Applications open for CPC representative elections

CPC-Logo300Applications are now open for the 2016 Classified Personnel Council elections.

Colorado State University depends on a strong, dedicated, and informed CPC to ensure State Classified views, ideas, and concerns are represented in University shared governance.

The CPC depends on dedicated and informed State Classified employees to be part of the Council.

The University depends on the CPC to:

  • Disseminate important information to State Classified and other CSU employees
  • Research, review, and recommend ways to improve the work lives of State Classified and other CSU employees
  • Review bills before the State Legislature that impact the university community
  • Recognize State Classified and other CSU employee accomplishments and contributions
  • Host informational sessions and employee appreciation events

Additional information about the Council can be found on the CPC website.

CPC Representatives are elected to serve a three-year term. Representatives elected in the spring of 2016 will begin their term effective July 1, 2016, and serve through June 30, 2019.

If you are interested in becoming a CPC Representative, please follow the self-nomination process outlined below. The deadline for completed nominations is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2016.

Self-Nomination Process

Step 1 – Consider your current work load and availability. The term of service for CPC Representatives is three (3) years beginning July 1, 2016. Serving on the CPC may require ten (10) hours or more of your time per month. All CPC Representatives are required to attend Council meetings and serve on Council and University committees.

Step 2 – Verify your eligibility. All certified State Classified personnel, working half-time or more, who have been employed by Colorado State University for at least one year as State Classified employees (as of March 31, 2015) are eligible for membership (except employees of the Colorado State Governing Board or System’s Office).

Step 3 – Complete the nomination paperwork. Fill out a Prospective CPC Representative Form and write a Letter of Interest. The form can be downloaded from the CPC website (, or you can request one be mailed to you. The Letter of Interest (150 words or less) should include a short bio and explain why you want to become a CPC Representative.

Step 4 – E-mail, mail, or deliver the nomination paperwork to the Office of the Vice President for University Operations (VPUO) by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2016.