Standing Committee on Human Resources Practices
Chair - Barb Severyn, Camosun College
Vice-Chair - Dawn Palmer, Langara College
Member - Ana Lopez, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Member - Mike Knudson, Capilano University
Member - Kim Swarts, College of New Caledonia
Member - Drew Miller, College of the Rockies
Member - Rebecca Maurer, Douglas College
Member - Adrian Tees, Emily Carr University of Art & Design
Member - Jon Marks, Justice Institute of British Columbia
Member - Abby Thorsell, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Member - Ken Crewe, North Island College
Member - Jessie Drew, Northern Lights College
Member - Sheila Whittaker, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Member - Michael Doyle, Northwest Community College
Member - Denise Fallis, Okanagan College
Member - Arleen Gallo, Selkirk College
Member - Diane Griffiths, University of the Fraser Valley
Member - Shannon Railton, Vancouver Community College
Member - Dan VanderSluis, Vancouver Island University
Ex-Officio Member - Anita Bleick, PSEA CEO
This committee is established pursuant to the Association's Bylaws.
The purpose of the committee is to work in collaboration with PSEA staff to provide the Board with information, insight, and policy recommendations on matters within the mandate of the association as established by the Public Sector Employers' Act, and more specifically:
To anticipate, identify and analyze human resource trends, policy directions and opportunities for the purpose of informing the creation of public policy or sectoral approaches to issues that affect human resources in the college and institute sector.
Annually, establishes objectives and associated plans to fulfill the purpose of the committee as established in bylaw 8.8(a) "The Board shall establish and maintain the Standing Committee on Human Resource Practices. The purpose of the committee is to work in collaboration with PSEA staff to provide the Board with information, insight and policy recommendations on matters within the mandate of the association as established by the Public Sector Employers' Act." Identifies macro level policy issues that are of sectoral importance.
Bylaw 8.8(b) states: "Each Member shall designate annually a senior human resource or labour relations practitioner to act as its representative on the committee."
A committee member may not delegate their seat on the committee. Committee members may, from time to time, bring resource people to assist in discussion and deliberations at the discretion of the committee.
The CEO of PSEA is an ex-officio member of the committee.
Chair and Vice-Chair
Annually, the committee members shall elect, from amongst themselves, the chair and vice-chair of the committee. The election will take place each year in conjunction with the PSEA Annual General Meeting.
The Chair and the Vice-Chair of the SCHRP will be non-voting members on the PSEA Board of Directors.
Minutes of the discussions and transactions of the SCHRP will be recorded at the discretion of the chair and vice-chair and filed with the PSEA as necessary.
As part of the PSEA business plan and budget process, the committee will establish its goals and activities for the year and recommend to the CEO the resources necessary to fulfill the committee's mandate.
Any expenses incurred while carrying out the business of the committee will be at the rates prescribed.
The committee will normally meet quarterly and additionally at the call of the Chair when deemed necessary.
A quorum shall be 50% of the representatives of the PSEA membership institutions.
Voting shall be by 51% of the persons present at a meeting when a vote is needed.
When a quorum is not present at a regular meeting of the SCHRP, at the discretion of the Chair, the meeting may continue as a sub-committee meeting and no voting shall take place.
The committee may establish sub-committees or other working groups to carry out the goals, priorities and plans of the committee.