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UI Staff Council
606 Jefferson Building
Iowa City, IA 52242


We Represent More Than 5,400 UI Staff Members

2007-08 Council Roster / Staff Council Bylaws

Staff Council is an elected body that represents approximately 5,400 non-bargaining professional and scientific and merit supervisory exempt/confidential staff members. These dedicated people have a substantial impact on the teaching, research, and service goals and outcomes of The University of Iowa. As a university-wide representative body, Staff Council members promote communication among staff, central administration, Faculty Senate and Student Government.

Staff Council members do not make policies, but do advance staff concerns and ideas to central administration as well as make specific recommendations for policy changes. Staff Council is composed of one representative for every 100 employees or major fraction thereof in the following categories:

--Professional Administrative and Academic
--Professional Health Care and Nursing - Non-unionized
--Professional Research
--Special Services (Merit Supervisory Exempt/Confidential)

Staff Council representatives serve on at least one of the following internal committees:

--Merit Supervisory Exempt/Confidential Committee
--Bylaws/Policies and Procedures
--Committee on Committees
--University/Government Relations
--Human Resources

Professional Development

Individuals must grow so the institution they serve can grow. The council has been involved in numerous professional development initiatives and proposals:

--Professional Development Opportunities Internship Program
--Internal Funding Opportunities
--Faculty/Staff Tuition Assistance Program
--Staff Tuition Grant Application
--Mary Jo Small Fellowship
--Staff Development and Training Programs
--Staff Council promotes staff recognition

Recognition and awards help promote staff worth and contribution to The University of Iowa. Staff Council sponsors:

--Staff Celebration Day
--Staff Excellence Awards
--Retirement Reception for Staff
--The Iowa Program

Recommending University-Wide Committee Appointments

Staff Council's Committee on Committees recommends the most qualified staff for appointments to Charter and non-Charter University Committees including: