Staff Assembly committees
The Communications Committee publishes the Assembled Voice newsletter, plans and coordinates open forums at both UPC and HSC, and publicizes Staff Assembly events. In addition, this committee maintains the Staff Assembly mailing list and website updates.
Co-Chairs: Laura Estrada, Eliza Aceves
Committee Members:Wendy Arima, Sarah Cusimano, David Donovan, Dawn Kita, Luis Ramirez, Diana Sabogal, Elizabeth Stewart, Lydia Vazquez
Compensation and Benefits
The Compensation and Benefit Committee monitors and reports staff concerns regarding university staff compensation and benefits issues. The committee reviews the annual salary survey as well as health and retirement plans, and participates in any proposed benefits changes.
Chair: Jennifer Gerson
Committee Members: Lali Acuna, Carmen Atkins, Linda Bakabak, Ellen Castillo, Monique Franklin, Halina Biel Milunovic, Lillian Rivera, Rick Scott, Mary Trujillo
The Environment Committee monitors safety and security of university working environments at all campus locations. In addition, the committee reviews and reports on recycling and waste reduction, and investigates disaster preparedness.
Chair: Lisa Gallegos
Committee Members: Julie Andaya, Cathy Ballard, Susan Biddlecomb, Cynthia Brass, Doris Lee, Rachel Levy, Graciela Medina
Rights and Responsibilities
The Rights and Responsibilities Committee monitors and makes recommendations regarding staff-related policy, staff development, and issues related to sexual harassment and staff grievances. In addition, the committee promotes staff recognition.
Chair: Jeanne Weiss
Committee Members: Gary Allen, Delfina Candelaria, Josie Drury, Francis Fitzgerald, Monica Morita, Bryan Ortiz, Ingrid Popper, Sarah Watari
Rules and Elections
The Rules and Elections Committee reviews and recommends changes to the constitution, bylaws, and standard operating procedures of the Staff Assembly. It conducts the nomination and election process for the next Assembly and officers. In addition, the committee monitors Assembly attendance, maintains the official membership list, and fills vacant seats. In conjuction with the Staff Club, the committee selects recipients of the monthly Staff Recognition Award.
Chair: Carolina Castillo
Committee Members: Roxana Bellia, Tessie Jamanila, Tracy Kerr, Aida Preciado, Irene Rodriguez, Rosie Tellez, Vicki Young
The Transportation Committee monitors staff concerns regarding parking and transportation issues including parking fees, facilities use, ridesharing programs (including carpools and vanpools), and construction of new parking facilities on both campuses. Members of the committee also participate on the Department of Transportation Services' Citation Review Board.
Chair: Lou Nieto
Committee Members: Jennifer Alvarado, Tammy Anderson, Paul Biddlecomb, Rickey Craddock, Lea Markisha, Kathleen Neal, Wade Thompson-Harper, Amy Yung
From Left to Right: Bryan Ortiz, Lisa M. Gallegos, Jeanne Weiss, Carolina Castillo, Eliza D. Aceves, Jennifer Gerson, and David Donovan. Not pictured: Laura Estrada, Vicki Young, and Lou Nieto.