RISCAC Constitution

ARTICLE I

Name
The name of this organization will be the Regents Interinstitutional Supervisory and Confidential Advisory Council (RISCAC).

ARTICLE II

Statement of Purpose
The Regents Interinstitutional Supervisory/Confidential Advisory Council (RISCAC) represents the non-bargaining Merit Staff of the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, Iowa School for the Deaf and Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School.
The purpose of this organization will be:
a. To create a communications link among supervisory and confidential Merit personnel and a medium for discussion of and action on issues of mutual concern.
b. To respond to inquiries and formulate recommendations to the Resident Directors, the Board of Regents Director of Human Resources and/or the Board of Regents.

ARTICLE III

Membership
Section 1. The Regents Interinstitutional Supervisory/Confidential Advisory Council is comprised of up to eleven (11) members: three (3) representatives from University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and University of Northern Iowa, and one (1) representative from Iowa School for the Deaf and Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School.
Section 2. Representatives have the right to vote and hold office.
Section 3. In the event of a permanent vacancy, a replacement will be named within one month.

ARTICLE IV

Executive Board and Officers
Section 1. The Executive Board will consist of three (3) officers.
a. No more than one officer will be elected from each institution.
Section 2. The officers will consist of a President, Vice President and Secretary and serve as official representatives of the organization.
a. Officers will be elected annually.
b. Terms will commence July 1.
c. President will call all regular and special session meetings, prepare meeting agendas and appoint committees as needed.
d. Vice President will assist the President as needed and assume the duties of the President in his/her absence.
e. Secretary will record minutes of all meetings, distribute minutes to members, and maintain a membership list.
f. In the event of a permanent vacancy, a special election will be held within one (1) month.

ARTICLE V

Meetings

Section 1. The membership will meet quarterly.
Section 2. Special sessions will be called as needed by the President.
Section 3. Special sessions may also be called upon written petition to the President by three (3) or more members with the subject of the meeting clearly stated. Such meeting will be scheduled within ten (10) working days of the date of petition and notice will be distributed to members within five (5) working days.
Section 4. A simple majority of members present will be sufficient to transact business presented at any regular or special meeting.

ARTICLE VI

Amendment of Constitution

This constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of members provided that the proposed amendment has been distributed to the members in writing at least ten (10) working days prior to voting.

Revised September, 1995
Approved October, 1995
Revised January, 2008