University of Technology, Sydney

UniSuper Consultative Committee — election of professional (non-academic) staff

For the election of one professional (non-academic) staff member of UniSuper
For the term of office four years: from declaration of election to approximately 31 March 2024
Electorate

Any university professional (non-academic) staff member who is entitled to benefits under the Defined Benefit Division or who is a Division C14 member of UniSuper* can stand as a candidate, nominate candidates and vote in this UniSuper election.

The UniSuper Deed Amendment No 41 (July 2019) (PDF) states that professional (non-academic) representatives on the Consultative Committee shall be elected by the non-academic staff of the university who are UniSuper members.

Note: Generally this would include continuing or fixed-term staff who have been employed by UTS for over one year. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact the Electoral Office (elections@uts.edu.au).

Ballot opens Wednesday 18 March 2020
closes Wednesday 1 April 2020 at 3pm
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Candidates in ballot paper order

Candidates' statements

Simone Soeters

As a UTS professional staff member and UniSuper member, I am running for the UniSuper Consultative Committee election in order to ensure the best outcomes for UTS staff in terms of their superannuation interests. In particular, I am motivated to join the Consultative Committee to ensure that UniSuper is offering sustainable portfolio investment options for those staff members concerned with the environmental impact of some of the superannuation investments currently taking place. As a keen and effective communicator, I believe I will be able to share the messages and concerns that UTS staff have in relation to their superannuation in a constructive and collaborative manner with UniSuper.

Zara Morgan

I am committed to represent those who have entered the tertiary education work force recently; the parents who may not have the time to keep up to speed on UniSuper developments; those who have never thought to educate themselves on superannuation. Perhaps at their stages in life they feel they have time to “sort their super out” later. This mindset may be costing them in the long run, and so I hope to represent their personal and family interests.

In addition to being a longstanding union member, I am passionate, detail oriented, socially responsible, and eager to learn. I am also a believer in climate change science and would represent the social and environmental values I believe most UTS staff hold. Especially those groups mentioned above; we want a sustainable and safe future for our families.

How to vote in an online ballot

  1. Note your candidate choices and preference order
  2. Log in to UTS: Elections Online Polling Booth
  3. Choose the election you wish to vote in
  4. Select the candidates you wish to vote for
  5. Check your vote
  6. When you are ready, choose 'submit' to record your vote.

Conduct

Participants in elections (candidates, their representatives and voters) are expected to follow the same high standard of conduct and behaviour during the campaign process as is expected on campus generally. The behaviour of election candidates and their representatives should meet expected standards of conduct. See Code of Conduct for UTS Elections.

Concerns about security due to election-related conduct should be reported to UTS Security. Phone +61 2 9514 1192, or dial ‘6’ on any UTS phone.

Further information

The schedule for this election has information about the election rules, Returning Officer and Academic Board Committees.

About voting has information about votes, confidentiality and determining election outcomes.