1. Ability to work effectively as a member of the team.
2. Commitment (being available to serve on the Committee for up to two years or longer).
3. Willingness to be away from work and attend meetings which can consist of long hours, and may include work in the evenings and on weekends.
4. According to the HSAS CBA, union leave has to be granted for Negotiations Committee members. If an individual is not comfortable taking significant union leave and being away from work for significant periods of time, then this individual is not suited for this Committee.
5. Commitment to Negotiations Committee solidarity and caucus confidentiality.
6. Open to innovative approaches to problem solving during the bargaining process.