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Nominations for Staff Council are now closed

The deadline for nominations is now closed. Please check back in once we have our Voters Pamplete ready.

 

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 November 1st 2020 - June 30th, 2020? 

  • 3 seats for Academic Focus Staff
    • 1 seat for exempt; 2 seats for nonexempt
  • 2 seats for Student Focus Staff
    • 1 seat for exempt; 1 seat for nonexempt
  • 4 seats for Structural Focus Staff
    • 2 seats for exempt* 1 seats for nonexempt; 1 for union-represented staff
    • *1 exempt within this category will be a 1-year term to fill a current vacancy to set to end June 30, 2021
  • 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
  • 11 total seats
    • 4 exempt, 4 non-exempt, 1 union representative, 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 September 28th-October 2nd. 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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