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Staff Council Officer Elections 2016

The leadership positions of Staff Council President and Vice President are elected every two years during the month of May through a University-wide election. All non-represented UVM staff are invited to vote for these officers.*

To be eligible to run for either of these positions, you must be qualified to serve as a Regular member of the Staff Council whose record in Human Resources shows that you:

(a.) are a regular full-time or part-time employee at the University of Vermont, and not on probation at the time of election;

(b.) your job is part of the University’s Career/Pay System;

(c.) you are not employed in the Staff Council Office.

In addition, the President and Vice President shall have a minimum of six months of Staff Council experience within the previous six years. The President's experience must be as an elected representative.

Voting in the Staff Council Officer Election will be open May 4th - May 11th, 2016.

If you are eligible to vote in this election, you will receive an invitation to the online ballot on May 4th, 2016.

If you'd like to learn more about the 2016 Nominees, attend the Staff Council Meeting on May 3rd, 2016 from 12:05pm-1:30pm in the Davis Center Livak Ballroom - the candidates will speak briefly about their vision for Staff Council and will be available for your questions.


Nominee for Staff Council President

Karmen Swim

Karmen Swim

HR Administrator
Dean’s Office
College of Medicine

To find out more about Karmen, click here.

A transcript of this video is available via email request.


Nominee for Staff Council Vice President

Bethany Wolfe

Bethany Wolfe

Assistant to the Vice President for Executive Operations
President’s Office

To find out more about Bethany, click here.

A transcript of this video is available via email request.


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If you have additional questions or concerns about the Staff Council Officer Elections, please contact the Staff Council Office at or 656-4493.


*Although the Staff Council serves as the voice and advocate for all staff, it does not have the same function as the 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 and will not take part in any elections. 

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