Classified Senate

Overview

Classified Senate

The Classified Senate shall represent the Classified Employees of Long Beach City College with regard to governance and decision-making, and on matters that are not related to collective bargaining and contract negotiations, and contribute to the campus community and student success.

Classified Senates are professional participatory groups representing classified employees in organizational and participatory governance.

Senates in the state of California help promote the interests of all district-wide classified employees in accordance with AB1725 mandates. This enables Classified Employees to fully participate in the process of achieving the goals and mission of the college and help promote a successful learning environment for our students. Senates should provide more opportunities for classified employees to participate in participatory governance at our campus on a consultative level. Classified Senates represent Classified Employees on matters that are outside the scope collective bargaining, grievances and contract negotiations. The AFT Union, LBCC6108, is solely responsible for these important functions.

The Classified Senate Council is made up of 5 Executive Committee members, and 8 area Senators who represent Classified Employees in different areas on both campuses. Our council meetings are open to all and are held at regularly scheduled intervals which you can find on our meeting schedule page for dates, times and locations.

Please read the Participatory Governance Support Statement (published October 25, 2018), which outlines and clarifies the suggested participation of Classified Employees in participatory (shared) governance committees.

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California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS)

4CS is a non-profit organization, formed by the California Community College’s classified staff to serve as the statewide classified senate. 4CS supports the leadership roles of classified staff in the governance of the California Community College System through the development and support of local senates, advocating increased involvement at the state level, and promoting leadership skills among classified staff.