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If you would like more information about any of the above committees or to recommend yourself or a colleague to serve on a committee, please send us an email at staffassoc@umsl.edu with your name and the committee(s). Visit the Bylaws for more information.

Standing Committees

Communications

The Communications Committee shall consist of at least three (3) members. Duties of the Communications Committee shall be to coordinate and provide information to Staff Association members, and to promote and encourage ideas for the Staff Association newsletter, which shall be published on a regular basis. The Staff Association newsletter shall have an editor appointed by the chair of the committee, subject to the approval of the Staff Council. The appointment of the editor is to be ongoing, with periodic reviews. The editor of the Staff Association newsletter shall be an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Staff Council if not an elected member of the Staff Council and shall attend all Staff Council meetings. The chair of the committee may serve as the editor. The chair of the committee shall recommend a webmaster each year, subject to the approval of the Staff Council. The web master shall be responsible for revising and updating the Staff Association web pages. This appointment shall be an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Staff Council if not an elected member of the Staff Council. The chair of the committee may serve as web master.

Membership and Elections

The Membership and Elections Committee shall consist of at least three (3) members.

Duties of the Membership and Elections Committee shall be to determine the eligibility for Staff Association membership, to welcome new members in an appropriate fashion, to maintain a list of members, to annually review membership numbers, to solicit nominations for Staff Council and conduct elections.

Employee Advocacy

The Employee Advocacy Committee shall consist of at least three (3) members.

The duties of the Employee Advocacy Committee are to bring to the Staff Council concerns that have been initiated by the membership concerning working conditions, benefits and other issues relating to the welfare of the staff. The duties shall include, but not be limited to, 1) assisting any staff member who wishes to discuss a welfare issue, 2) consulting with various administrative offices and/or services concerning welfare issues, and 3) bringing welfare concerns to the attention of the Staff Council for appropriate consideration.