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The Staff Council will have five permanent, or standing, committees, in addition to the Executive Committee.

Communication & Assessment – will identify and use appropriate forms of communication to ensure the equitable distribution of information for all staff members.  The committee will set up and maintain the Staff Council’s webpage and produce a quarterly electronic newsletter, the “Staff Quarterly”. The committee will coordinate focus groups and electronic assessment instruments as needed for the Staff Council or other Staff Council committees. The committee will author and send all direct emails to all staff as needed by the Council or other committees, and will assist with the creation of Inside JCU submissions as needed.

Community Building & Networking – will plan and implement activities for the staff that will foster social interaction and develop opportunities for staff to build community. The committee will coordinate evens including but not limited to social gatherings, sporting event tickets, New Hire Breakfasts, and Morning Socials.

Membership, Governance & Finance – will coordinate and supervise the election of staff representatives, and recommend staff representatives to University committees.  The committee will report monthly on the financial status of the Staff Council and will draft an itemized budget for review and approval.

Mission & Advocacy – will coordinate with Human Resources such programs and initiatives which aid new and existing employees in connecting with each other and University Life. The committee will coordinate Staff Council advocacy regarding matters affecting life in the workplace. The committee will work closely with the Mission and Identity Department and will promote pertinent information regarding the University’s Catholic Identity and Mission. Our mission would include promoting service opportunities that would qualify for mission leave.

Recognition – will work to develop and coordinate an equitable recognition and award system, including milestone anniversaries and Staff Awards.  The committee will serve as a resource to the University community in the recognition of staff.

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