Staff News

Staff Council Function Representative nominations will begin in March 2017 with the elections being held in April 2017. We strongly encourage any non-organized staff member to consider running for Staff Council. Start thinking about nominating yourself or a colleague that you believe represents your function well. If you are wondering what functions will have open positions, see the 2016-2017 Staff Council Roster for term end dates. You can also email with any questions.
An updated Staff Council survey was sent to all non-organized staff Wednesday, December 28, 2016 and was recently closed. We received more than 2,000 responses and are currently analyzing the responses.
UI Staff Council has developed a Workplace Support Matrix to ease information retrieval.

Staff Council Events

Archived Meetings and Agendas

View list of archived meetings and agendas

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