Faculty and Staff Benefits Committee

The Faculty and Staff Benefits Committee recommends to the vice president for Administration and Finance on policies and programs that revise the benefits provided faculty and staff.

About Senate Joint Committees and Councils

In the spirit of shared governance, joint committees and councils are proposed on the Senate floor and recommended to the president of the university by a majority vote of the Senate. Joint committees and councils are administered by the designated committee administrator. At any time, the president or Senate may evaluate the effectiveness of joint committees in conjunction with the Steering Committee. It is the responsibility of the joint committees and councils to report any policy change recommendations to the Faculty Senate Steering Committee for consideration.

Rules and policies of the Senate govern the operation of its committees. Senate committees may adopt temporary rules and policies necessary to the operation of committees. These temporary rules must be consonant with the constitution and the bylaws and are reported to the Office of the Faculty Senate as they are adopted. Such changes are subject to subsequent approval by the Senate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To study fringe benefits and other benefits and services provided to all faculty and staff of the university in relation to those offered in other institutions.
  2. To examine, analyze, and make recommendations on insurance and other benefit programs offered for consideration and implementation by the university.
  3. To make recommendations to the president on any proposed changes in benefits provided to the faculty and staff.
  4. To report the results of fringe benefits and other related faculty and staff benefits studies to the Senate.
  5. A quorum shall be five or more voting members.

Committee References

Joint Committee and Council Procedures
Parliamentary Procedure


The committee shall consist of one faculty member from each academic unit, selected by the Committee on Committees, three staff members selected by the USPS Staff Council, three Administrative and Professional employees selected by the associate vice president for Human Resources, and two members from the Retiree Association (one retired faculty and one retired staff) nominated by the president of the UCF Retirement Association. A benefits representative from the Office of Human Resources and the associate vice president for Human Resources (or designee) shall serve as ex officio members. The chair is appointed annually by the Associate Vice President for Human Resources from the faculty members of the committee. The vice chair shall be elected annually by its membership at the first meeting of the committee after the new Faculty Senate is elected, normally in the early fall term.Terms of service shall be two years, staggered.

If a committee member is absent or unable to serve for eight weeks or longer, contact the Faculty Senate Office for an interim or permanent replacement to be appointed for the remaining term. If a committee member is appointed a member by virtue of the position held which will not change over multiple committee terms, those members may be listed as continuing members. When the continuing member ceases to hold the position that entitles him/her to such membership, membership on the committee ends. A committee member designated as an ex officio member is a contributing member who takes part in all discussions and serves as a resource person but is non-voting.

For expectations of committee members, see Joint Committee and Council Procedures.

Faculty and Staff Benefits Committee

Lee Ross, Co-Chair
Criminal Justice
Community Innovation and Education
Email:  Lee.Ross@ucf.edu

Hansen Mansy, Co-Chair
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Email:  Hansen.Mansy@.ucf.edu

Note: A committee member who misses more than half of the regularly scheduled meetings in an academic year for which an alternate has not been assigned by the Senate Office is presumed to have resigned from the committee. It is the responsibility of the committee member to ensure attendance is recorded whether in person or on the phone.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are schedule by the chair of the committee. No action can be taken at committee meetings unless five or more voting members are present.

Meeting Materials

The committee submits a brief annual report of the committees' activities by the end of the second week of August each year. Below are the annual reports for the committee.

Committee Minutes Annual Report
Faculty and Staff Benefits none 2019-2020
11-30-18 | 2-4-19 | 3-18-19 4-22-19 2018-2019
10-16-17 2017-2018
9-26-16 | 12-6-16 | 1-31-17 2016-2017
10-1-15 | 3-15-16 2015-2016
12-18-14 | 3-2-15 2014-2015
none 2011-2012



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