Whereas, the TSTC Staff performs services and supportive functions vital to the success of TSTC Harlingen in meeting the goals and objectives of the College, and the Staff members hold critical front line roles within the technical educational environment. Thus, a representative Staff association is needed to provide a common voice on items of interest and function to staff roles within the College. It is therefore resolved to create and empower, at the pleasure of the TSTC System Board of Regents, the TSTC Harlingen Staff Senate to advise, consult, be consulted with, and participate in the development of advocacy of policies, planning, and staffing which effect TSTC Harlingen staff employees.
ARTICLE I - Name
The name of the organization is the Texas State Technical College Harlingen Staff Senate.
ARTICLE II - Duration
The period of its duration is perpetual at the pleasure of the TSTC System Board of Regents.
ARTICLE III - Purpose
The purposes for which the TSTC Harlingen Staff Senate is organized include: To provide a forum for information exchange among members, to keep channels of communication open between members and administrators, to assist in meeting the overall mission and objectives of TSTC Harlingen, and to generally promote the college.
ARTICLE IV - Members
The minimum number of members involved in the TSTC Harlingen Staff Senate shall be nine persons.
ARTICLE V - Commencement
The TSTC Harlingen Staff Senate will not commence business until it has received approval of its existence from the TSTC System Board of Regents and completed any other items necessary for compliance with the laws of the State of Texas.
ARTICLE VI - Address
The street address of the TSTC Harlingen Staff Senate is 1902 North Loop 499, Harlingen, Texas 78550-3697.
ARTICLE VII - Dissolvement
The existence of the TSTC Harlingen Staff Senate may be dissolved by the TSTC System Board of Regents or by the same manner it is amended. If dissolved, the assets of the TSTC Harlingen Staff Council shall be donated to Texas State Technical College - Harlingen.
ARTICLE VIII - Indemnification
All Officers and Directors of the TSTC Harlingen Staff Senate shall be indemnified by the TSTC Harlingen Staff Senate for any action taken within the scope of their position as long as they are in furtherance of TSTC Harlingen Staff Senate goals and their acts do not involve intentional wrongdoing or illegal conduct.
ARTICLE IX - Amendments
This constitution can be amended by a two-thirds majority vote of all members.
ARTICLE X - Disclaimer
This constitution does not constitute an employment contract or create a property or liberty interest for the TSTC Harlingen Staff Senate or any individual member.