Staff Senate Initiatives

Ongoing Initiatives

  • Represent staff through direct participation in University committees
    • Executive Budget
    • Administrative Budget
    • Shared Leave
    • IT Council
    • Health Care & Benefits
    • Space Allocation
    • Staff Excellence in Service Awards
  • Partner with University representative bodies including Faculty Senate and SGA
    • Membership in Faculty Senate
    • Student Government Association representation
    • Monthly leadership collaboration lunches between the Chair and Chair-elect of Staff Senate, the Chair and Chair-elect of Faculty Senate, and the President and Vice President of Student Government
  • Perform the Staff Satisfaction Survey every two years and report back findings to the University administration and Board of Governors.
  • Sponsor and coordinate Breast Cancer Awareness fundraising
  • Raise funds for the Staff Senate Scholarship
  • Provide information about Staff Senate during the Human Resources New Employee Orientation
  • Participate in the City of Springfield Adopt-A-Street program
  • Facilitate the Staff Senate Leadership Series which includes the leadership book club, sponsorship of the administrative professionals forum, and the yearly luncheon for former Staff Senate chairpersons focused on mentorship and service.
  • Enhance staff engagement at University athletic events including BearFest Village and staff appreciation day at the Missouri State University vs. University of Missouri baseball game
  • Coordinate the yearly Staff Senate picnic
  • Sponsor Pineapple Whip once each year to express appreciation to staff