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Wingara Indigenous Employment Committee

About the committee

The Wingara Indigenous Employment Committee will oversee and advise on the development and implementation of Indigenous employment initiatives across UTS in line with the Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy. The committee reports to the Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Strategies Committee.

2018 meeting dates

Tuesday 20 March
Tuesday 31 July
Wednesday 24 October

Time: 2pm to 4pm
Location: Chancellery, room 26, level 4A, Building 1 (CB01.04A.26)

Committee contact

Lucille Paterson
Senior Governance Support Officer
Tel: 02 9514 1226
Fax: 02 9514 1232
Email: Lucille.Paterson@uts.edu.au

Composition and membership

Composition Membership
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement) Professor Michael McDaniel
Director, Equity and Diversity Unit (EDU) Tracie Conroy
Director, Human Resources Unit (HRU) Jennifer Lacoon
Equity and Diversity Manager (Workforce Diversity), EDU Jo Tilly
Manager, Indigenous Employment, Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement) Berice Anning
One Faculty Manager, to be appointed by the Chair following nomination by the Faculty Managers’ Committee Lara Jacques
Up to two Indigenous staff who are members of the NTEU, nominated by the NTEU with a balance where possible between academic and professional staff Jason De Santolo

Justin Hodges
Up to two Indigenous staff who are members of the CPSU, nominated by the CPSU, with a balance where possible between academic and professional staff Vacant
One Indigenous academic staff member, to be appointed by the Chair following an expression of interest process Professor Nareen Young
One Indigenous professional staff member, to be appointed by the Chair following an expression of interest process Tom Evans
Up to two Indigenous community members with considerable experience in Indigenous employment to be appointed by the Chair Vacant
One professional staff member from the Human Resources Unit (HRU), to be appointed by the Chair in consultation with the Director, HRU Shari Walton
Co-opted members on the basis of their skills and experience as appropriate, to be appointed by the Chair

Terms of reference

The Wingara Indigenous Employment Committee will:

  • consider, develop and progress Indigenous employment across UTS
  • recommend, coordinate and implement practical initiatives aimed at progressing Indigenous employment across UTS, via the Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy
  • provide advice or action as appropriate any relevant matters referred to it by the Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Strategies Committee.

Procedural matters

Term of office

The term of office for a member of the Wingara Indigenous Employment Committee, other than an ex-officio member, will be two years.

Review of membership

The composition and membership of the Wingara Indigenous Employment Committee will be reviewed periodically by the Chair in accordance with the procedures approved by the Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Strategies Committee and amended from time to time.

Quorum

The quorum shall be one-half of the current members of the committee, if one-half is not a whole number, the next higher whole number shall be used.

Vacant positions on the committee do not count to the above quorum requirements.

Frequency of meetings

The Wingara Indigenous Employment Committee meets at least three times per year.