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Nominations for Staff Council are now open

Please submit your nominations using our nomination form. Please check back in once we have our Voters Pamphlet ready on May 14th, 2021.

 

Who's Eligible for Staff Council?

Any full-time or regular part-time employee may be elected to the Staff Council if:

  • Their primary designation is staff rather than faculty or student
  • They've been employed by Seattle University for at least one (1) year
  • They are in good employment standing (not on a formal PIP)

How many Open Seats will there be on the Staff Council for the upcoming term July 1st, 2021 - June 30, 2023? 

  • 3 seats for Academic Focus Staff
    • 1 seat for exempt; 1 seats for non-exempt
  • 2 seats for Student Focus Staff
    • 1 seat for exempt; 1 seat for non-exempt
  • 2 seats for Structural Focus Staff
    • 1 seat for exempt, 1 seats for non-exempt
  • 2 seats for At-Large
    • At-Large seats will be appointed
    • At-Large seats allow for increased diversity on the council and magnify voices of underrepresented groups on campus
  • 9 total seats
    • 4 exempt, 3 non-exempt, 2 at-large

Find out more about the three campus areas here.

 

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Staff Council shall not discriminate against any individuals for reasons of color, race, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, political ideology, national origin, marital and family status, veteran status, ability, genetic information or other categories routinely recognized by federal and local law.

 

Next steps

Once nominations close, there will be an electronic voters pamphlet. The elections will run May 14 to May 21, 2021. The Nominations and Election Committee will process and finalize the election results. 

 


The Staff Council member structure is as follows:

  • 6 seats for Academic Focus Staff
    • 3 seats for exempt; 3 seats for nonexempt
  • 4 seats for Student Focus Staff
    • 2 seats for exempt; 2 seats for nonexempt
  • 5 seats for Administrative Operations Staff
    • 2 seats for exempt; 2 seats for nonexempt; 1 for union-represented staff
  • 4 seats for At-Large
    • At-Large seats will be appointed by the elected Staff Council in consultation with the Elections Committee
    • At-Large seats allow for increased diversity on the council and magnify voices of underrepresented groups on campus
  • 19 total seats
    • 7 exempt, 7 non-exempt, 1 union representative, 4 at-large

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