Staff Senate Updates
Staff Senate is now accepting senator nominations for the term beginning July 2015. Those elected will have the chance to serve Missouri State University by advocating for continuous improvements to personal and professional development opportunities for staff and by initiating or assisting in programs and changes that benefit staff at the university. Senators must be able to fulfill all three of the following criteria:
If you or another staff person that you know would like to get involved by becoming a Staff Senate senator, fill out the nomination form found on the Staff Senate Blog by May 1, 2015.
The following Staff Senate seats are available for the term beginning July 2015:
1 seat – Job Family 1 (administrative support positions)
1 seat – Job Family 2 (skilled crafts/trades positions)
1 seat – Job Family 4 (executive, administrative, and managerial positions)
1 seat – President’s Area
1 seat – University Advancement
1 seat – Research & Economic Advancement
If you do not know the job family of the person you wish to nominate, you can refer to the Office of Human Resources web page on job descriptions. Follow this link, and then enter the job title of the person you wish to nominate. Locate and click on the appropriate job description page, and then scroll down until you find the heading “Job Family.”
The 2015 Annual Administrative Professional's Celebration Luncheon is scheduled for April 22, 2015 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Please visit our event page for more information!
At the March, 2015 Staff Senate meeting, the Senate considered a proposed resolution to Staff Senate regarding the upcoming vote to repeal the Springfield City Council Civil Rights ordinance as it relates to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LBGT) population. This issue is on the Springfield ballot in April. Several staff members attended the meeting and spoke on this issue. The Staff Senate voted to aprove the resolution, making it clear that Staff Senate supports upholding the Springfield City Council Civil Right Ordinance and opposes the repeal of protections extended to any members of our community, especially in relation to the LGBT community.
To view the resolution, click here.
To view the Springfield City Council Civil Rights Ordinance, click here.
To learn more about the purpose of Staff Senate at Missouri State, check out our promotional video!
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Isabel's House toy drive this year! Thanks to the generosity of the staff at Missouri State, we donated approximately $3,100.00 in toys this year! That's almost a 60% increase over last year's donation! In addition, individuls donated an additional $165.00 in non-toy supplies for Isabel's House.
This year, Staff Senate has partnered with the MSU Bookstore to create t-shirts that say “Proud to be Staff.” For every shirt sold, $2 will be donated to the Staff Senate scholarship. Click on the image to the right to view a larger version of the t-shirt design. You can purchase these fabulous shirts for $12 at the MSU Bookstore front counter when you show your staff ID card.