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Current News & Activities

Spirit Award Renamed The Meg Cullen-Brown Magis Award

At the April 2018 Staff Senate meeting, a motion was made to rename the monthly Staff Senate Spirit Award in honor of our late colleague and friend, Meg Cullen-Brown. The Staff Senate unanimously voted in approval of such a change. A few weeks later, at the Staff Senate Recognition and Excellence Awards ceremony, Meg’s family members joined Staff Senators and guests as Mark Murphy read a proclamation officially declaring that beginning on June 1, 2018 the monthly spirit award will now be known as the “Meg Cullen-Brown Magis Award.” Each month, we can now express appreciation to those staff members that follow in Meg’s footsteps, inspiring and enriching our community through the Jesuit ideals of being men and women for others and magis.

We ask that you send in a nomination this month, and every month, to pay tribute to the magis that you see amongst your colleagues, and that you keep Meg’s memory and her family in your thoughts and in your prayers.


Staff Senate Orientation and Planning Day

On Thursday, June 6, 2019, the Staff Senators for the 2019-2020 academic year will participate in an Orientation and Planning Day. Held at the Chapman Lake Retreat Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., this event will bring together the new and returning senators for a day of learning, planning, team-building and fun. Special guest presenters include Fr. Pat Rogers, SJ, who will speak about the Mission of the University and how it relates to our work, and Ed Steinmetz, Jr., Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration, who will give a presentation on the 2019-20 budget.

Christmas Luncheon

Thanks to the 396 staff members who attended, our fundraising efforts for the Leahy Community Health and Family Center were a huge success. We raised $1,300 and collected 640 lbs. of food to be used to support the Center’s community efforts. Staff Senate committees, offices and departments donated the baskets. View the list of baskets and winners. We thank everyone for your generosity!

Employee Resource Document

The Staff Development Committee has updated the Employee Resource Document. View the document.

Monthly Staff Senate Meeting

Meeting Dates

Staff members are welcome to attend. If more than three (3) staff members from your department are planning on attending, please let Amy Driscoll McNulty, Staff Senate President, know in advance so that adequate arrangements (seating, etc.) may be made to accommodate all guests.

Staff Handbook Available Online

As of June 20, 2013 the updated Handbook for Staff and Administrators has been distributed electronically and posted to the HR website

This major project was led by the Office of Human Resources with support and feedback from the Staff Senate and President's Cabinet.  The revision process began with Human Resources updating the existing handbook to reflect current practices and appropriate compliance and legal mandates.  A revised draft was then provided to the Staff Senate for input.  The Staff Senate convened the committee, reviewed the handbook and provided constructive feedback.  Once the Staff Senate completed this review, follow-up meetings were held with Human Resources to discuss the Senate's comments.  This draft was then presented to the President's Cabinet for final review.

This 2013 Handbook replaces and supercedes all previous versions of the handbook in its entirety and should be used as the current source of information regarding employment with the University.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources at (570) 941-7767.

Contact Us

The Staff Senate is more involved than ever and wants to hear from staff members on issues that we can bring to the table for discussion and resolution. If you have any issues that you would like us to address, please email the Staff Senate at or one of your representatives.