Staff Council At-Large Elections
Staff Council is conducting its annual election of campus at-large representatives. All full-time and part-time Carnegie Mellon staff who are not represented by Faculty Senate or a collective bargaining unit are eligible for nomination. Staff Council seeks representatives from all departments and areas and encourages you to nominate yourself!
At-Large Elections Timeline
(All begin at 12:01 AM, ending at 11:59 PM, unless otherwise noted)
Nominee Accept/Decline Nomination: April 6 - April 12
Nominee Upload of Bio/Photo: April 13 - April 19Voting Period begins: April 22
Voting Period ends (5:00 PM): May 3
Election Results: May 9
How Does Staff Council Benefit Me?
Staff Council provides a forum for you to voice the concerns of staff. Members work closely with Carnegie Mellon administrators to address current issues and develop the best solutions for the majority of staff. Staff Council is a great way to meet new people and learn about important issues that face the University.
Staff Council Duties and Responsibilities
There are three main responsibilities of a staff council representative:
Communication with ConstituentsThe Staff Council representative’s most important role is to serve as a conduit to your constituents, providing important information about opportunities for personal and professional development, ways to become more involved on campus, and university policies which affect staff members.
Service on a CommitteeThe work of Staff Council is accomplished through committees. A committee structure is a time- honored way to spread the responsibilities among all members. You are required to serve on one standing committee, but you are free to serve on additional committees.
Attendance at MeetingsBe present at General Body meetings so that you remain informed for your constituents. Absence from four meetings within the Staff Council business year (August – July) without appropriate notice is cause for dismissal from Council. Prior notice about an absence should be directed to the president and/or secretary.
How Does Staff Council Operate?
Staff Council representatives are elected for a two-year term. We meet on the third Thursday of each month at noon. Representatives are expected to actively participate in meetings and on standing committees. They are responsible for maintaining the communication link between Staff Council and staff. (Current Officers and Representatives). Staff Council Officers for 2013-2014 will be elected at the Staff Council General Body meeting on April 18, 2013.
What Do Committees Do?
Committees work on issues and prepare recommendations to the council. Staff Council standing committees are: Benefits, Communications, Constitution, Elections, Food Drive, Relations & Grievance Advisory, Kennywood, Rewards & Recognition and Take Our Daughters/ Sons to Work.