Private Sector Policy Committee

The FPSE Private Sector Policy Standing Committee works to promote better and more consistent representation of the interests of FPSE members who work for post-secondary institutions in the private sector.

The responsibilities of the committee are intentionally broad and provide the committee with a mandate that allow it to address the issues faced by FPSE instructors in the private sector.

Chair:

 Kevin Drager (ETEA President)

Staff Rep:

 Sean Hillman
Executive Liaison:  Frank Cosco (FPSE 2nd Vice-President)

The Private Sector Policy Committee works to promote the interests of those members of FPSE locals and sub-locals who work for private sector employers or for employers who are not part of the publicly-funded BC college, university or institute system. The Committee seeks to enhance the organizing efforts of FPSE and FPSE locals so that the benefits of unionization can be spread throughout the educational and training sectors.

In addition to those responsibilities and activities that may be directed to it by the Presidents’ Council or the AGM, this Committee will:

  1. Monitor developments in the salary, working conditions and employment security of private sector faculty, and develop strategies to protect and enhance their interests.
  2. Develop and recommend to the Presidents’ Council a program of lobbying objectives to advance the interests of private sector faculty.

Reporting: Reports regularly to the FPSE President and the Presidents’ Council.

Composition: The committee is composed of up to two designated representatives from each sub-local of Local 21, the Private Sector Faculty & Staff Association.

A member will be appointed by the Executive Committee, with voice but without vote, to act as liaison between the Standing Committee, the Executive, and Presidents’ Council.

Term of Appointment: Representatives should, whenever possible, serve for a two year term.

Chair: The Committee shall elect a new Chairperson at the last meeting of the Committee held prior to the convening of the Annual General Meeting.

The Committee shall endeavour to elect a Chairperson who has served on the Committee a previous term.

The Chairperson or designate shall have observer status at meetings of the Presidents’ Council with voice but no vote. The responsibility of the Chairperson includes attendance by the Chairperson or designate at the Presidents’ Council meeting immediately subsequent to a meeting of the Committee or upon request of the FPSE President.

The Chairperson shall attend the Annual General Meeting and Convention.

The duly elected Chairperson of the Committee shall continue to serve as Chairperson where the Chairperson ceases to be a designated local representative to the Committee.

Meetings: Meetings as required by the Committee to fulfill its responsibilities, limited only by the funding allocated to the Committee.

Observers: By invitation of the Chair.

Quorum: A majority of representatives.

Voting: Positions adopted by consensus among designated representatives; otherwise by simple majority of those voting. By-Law #6 guides.

Funds: As allocated in the annual budget.