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Apply for a UT Staff Council Professional Development Grant (deadline: 10/3/2021)

Sept. 13, 2021

We are happy to announce that we are accepting applications for the Fall 2021 UT Staff Council Professional Development Grant cycle. The application period runs from Monday, September 13, 2021 through midnight CST on Sunday, October 3, 2021.


Join Us! August 2021 General Meeting

Aug. 16, 2021

Please make plans to attend the virtual August General Meeeting this Thursday, August 19 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm.

Our guest speakers include:

Join Us! July 2021 General Meeting

July 14, 2021

Please make plans to attend the July General Meeeting this Thursday, July 15 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm.

Our guest speakers include:

Join Us! June 2021 General Meeting and News from the Chair

June 15, 2021

As Staff Council begins its 20th year on campus, I am honored to serve you as Staff Council's chair through May 2022.  As the students return to campus for fall and we all navigate into our new routines, I look forward to working with staff as we return to a new normal.

May General Meeting Reminder and Farwell From Chair Rainbow Di Benedetto

May 18, 2021

I hope that you can attend our May general meeting this Thursday, May 20th, from 2:00-3:30pm (add to calendar). We are glad to welcome President Hartzell to hear the end-of-year presentations from our remaining four committees:

Join Us! May General Meeting with President Hartzell

May 4, 2021

Our May general meeting will be happening on Thursday, May 20th, from 2:00-3:30pm (add to calendar). We are excited to have President Hartzell joining us, and we'll be hearing end-of-year presentations from these committees:

Join Us! Strategic Conversation with Staff

April 22, 2021

I’m writing today with an exciting opportunity to be a part of UT’s Strategic Planning effort.  You may remember that President Hartzell told us about this important initiative in an email earlier this year, where he said,  “The idea here is to create a shared road map of opportunity for our campus community. In what areas can we lead, innovate and excel together during the next decade? What capacities do we need to develop in order to meet our new challenges?

UTSC Supports Our Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander Colleagues

April 16, 2021

As we're sure you are aware, and as President Hartzell referenced in his email of a few weeks ago, we as a nation have been witnessing a distressing rise in anti-Asian rhetoric and violence.  Staff Council stands in support of our Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander colleagues, who are an integral part of our country and our UT community, and against racism and bigotry in any form.  We also recognize that while words do matter, words are not enough.  Part of our work in serving you, the staff members who are vital to the mis

Join Us! Annual Earth Month Sustainability Lunch

April 14, 2021

For the last four years, the Staff Council Sustainability Committee has partnered with the Office of Sustainability to co-host a staff appreciation lunch in April.  Last year’s event was unfortunately canceled due to COVID-19, but we are happy to announce the Earth Month Staff Sustainability Lunch is back (via Zoom, of course, and minus the food) on Friday, April 30th from noon-1:00. Click here to add it to your calendar now.

Join Us! End-of-Term General Meetings (April and May 2021)

April 6, 2021

I am excited to invite you to the first of our two end-of-term general meetings, at which we'll be joined by leadership as our committees present their accomplishments over the course of the term. Our April general meeting will be held via Zoom next Thursday, April 15th from 2:00-3:30pm. Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Darrell Bazzell will be joining us, and we'll be hearing from the following committees: