University of Missouri

54-28: An Act to Define Proper Confirmation Rejection Practices in the Operations Committee

Missouri Students Association Senate

University of Missouri


PURPOSE: To give definition to the process of confirmation rejections in the Operations committee.
WHEREAS: 2.7(A) primarily only mentions the responsibilities of the appointee; AND

WHEREAS: most of the confirmation process is left for interpretation; AND

WHEREAS: recent disputes have taken place that question the confirmation rejection process’s validity; AND

WHEREAS: set rejection guidelines given to the appointees would improve the professionalism of the confirmation process; AND

WHEREAS: future conflict may arise if the Operations committee doesn’t have a general process for confirmations.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION SENATE that Chapter 2.7(A) of the bylaws be amended to read as follows:

(A) APPOINTMENT CONFIRMATIONS – The Operations Committee shall be tasked with approving all appointments made by the President and the Speaker per the following criteria: Immediately upon selecting any appointee(s), the President and the Speaker shall submit any application(s) the appointee(s) completed for the position(s) to the Operations Committee chairman. It shall be the duty of the appointee(s) to submit a current resume to the Operations Committee forty-eight (48) hours prior to the appointee(s) confirmation date. It shall be the duty of the Missouri Students Association Advisor to ensure GPA requirements are met for all appointees.

  1. If an appointee is rejected by the Operations committee and that same appointee returns for any subsequent confirmation(s), the same members of the committee, and only the same members of the committee who voted during the initial confirmation, may vote upon the rejected appointee’s subsequent confirmation(s), if they so choose.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jack Yuratovich