The Operating Staff Council consists of seventeen (17) representatives, elected by you, the operating staff at large. Representatives serve a three (3) year term. The three (3) candidates with the next most votes become alternates, each serving one (1) year terms.
If you are a union or non-union employee in a status position (not a student or extra help), have your supervisor's approval, and are willing to serve approximately five to six hours each month for monthly meetings and subcommittee participation, then you are eligible to run to fill a vacancy. No previous council or committee experience is necessary.
The council's role is to promote the general welfare of Operating Staff employees through action in a communicative and advisory capacity to the NIU administration as well as any other applicable group, agency or individual. It shall function as a source of direction, information and two-way communication for the Operating Staff at NIU.
The council meets the first Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. to approximately noon, 12 months a year.