Staff Senate

The University Staff Senate, a representative body of full-time and part-time staff employees, is organized to assist in the realization of the officially approved objectives of The University of Scranton in accordance with the functions assigned to it by the Board of Trustees:

The Staff Senate exists to contribute to the success of The University of Scranton by fully supporting the Mission of the University. As a constituent organization, the Staff Senate, along with the Faculty Senate and Student Senate, operates as a part of the University governance system to provide a forum for open communication and ongoing dialogue among staff and between staff and the administration, faculty, students and the University community. The Staff Senate shall be a consultative and deliberative body that makes recommendations on matters which have a significant bearing on The University of Scranton. The Staff Senate shall promote the growth and welfare of its staff employees, and a positive and supportive work environment.

The Staff Senate, through its elected representatives, shall serve as the official nominating body for staff appointments to committees and task forces as requested.

The Staff Senate is not a decision-making body with regard to wages and conditions of employment, although it may provide a forum where certain aspects of these items may be discussed for the purpose of making appropriate recommendations.

The Staff Senate has monthly meetings that are open to all staff. Employees are encouraged to attend.   Elected Senators and alternates are expected to attend monthly meetings and encouraged to attend as many Senate sponsored events as possible. Attendance is important for the senate to move forward with its tasks as a part of the University Governance System.   

Supervisors are encouraged to make reasonable efforts to allow Staff Senators/Alternates to attend meetings and sponsored events.  As an official part of The University of Scranton Governance system, staff member’s time attending meetings and sponsored events is considered work time during regular work hours.

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