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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.

Meeting dates 2017

Dates Time Location
Monday 27 March 2.30pm to 4.30pm Chancellery Boardroom, level 4, Building 1, City campus, Broadway (CCB01.04A.26)
Wednesday 5 July 2pm to 4pm Chancellery Boardroom, level 4, Building 1, City campus, Broadway (CCB01.04A.26)
Tuesday 19 September 9.30am to 11.30am Chancellery Boardroom, level 4, Building 1, City campus, Broadway (CCB01.04A.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
Director, Equity and Diversity Unit (EDU) (Chair)* Tracie Conroy
Director, Human Resources Unit (HRU) or named nominee * Jennifer Lacoon
Equity and Diversity Manager (Workforce Diversity), EDU or named nominee* Jo Tilly
Indigenous Employment Officer, EDU or named nominee* Matthew Walsh
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement) or named nominee*Professor Michael McDaniel
One Faculty Manager, to be appointed by the Chair (in consultation with the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement)) Vacant
Two Indigenous academic staff, one of whom should be nominated by the NTEU, with the other to be appointed by the Chair (in consultation with the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement)) Vacant (NTEU nominee)
Professor Larissa Behrendt
Two Indigenous professional staff to be nominated by the Unions, that is, one NTEU and one CPSU member Vacant (CPSU nominee)
Vacant (NTEU nominee)
Federal or NSW State Government representative linked with the department responsible for Indigenous employment Vacant
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 Kim Mackey
Co-opted members on the basis of their skills and experience as appropriate, to be appointed by the Chair Indigenous Advancement Manager (Brigette Sancho)

* See note on quorum.

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 a member required for quorum (as indicated by an asterisk next to their position), 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

To be quorate, the following members must be present:

  • members with an asterisk next to their position or their named nominees (where applicable)
  • the Indigenous academic staff member nominated by the NTEU
  • one Indigenous professional staff member.

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

Frequency of meetings

The Wingara Indigenous Employment Committee meets at least twice per year.