University of Vermont

STAFF COUNCIL - Serving as a voice and advocate for all staff at UVM since 1971

Committee Membership Application

The Staff Council is composed of four (4) Standing Committees - Compensation, Benefits, & Budget; Personal and Professional Development & Occupational Environment; Outreach, Assessment, & University Engagement; Social - which work to address staff concerns on a wide range of issues while building community at UVM. Standing Committees are composed of elected Staff Council Representatives and volunteer participants. Membership is open to non-represented staff*, faculty, retirees, and students. Meetings occur once a month for approximately one hour. The Time Release Policy for Community and Professional Service in the UVM Staff Handbook encourages supervisors to provide a reasonable amount of release time for non-represented staff to volunteer in this and other capacities.

Participation on a Staff Council Standing Committee is a great opportunity for those who wish to expand their knowledge of the University while working to address the needs and concerns of staff. Each Standing Committee has a distinct area of focus to provide effective advocacy on specific issues. Through outreach, research, and investigation, committees work to gain a full understanding of staff needs and concerns in order to represent them to university leaders. Through continued engagement and collaboration with these leaders, as well as organizations, and departments, committees seek to find solutions that contribute to institutional efficacy while promoting a safe and welcoming culture and climate at UVM for all. The majority of the work of the Staff Council occurs within these committees and provides opportunities for multiple opinions and views to be heard and considered.

Standing Committee Membership Application

If you are interested in participating on a Standing Committee, please complete a form below.

Membership forms can be returned by fax to 656-8790, as an attachment to Staff.Council@uvm.edu, or through campus mail to the Staff Council Office, 313 Waterman. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Staff Council Office at 656-4493.

* Although the Staff Council serves as the voice and advocate for all staff, it does not have the same function as Collective Bargaining Units to which some members of the UVM staff belong. Those staff  who belong to UE Local 267are not permitted to participate in Staff Council  at the request of  their union.

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