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UPAC Membership Application

The Unclassified Personnel Advisory Committee (UPAC) provides direct channels of communication between unclassified employees and the university administration. UPAC represents the interests of the unclassified staff as those interests are viewed in the context of the whole university. The committee:

  • Serves as a discussion group regarding policies, procedures, benefits, and services affecting unclassified staff and forwards recommendations to the university administration;
  • Provides an avenue of input from unclassified staff to the university administration involving matters of interest and concern at Miami University;
  • Provides university officials with an effective method for soliciting and disseminating information about plans, policies, and concerns affecting unclassified staff.

Terms of Appointment

  • Each UPAC member shall serve for a term of three years except for replacement members, who shall serve the balance of unexpired terms, and ex-officio members.
  • Terms shall be staggered so that approximately one-third of UPAC membership shall be new each year.
  • There is no restriction to submitting nominations in succeeding years or serving sequential terms.
  • Members must maintain the status of an unclassified employee of Miami University in order to retain UPAC membership.

Nominations and Membership

UPAC is comprised of at least 14 appointed members and ex-officio members (as needed). UPAC shall actively seek to balance the UPAC membership in terms of campus, division, gender, ethnicity, organizational level, job responsibilities, years of Miami service, and any other characteristics that help to achieve a balance of knowledge, experience, interest, viewpoints, and talents. There will be at least 2 representatives who are regional campus employees, preferably from different campuses or sites. All references to “year” are in relation to the university’s fiscal year, which starts on July 1 and ends on June 30. All nominations are due on or before 5 p.m. April 19, 2024.