• Next Meeting:

    The next regular monthly meeting is scheduled for August 4th, 2020.

Friday, July 10th: Over the last week, Senior Administration asked for and held two Q&A sessions with Staff Council. SC Representatives helped gather 9 pages of questions (PDF) to be addressed over the course of these two Q&As, covering topics including inclusivity, racism, the budget, closure of the childcare center, and back-to-campus planning. Both sessions were recorded, and may be viewed below.

7/9/20 Q&A with Provost Prelock and VP Gary Derr

This meeting was a follow-up to the Q&A with Provost Prelock and President Garimella on 7/2/20, and was held to address questions which the first meeting had not had time to address. 

7/2/20 Q&A with President Garimella and Provost Prelock

The UVM President and Provost requested a meeting with Staff Council which occurred on July 2nd, 2020. Staff Council Representatives gathered over 10 pages of questions to submit to them ahead of time, and the meeting consisted of President Garimella and Provost Prelock going through some of these questions. Not all topics were able to be addressed in the time allotted, so another meeting is currently being scheduled. The video below is a recording of this Q&A meeting.
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Staff Council was established in 1971 in order to give staff* a voice in the decision-making processes of the university. The Council listens and responds to the ideas and opinions of staff, and conveys them to the administration. It also works collaboratively with leadership, departments, and organizations to find solutions to issues and concerns that impact both staff and the larger UVM Community.

Staff Council also facilitates programs which benefit staff, including social events, local discounts, the Staff Emergency Loan Fund, the Community Service Award, the Professional Development Fund, and more. 

* 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 267 are not permitted to participate in Staff Council at the request of their union.