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Report of the Council on the Unified Administrative Service: Notice of a ballot

29 June 2001

The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that he has received requests for voting on and proposals for amendments relating to Graces 1 and 2 of 20 June 2001 (Reporter, p. 889).

Grace 1. This Grace reads as follows:

That, with effect from 1 October 2001, the regulations for the University Administrative Service (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 650) be replaced by the regulations for the University Offices set out in Annex 2 to the Report of the Council, dated 19 March 2001, on the Unified Administrative Service (Reporter, p. 560) as amended by the Council's Notice of 11 June 2001 (Reporter, p. 827).

A ballot has been requested on this Grace, and the following amendments have been proposed:

Amendment 1.

That the proposed Regulation 1 be amended to read:

1. The staff of the University Offices shall form a Unified Administrative Service which shall be organized into the following Divisions:

Academic (including the Planning and Resource Allocation Office)

Estate Management and Building Service

Finance

Health and Safety

Management Information Services

Personnel

Research Services

Secretariat (including Legal Services)

Amendment 2.

That the second paragraph of the proposed Regulation 4 be amended to read:

The allocation of the offices between the Divisions of the Unified Administrative Service shall be determined by the Council.

Amendment 3.

That the proposed Regulation 5 be amended to read:

5. The duties of the various offices, their conditions of service and the duration of tenure attaching to each office and grade shall be determined by the Council. The scales of stipends attaching to the various offices shall be fixed by Grace.

Amendment 4.

That the proposed Regulation 6 be amended as follows:

For the first sentence, substitute the following:

'There shall be a Standing Appointments Committee for the staff of the University Offices, which shall be a Committee of the Council. Every appointment or reappointment shall be made with the concurrence of the votes (which shall be given in person at the meeting) of at least five members of the Committee.'

At the end of subsection (c), add the following words: '(except where it is the next Director of the Division who is to be appointed.)'

[It should be noted that if Amendment 1 is approved, footnote 1 of the proposed regulations should be deleted and footnote 2 should be renumbered as 1].

Grace 2. This Grace reads as follows:

That, with effect from 1 October 2001, the regulations for the Estate Management and Building Service (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 883) be rescinded.

A ballot has been requested on this Grace.

The following members of the Regent House have requested ballots on Graces 1 and 2:

 

STEPHEN J. COWLEY DAVID DUMVILLE H. E. MASON J. R. SPENCER
J. L. DAWSON J. A. HUDSON R. J. MEARS MARK SPIVACK
D. R. DE LACEY A. KARPAS R. RODD R. L. TAPP
J. P. DOUGHERTY      

The following members of the Regent House have proposed Amendments 1 to 4 of Grace 1:

 

STEPHEN J. COWLEY J. P. DOUGHERTY H. E. MASON J. R. SPENCER
J. L. DAWSON J. A. HUDSON R. J. MEARS MARK SPIVACK
D. R. DE LACEY A. KARPAS R. RODD R. L. TAPP
       

Under Statute A, VIII, 9 and Regulation 9 of the regulations for Graces for the Regent House (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 114), the Council have power to put forward further alternative proposals for consideration by the Regent House; at their meeting on 23 July the Council will consider whether they wish to do this. They hope to publish a further Notice on 25 July giving details of any such proposals.


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