UT Staff Council (UTSC) improves conditions for staff and the University as a whole by linking different departments, business units, and individuals together to complete a common goal. We maintain a cooperative and collaborative relationship with campus leadership and are not a labor union.
Elections are held twice a year and a full-term is 2 years.
Expected Duties of Staff Council Representatives
UTSC members meet monthly, every third Thursday. You’re expected to attend in person, but we do offer a webcast option when circumstances prevent you from attending in person. If you miss more than three meetings, your membership will be up for review based on your other contributions to UTSC.
Representing Your District
Communicate with your district’s constituents in person or via email. Send them the UTSC monthly meeting summaries, resolutions, and and ask them for feedback. Bring their questions and concerns to general meetings or to a committee chair.
You will join a UTSC committee, meeting as needed to work on a year-long project, culminating in a report to the UT President. It may require independent research, additional meetings, and/or negotiations.
The President has allocated “at least four hours a month” for UTSC work, which should be enough for most UTSC business. Volunteering for a leadership role, such as a committee chair or a representative on additional campus committees, may require more time. You may need to check with your supervisor before taking on additional duties beyond being a UTSC Representative.
If you or someone you know is a good fit for UTSC, please nominate them or nominate yourself. Elections are held in April, with vacancies filled throughout the year. If your district has no open seats, you can run as an At-Large representative; contact us to get started.
- Represent your district by attending monthly meetings, communicating with your constituents, bringing their concerns to Staff Council, and contributing to committee work
- Contribute approximately 4 hours of work time each month to Staff Council, as approved by University leadership in the Staff Council’s Bylaws
- Review and abide by Staff Council’s Bylaws
- Keep your supervisor informed of your work on the Staff Council and its committees
- Report any Clery Act violations that you become aware of