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Nominations

  1. Any interviews of applicants for any position must be conducted by at least three members of the Commission of which at least two must be voting members of the Commission. Members of the Commission will be paid a wage if specified in the Annual Budget for the time spent in interviews.

  2. All nominations of individuals must be made during a meeting of the Commission at which a quorum of the Commission is present and no guests are present. No nominations shall be made without the affirmative vote of four voting members of the Commission.

  3. Guests

    1. Eligibility

      1. Only those persons specified by these by-laws shall be eligible to attend interviews as guests of the Nominations Commission.

      2. Outgoing Student Members

        1. All outgoing student members of committees who were nominated by the Nominations Commission and who are not applying for re-appointment to the same committee will be requested to attend, as guests, the interviews for their successors.

        2. All student members of committees shall be informed of the request to attend interviews for their successors when they interview initially and when they are appointed, in addition to the other times when guests are notified of their eligibility to attend interviews.

    2. Notification

      1. All eligible guests shall be notified of their eligibility and of the starting date of interviews in writing at least two weeks before interviews begin.

      2. The schedule of interviews shall be posted at least 24 hours before the starting date of interviews in a place accessible to guests of the Nominations Commission

    3. Rights

      1. To ask questions at the interviews when so recognized by the members of the Nominations Commission who are conducting the interview.

      2. To speak in the ensuing discussion when so recognized by the members of the Nominations Commission who are conducting the interview.

      3. Guests shall not speak at other times during the interview process.

      4. The members of the Nominations Commission present may require that any guest leave if that guest's presence is in any way hindering the interview process.

      5. All guests shall leave while the Nominations Commission deliberates and votes on nominations.

  4. The Commission shall give priority to those individuals seeking nominations based upon the following criteria:
    1. Individuals demonstrating a willingness and ability to communicate to the Association their actions in the position.

    2. Individuals demonstrating a willingness and ability to seek out from the Association information and opinion to guide them in the position.

    3. Individuals demonstrating a willingness and ability to strongly advocate the interests of the members of the Association.

    4. Individuals presently serving in that position, provided that they have served only one year.

  5. The Commission shall make its nominations based upon additional requirements and criteria specified by the Senate.

  6. The Commission shall make its nominations based upon additional objective requirements and objective criteria formally specified by the authority appointing the committee. All new requirements and criteria for nominations must be noted in the Commission's report to the Senate before interviewing commences.

  7. The Commission's nominations shall not be influenced by any informal suggestions or recommendations (especially from the target committee or members thereof), except those made by members and guests of the Commission.

  8. No nomination shall be considered by the Senate unless it was made available in writing to members of the Senate at least 48 hours before the commencement of the Senate meeting at which it is to be considered.

    A nomination of a member of the Association shall consist of his/her name, class, major (if an undergraduate) or department/school (if a graduate), student ID number, and a description of his/her relevant prior experience. All nominations which were made through the applicant pool for un-advertised positions, or through re-direction of an applicant to a committee other than the one to which he/she originally applied, shall be so indicated.

  9. No nominations shall be disclosed to anyone other than members of the Senate prior to the Senate's action on that nomination.

  10. Should the Commission determine that there are not qualified applicants for one or more committee openings, or if the Commission's nominees are rejected by the Senate, the Commission may decide to re-advertise the committee opening, or to solicit applications from specific individuals or groups.



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