The A&P Government and Issues Committee provides information on pertinent issues to its constituency for their information, discussion and review. This service is not intended to represent an endorsement of a political position, candidate or legislative action. As a State educational institution and recipient of federal funds, the University is restricted in its advocacy-related activities and therefore coordinates any of these activities through Government Relations. Any contacts to or from an elected/appointed official or legislative staff should be coordinated through the University’s Government Relations office as they are the authorized representatives for the University in this area.
No University resources, people, time or equipment, may be used to influence the legislative or executive branch on behalf of the University other than through those assigned to Government Relations. At no time may University employees attempt to influence the executive or legislative branch in the awarding of a Federal grant, contract or award. Personal contacts to elected/appointed officials or legislative staff must be conducted during off-work hours and using personal, non-USF resources.
Why does the Council assign constituencies?
The A&P Council strives for effective representation of all A&P (Administration) employees at USF. To increase two-way communication, each Council member is assigned a list of their constituents (employees who are not on the Council) for the purpose of communicating information and soliciting feedback.
How are the constituencies distributed to Council members?
As much as possible we tried to give Council members constituents in their own area (this was not always possible, especially in larger groups). Also some of our Council members are temporarily representing other areas for specific reasons.
How do Council members communicate with my constituents?
At the beginning of each Council year members are encouraged to send their constituents a memo or e-mail note that introduces themselves and explains that they will be contacting the constituents on a regular basis to provide information (e.g., meeting minutes, announcements of events, etc.) and to solicit feedback on topics of importance to A&P employees. Council members are expected to create and maintain your own e-mail distribution list of constituents.