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Classified Personnel Council elections

March 29, 2010

CSU state classified employees,

On behalf of the Vice President for University Operations and the Classified Personnel Council, or CPC, we welcome membership to CPC beginning in June 2010.

CPC is the representative body and voice for state classified employees at Colorado State. CPC is seeking your participation and invites you to be part of an exciting team.

Employees interested in getting involved with issues at CSU may run for election to CPC. Below are some of the activities conducted by CPC representatives:

  • Communicate employee feedback on various topics with CSU Administration.
  • Communicate with employees about issues affecting them in their jobs.
  • Serve as committee members on various scholarship, search and award committees.
  • Serve on University committees such as Parking Services, Physical Development, and Leave Sharing Bank.
  • Serve on the Strategic and Financial Planning committee.
  • Represent CSU on the Statewide Liaison committee.
  • Work to promote employee recognition through awards such as Everyday Hero Award, Positive Action Award and Outstanding Achievement Award.
  • Work to promote and award the CPC Educational Assistance Award

Serving on CPC may require up to 10 hours per month of which most of the time will fall during the business day (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Employees are encouraged to consider their ability to balance a commitment to CPC with their regular work load.

For more information about membership involvement, you may e-mail or call Deb Parker, Chair of CPC, at (970) 491-7499 or

Procedure for obtaining a petition to get on the ballot

  • Any certified employee who has worked as a state classified employee for at least one year as of February 1, 2010, is eligible to serve on the Council.
  • A petition form signed by 25 University state classified employees is necessary to get onto the ballot. Petitions may be picked up in the Office of the Vice President for University Operations, 309 Administration Building or can be printed from the CPC website.
  •  You may call Linda Wardlow at (970) 491-5257 to request a ballot be mailed to you. The deadline for completed petitions to be returned to the Vice President for University Operations office (309 Administration building) is noon on Friday, April 2, 2010.


  • All employees who file completed petitions will appear on the ballot.
  • Members can run for reelection. Four terms are expiring this year. The top four candidates in the balloting will be appointed to three-year terms.
  • The next four candidates will serve as alternates for a 1 year term.

Amy ParsonsDebra Parker
Vice President for University Operations | Chair of CPC

Contact: Debra Parker
Phone: (970) 491-7499