The constitution of the UOITFA establishes five permanent standing committees: Negotiations, Nominations and Elections, Collective Bargaining, Finance and a Grievance Committee.

The Negotiations Committee is chaired by the President and includes the Vice-President; three at-large members in good standing are selected by the President in consultation with the Vice-President. With the agreement of the Vice-President, the President may appoint up to three additional members to this committee. The Negotiations Committee is responsible for representing the interests of the membership to the University administration.

The Nominations and Elections Committee is appointed annually in January by the Executive Committee. This committee is comprised of the Past President (or, in the absence of a Past President, the Vice-President) who serves as Chair of the Committee, two Faculty Representatives, and two members-at-large.

The Collective Bargaining Committee is chaired by the UOITFA Vice-President. It assists the Negotiations Committee by advising and supporting their bargaining activities. This committee must include at least one Teaching Faculty Member and one Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Member who are not on the collective bargaining team along with the Chair.

The Finance Committee is chaired by the UOITFA Treasurer, and includes at least one Teaching Faculty Member and one Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Member. It ensures the financial health of the organization and monitors its fiscal situation, makes recommendations on investments, and helps to prepare the association’s annual budget.

The Grievance Committee is co-chaired by the two Members-at-Large, one of whom is a Teaching Faculty Member and one Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Member. This committee is responsible for reviewing all grievances that are brought forward.

Standing committees can only be established or abolished by a two-thirds majority vote at a General Meeting of the Association following a 15 day notice of motion.

Ad hoc committees can be established or abolished at any Executive or General Meeting of the Association by a majority vote.

For more information on UOITFA committees, please see Article 10 – Committees of the UOITFA Constitution.

Are you interested in serving on a committee? Please contact your Faculty Association for more information, or to express your interest.

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