  • Rebekka Ayres
  • Natasha Johnson
  • Rave Meyer
  • Jay Monteiro
  • Angie Vargas
  • Tracey Ward

Workplace Guidance

  • Linda Yates, chair (815-753-0113)
  • Holly Nicholson, secretary
  • Patricia Gingrich
  • Natasha Johnson
  • Rave Meyer
  • Karen Smith
  • Lauren Teso-Warner
  • Debbie Williams

NIU Committees and Commissions

Operating staff have representatives on a variety of NIU committees and commissions. Detailed descriptions of university committees can be found on the University Council website. These representatives are appointed or nominated by the Operating Staff Council (OSC) based on interest forms submitted by operating staff employees.

As part of the shared governance system at NIU, the OSC has representatives on the University Council and University Advisory Council to the Board of Trustees.

At the state level, NIU operating staff have representatives on the State University Civil Service System Employee Advisory Committee (EAC) and State University Retirement System Member Advisory Committee (SURSMAC).

If you have any questions, contact Elections/Appointments Committee Chair Jay Monteiro at

Committee Interest Form