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September 23, 2022

Staff system affiliation questions finalized – view the questions and next steps

Employees can view the full list of staff system questions.

Staff Council anticipates receiving responses from the systems by October 6, and they will be posted to the university system affiliation website.

Next, Staff Council will hold a meeting on October 17 to discuss the responses from each system and to assess their strengths and weaknesses. The results of these discussions will be incorporated into a report and submitted to Dr. Westbrook by October 21. The report will later be presented at the October Board of Regents meeting.

Staff Council encourages staff to stay involved in these discussions by communicating with their Staff Council representative(s).

September 5, 2022

Special session announced — provide your feedback on university affiliation

Staff Council would like to hear from you regarding joining a university system! To facilitate your response, we're offering staff members multiple ways to provide input:

Responses submitted by Friday, September 16 will be provided for discussion during a special session to be held 9:30 a.m. Monday, September 19 in McGee Business Building, Room 133. Zoom stream information will be shared with staff members via email.

August 2, 2022

August meeting to include presentation on FY23 budget, bonuses

SFA Budget Director Jessica Barrett will discuss the upcoming budget and employee bonuses during the August 8 Staff Council meeting, and employees also will hear updates on the new Employee Assistance Program. With Staff Council's inaugural year concluding, the gavel will be passed, and members will recognize new and outgoing representatives. 

July 20, 2022

Staff Council elections to be held July 21 to 28

Recently selected nominees for SFA Staff Council representatives are slated for the 2022 election cycle, and voting will be open Thursday, July 21 through Thursday, July 28.

Representatives are elected by staff members according to occupational classification, and seats for 2022 are open in the professional, technical/paraprofessional, administrative support, and service/maintenance categories.

Your voice matters! Visit the Elections page and follow the instructions to cast your vote.

June 7, 2022

Upcoming meeting to host university president; nominations for elections open

Staff Council will host Interim President Dr. Steve Westbrook during its upcoming meeting Monday, June 13. The council will meet in McGee Business Building, Room 133, and Zoom stream information will be shared via email.

If you would like to be a part of the Staff Council’s ongoing efforts to advocate for campus improvement, see the Staff Council Elections page for details about submitting a nomination. Nominations for representatives will remain open through Friday, June 17, and elections will be held in July.

June 1, 2022

Staff Council seeking nominations for representatives

Are you interested in shaping conversations that affect SFA staff members? Are you willing to serve, or do you know another staff member willing to serve as a voice for campus employees? Be a part of the Staff Council’s ongoing efforts to advocate for campus improvement by nominating a staff member to run for office as a council representative.

Nominations for representatives will remain open from Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 17, and elections will be held in July.

April 8, 2022

April 18 topics to include space utilization, shared governance and training curriculum

Staff Council will host several guest speakers on a range of topics during its Monday, April 18 session.

  • Mr. John Branch, Interim Director, Physical Plant
    Update on the work of the Campus Master Plan Committee
  • Dr. Lorenzo Smith, Executive Vice President and Provost
    Shared governance document
  • Mr. Brandon Stringfield and Ms. Kay Johnson
    Update on the work of the Training Curriculum Task Force

View the complete meeting agenda on the Meeting Information page.

February 22, 2022

Staff Council to meet Feb. 28

The Staff Council Worklife Committee will present research on university systems during a special session Monday, February 28 at 1:30 p.m. The committee solicited questions from SFA staff members as part of its research. The findings are intended to inform and empower employees through research about system structure and organization, job security, and employee benefits.

The meeting will be held in the McGee Business Building, Room 133, and a Zoom link will be sent to staff members by email prior to the meeting.

February 9, 2022

Staff Council to meet Feb. 14

SFA's Staff Council will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, in the McGee Business Building, Room 133, and via Zoom.

At the request of staff members and council representatives, attendees will hear a slate of presentations. Judi Kruwell, interim vice president for finance and administration, will discuss possible outsourcing of positions; John Wyatt, interim director of human resources, will address the recently released staff salary study; and Dr. Michara DeLaney-Fields, chief diversity officer, will discuss the upcoming campus climate survey.

Staff members will receive a Zoom link by email prior to the meeting for those who prefer to attend remotely.

The council encourages staff members to be involved in campus conversations by engaging with their representatives.

December 15, 2021

January meeting announced

Staff Council will meet on Monday, January 10 at 1:30 p.m. in McGee Business Building, Room 133. We also will stream the meeting on Zoom, and the Zoom info will be shared via SFA Today email.

November 18, 2021

Meeting agenda announced

Staff Council will hold its first official meeting on Thursday, December 2 at 1 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and will take place in the McGee Business Building room 133. Zoom meeting information will be sent in advance to staff members via email. You also may request a link by emailing Staff Council.

Download the meeting agenda.
Download the Staff Council bylaws.

October 25, 2021

  • Staff Council’s bylaws committee has been hard at work researching and crafting bylaws. Council representatives have been providing input, and we hope to have a complete draft of the bylaws ready in early November. Once bylaws are finalized, we can proceed with our first official meeting. Watch SFA Today and your email for more information!
  • Staff Council representatives provided feedback on the shared governance document. Once the document is finalized, it will be shared.
  • We’re developing methods for easy, two-way communication between staff and Staff Council representatives. As these are launched, we’ll share information via email, SFA Today, and printed materials.

September 17, 2021

Staff Council formation and communication

Your Staff Council is hard at work on the following initiatives this fall:

  • drafting and approving our organizational bylaws, which will govern the work of the council and provide the framework within which we operate
  • developing a mission statement
  • crafting goals for the council’s first year.

As your elected representatives begin the work of formalizing the creation of the Staff Council, we encourage you to stay informed, to be involved and to utilize this important group to serve the needs of our staff community.

Staying informed

One easy way to stay informed is to sign up for Staff Council JackText alerts to be sent to your mobile phone. Here’s how to sign up:

  1. Log in to mySFA.
  2. Click the Resources tab.
  3. Under Technical Services and Email Lists, click the link for Self-Service Banner.
  4. On the new page, click the Personal Information tab.
  5. Click the link for JackText.

If you have not signed up for JackText:

  1. Choose Add a cell phone and click Submit.
  2. When you fill out the next page, ensure you click the box beside Staff Council Notifications near the bottom.

If you previously signed up for JackText:

  1. Choose Modify a cell phone and click Submit.
  2. On the next page, choose the cellphone number you want to update.
  3. On the next page, ensure you click the box beside Staff Council Notifications near the bottom.

July 9, 2021

2021 nominations and elections

  • Nomination period: Monday, July 12, to Friday, July 23
  • Election period: Tuesday, Aug. 17, to Tuesday, Aug. 24