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Members of the Staff Council HR & Executive committees, who worked on volunteer policy
It's with great excitement that we announce the new UI Volunteer Time Release Policy, which will be added to the UI Operations Manual in Chapter 24 - Flexible Work Arrangements. The UI Staff Council Human Resource Committee, UI Staff Council, and UI Faculty Senate have all approved the new policy.
Staff Council annually awards the Board of Regents Staff Excellence Award, The UI Outstanding Staff Award, and the David J. Skorton Staff Excellence Award in Service to The University of Iowa. Find more information and nominate a deserving staff member by visiting:
My name is John Laverty and as president of the University of Iowa Staff Council (UISC), I want to thank you for providing time to hear my remarks today. First I’d like to share some of what the 7,500 Professional & Scientific and Merit Supervisory Exempt/Confidential staff I represent are contributing to the academic, research and service mission of the university and to the State of Iowa.
UI Staff Council elections are now open for voting. Voting runs from April 6th through April 20th. By voting in this year’s UI Staff Council elections, you’ll be entered to win one of four $25 Downtown District gift cards. If you have questions, please contact either Erin Brothers or Kevin Zihlman.
Staff Council Education Committee
Staff Council's Education committee does a great job introducing new staff members to all the great resources the University has to offer. They also work to offer new and interesting professional development opportunities. Members from left to right are: Craig Spitzer, Linda Varvel, Carly Armour, Rudia Kihura, and Julia Woodiwiss.  
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Staff Council Mission

The Council supports the University mission. In pursuing that mission, the Council seeks to advance such endeavors through visibly active staff participation/involvement both campus-wide and community-wide in a spirit of unity and open communication with other shared governance organizations on campus.

The goals of the Council are to:

  • Advocate on behalf of represented staff
  • Advise the University Administration on policies
  • Inform the University community of the activities of the Council
  • Promote University relations within the community of Iowa City and the State of Iowa
  • Collaborate with shared governance organizations on campus, notably the Faculty
  • Senate, Student Government and organizational shared governance groups
  • Promote staff learning through professional development and awards
  • Promote communication and shared governance among staff, central administration, Faculty Senate and Student Government