The University Staff Council (USC) stated mission is to represent the interests of and the issues impacting both classified and non-classified staff employees at Texas A&M - College Station.
The council will provide a voice and integrate staff perspective by:
- Acting as a conduit for two-way communication between staff and administration.
- Engaging staff and bringing their interests before the administration.
- Identifying university issues and their impact on staff.
- Exploring and researching possible solutions.
- Providing options and recommendations to the President.
- Interacting with other councils.
The University Staff Council will not act in an advocacy role in any specific employee/employer policy matter or dispute within the University, nor will it assume the role of arbitrator in any such matter. Employees are encouraged to work directly with their supervisor or management personnel, or their appropriate Human Resources office, if issues are specific to their personal situation. Employees submitting inquiries to this website should be aware that an inquiry will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the University Staff Council for response.
June 21, 2013
The University Staff Council invites all University Staff to attend an open forum with Dr. Bowen Loftin, President of Texas A&M University on June 21st, 2013 in the Rudder Theater at 1:30 pm. The theme for the forum is University Moving Forward. We encourage your participation and hope to see you there. If you have a question you would like to submit for Dr. Loftin, please send it in an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to attend in person, there will be a link to streaming video on the University Staff Council website at http://ttvn.tamus.edu/webcasts on Channel 20.
April 16, 2013
The deadline to apply for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 Staff Scholarships is May 31, 2013.
September 14, 2012
Letter to Provost Karan Watson summarizing the review, observations and impact of the MGT Report including IT services and Human Resource operations.
September 4, 2012
The 2011-2012 University Staff Council Annual Report is now available here.
April 25, 2012
Memo to Texas A&M Staff summarizing undertakings and concerns of the University Staff Council in regards to the potential outsourcing of dining, landscape, maintenance, and custodial services. Please send questions or comments to email@example.com.
March 22, 2012
The video of yesterday's University Staff Forum, featuring Chancellor John Sharp, is available on MediaMatrix here:
March 21, 2012
The University Staff Council is pleased to invite Texas A&M University staff to our annual Spring Forum. Our featured speaker will be Mr. John Sharp, Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System. The Forum will take place from 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. in Rudder Theater.
Staff unable to attend the meeting in person may join us via live webcast on the TTVN web site webcast page at http://ttvn.tamus.edu/webcasts Channel 20. A recorded version will also be available for future viewing on the USC webpage. The live webcast and recording will both be available in a Windows Media format. Technical support during the live webcast will be available from TTVN Video Operations at (979) 862-2241.
March 8, 2012
The University Staff Council sent a letter to Dr. Loftin, President of Texas A&M University, expressing its willingness to participate in the evaluation of the recent Requests for Proposal for possible outsourcing of Dining Services, Landscape Maintenance, Building Maintenance, and Custodial Services. The USC requests staff involvement in the process and urges staffing plans, including salaries and benefits, be of primary consideration.
October 24, 2011
2011 Staff Conference: Focus on YOUR Success Employee and Organizational Development is pleased to announce the 2011 Staff Conference: Focus on YOUR Success - the first university conference specifically targeted at the success of Texas A&M staff. This event will be held in Rudder Tower on November 10, 2011. For more details about the conference and to register, please visit the 2011 Staff Conference webpage at http://eodinfo.tamu.edu/staffconf online.
The University Staff Council would like to remind all of its constituents about the Provost's Commitment to Excellence Dialogues taking place on September 27th from Noon to 1:30 at the General Services Complex. This event is being co-hosted by the University Staff Council in an effort to help engage in ideas, decisions, and the pursuit of activities that help our university in its pursuit of excellence. This particular discussion focuses on the responsibilities of administration and staff as part of advancing our role as a leading academic institution. The format of the gathering will be a panel discussion with leaders from various divisions within the university to provide information, answer questions, and gather input and ideas. Please bring a lunch if you wish (drinks will be provided). More information can be found at http://provost.tamu.edu.
September 9, 2011
The 2010-2011 University Staff Council Annual Report is now available here.
July 12, 2011
UPDATE: PowerPoint presentations from the open forum are available on the Presentations Page. A streaming video of the open forum will be available shortly.
The University Staff Council (USC) will host an open forum for all staff on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. The forum will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Room 601 of Rudder Tower. The following speakers will make presentations on current issues of interest to all staff: Kevin McGinnis, Director, Risk Management & Benefits Administration, will present a FY12 Benefits Update; Deborah Wright, Assistant Vice President for Finance, will present a FY12 Budget Update; Tracy Foster, Senior Financial Analyst in the Budget and Planning Department, will provide a Legislative Update; and Venesa Flores, University Calendar Committee, will discuss how the calendar is built and how holidays are determined. Jeannie Laird and Kevin Gustavus, USC Chair and Vice Chair, will provide a brief update on USC activities and there will be an opportunity for questions. A meet and greet reception will follow. All staff members are encouraged to attend.
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