committee details

Employee Benefits Committee

Purpose & Function:

The Employee Benefits Committee advises the Director of Human Resources, Vice President for Business Affairs and Treasurer and ultimately, the President of the University on issues with respect to employment benefit policies that affect the University community.

The Employee Benefits Committee is the final recommending body to the President on employment benefit policies, procedures, and practices. Recommendations are made on the policy modifications or benefit adjustments after review and consultation with the appropriate employee bodies. This process, with respect to employment benefit policy development and modification, replaces the current responsibility of the Policy Committee of the University for such actions concerning University employment benefit policies.

Procedures:

The committee will follow the University Policy titled Policy Development, Approval, and Dissemination with respect to, the development of new and revision to existing, employment benefit policies.

The Office of the Secretary of the University serves to provide administrative support for policy development, approval, and dissemination, as outlined in that document. Administrative support for all other aspects brought to the Benefits Committee for input is provided by the Director of Human Resources.

The President of the University will be invited to all Benefit Committee meetings where a proposal to develop new employment benefit policy or to modify an existing employment benefit policy is being discussed, to hear the full discussions.


Membership & Selection:

Members should have a total University viewpoint and interest to assure that recommendations will contribute to the accomplishment of the objectives of the University.

Committee members are responsible for establishing and maintaining communication links to and from their constituencies to ensure that employees have an opportunity to offer input benefits. Committee members should represent their constituencies’ positions whenever possible.

Care should be taken to ensure that the group is representative of various demographics, such as age, gender, family status, etc.

Should the Chair of the Committee find that the composition of the committee lacks representation from the entire Marywood community, the Chair may request that the President of the University appoint additional members to the committee.

  • President of the University (non-voting)
  • Director of Human Resources (non-voting Chair)
  • Vice President for Business Affairs and Treasurer
  • Three elected representatives of the Faculty, one from each college
  • Three elected representatives of the Professional Staff
  • Three elected representatives of the Support Staff

Representatives from the Faculty, the Professional Staff and the Support Staff are elected by their respective senate.

Elections will be held during the Spring Semester for the next academic year.

Term:

Elected members will serve three years with possibility of renewal for one additional, consecutive term. Eligibility is effective again after a hiatus of one year.

Meetings:

Meetings are held at least twice a year.

Reports To:

President of the University

History:

11/08/02 - Established by the President of the University as recommended by the Policy Committee of the University
05/14/08 - Director of the Institute for Health and Wellness added to the committee by the Vice President for Business Affairs
08/18/09 - Director of the Institute for Health and Wellness was removed from the membership
07/01/13 - Title changed from Assistant Vice President for Human Resources to Associate Vice President for Human Resources
05/11/18 - The President of the University approved the revisions as recommended by the Policy Committee of the University.