ROLE OF CLASSIFIED STAFF IN PARTICIPATORY GOVERNANCE
In the case of the classified staff, Title 5, Section 51023.5 specifically requires that the District’s Board of Trustees “adopt policies and procedures that provide district and college staff the opportunity to participate effectively in district and college governance.” In accordance with law and district policy, Oxnard College promotes, supports and encourages classified staff participation in campus and district committees, and provides
classified staff with opportunities to participate in formulation and development of policies of procedures. To that end, Oxnard College consults collegially with selected representatives of classified staff. Consultation includes all areas “which will have a significant effect on staff,” but which exist outside the collective bargaining arena.
This includes, but is not limited to, areas that affect staff environment and morale. As specified in collective bargaining contracts between the district and classified staff, the college actively endorses classified membership on contractually mandated committees.