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Under the College and Institutes Act, support staff is defined as:
"the employees of the institution who are not the president, educational administrators or faculty members."
For the purposes of nomination and voting, all regular support staff are eligible. Auxiliary support staff who have worked in the six months prior to election and those on the job listing may vote but are not eligible for nomination. Regular or auxiliary support staff (as specified in the Collective Agreement) who are on STIIP more than 60 days, Maternity Leave or Paid or Unpaid Leave of Absence at the time of the election or during the term of office are not eligible for nomination but may vote in the election.
During the term of office for Education Council, a support staff member must:
If any of the above-mentioned conditions are not met, the representative must forfeit the seat on Education Council.
The Registrar will sit ex-officio and will be non-voting. In the event of a conflict of interest, another voting member will be selected in consultation with the appellant. Decisions rendered by the Appeal Committee are final and binding. The appellant will attend the hearing.