2016 CPC Election Announcement

Become a Classified Personnel Council Representative

Dear State Classified employee,

The Vice President for University Operations encourages you to apply for election to the Classified Personnel Council (CPC). 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 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.colostate.edu

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 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2016.


  • 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 (//cpc.colostate.edu), 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 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2016. Send to:

o   Attention: Erika Borges / Kellie Rainwater

o   Email: operations@colostate.edu

o   Physical address: 318 Administration Building

o   Mailing address: 6001 Campus Delivery

  • Step 5 – Receive confirmation. You will be contacted as soon as the election tellers have verified your eligibility and the completeness of your nomination paperwork. Your name will then be added to the official ballot, which, if necessary, will be mailed to all State Classified employees on March 30, 2016.

[Note: If the number of nominations received does not exceed the number of vacancies on the Council, those submitted may be appointed by the existing Council.]

If you have additional questions, contact CPC Chair, Stacey Baumgarn at Stacey.Baumgarn@colostate.edu or by phone, 970-491-0328.

Educational Assistance Award Deadline Extension

The deadline for this award has been extended; the new deadline for applications is Thursday, April, 7,2016. The CPC offers five awards to assist State Classified employees seeking to further their education. Employees may use this award to meet any needs associated with furthering their education: tuition, books, child care expenses, gas for traveling to class, etc. For more information and the application visit our Education Assistance Award page.


Update: Community Resource Interest Survey

In October 2015, the Classified Personnel Council conducted a brief, anonymous survey to gauge the interest and needs of CSU State Classified employees in order to assess whether a community and resources fair would be of interest and to identify which resource areas should be represented.

We really appreciate all of the support and participation, 676 of 1,692 State Classified employees completed the survey (that’s a 40% response rate!). The survey was offered online, in English and made available in hard copy in both English and Spanish. The CPC intends to utilize the data gathered to guide our efforts in assisting State Classified employees connect to the community resources they care about the most. Maybe the day will come when we will host a Community Resource Fair here on campus? Most likely, we will use the data collected to help employees best connect to the many resources that exist in our broader community.

We received some criticism for having a northern Colorado focus but, as our Council is located here on the campus in Fort Collins, as are the majority of CSU’s State Classified employees – we do the best we can for the most. If you live outside the northern Colorado area and have ideas of how we might better connect with you too, please share your thoughts.

Click on the link below to see the complete results of survey (not including the responses to the “open ended” comment sections). Please let us know if you have questions or further information to share that can inform our future efforts. Thanks again for your participation and thanks for all you do for Colorado State University.

Community Resource Interest Survey Results

How to Contact Your Elected Officials

New Resource Page

Check out the new and improved CPC resource page! There are now direct links to get more information for each resource, this will be updated regularly!

100 Years of Shared Governance

Check out two articles that were published in September about shared governance at CSU!

CSU Life


Parking on Campus

Want to know more about parking on campus? Do you purchase a parking permit? Do you ride the bus or travel to campus by bike? The CPC is always interested to hear your perspective! The CPC has submitted a Memo to Parking Services to initiate an FY16 discussion.

In the meantime, you can learn more about Parking and Transportation Services at: http://pts.colostate.edu.

Alternative ways to come and go from campus here: http://pts.colostate.edu/alternative-transportation.

Or keep up to date on construction projects here: http://source.colostate.edu/construction-and-parking