Unclassified Staff Advisory Council

Responsibilities of USAC Officers

USAC has four officer positions. There is a Chair, Chair-Elect, Past Chair and Secretary. At the June meeting each year, a chair-elect and secretary are elected from the USAC council members. Committee representatives are not eligible to hold USAC officer positions. Chair-Elects must have a minimum of two years remaining on Council.


The Chair has a variety of responsibilities. The chair:

Recommends the meeting schedule for the year
Approves the agenda for each meeting
Conducts the meeting
Serves on the University Staff Council
Manages the USAC budget
Selects Committee members with assistance of the other officers
Announces USAC nominations
Confirms interested nominees
Announces USAC voting results
Serves on Staff Development Day planning committee
Speaks at Staff Development Day
Represents the unclassified staff by serving on other university committees
Makes recommendations to the senior administration on staff to serve on search committees
Attends university functions


The Chair-Elect spends the year learning the ropes in preparation for their year as Chair. They serve on the University Staff Council and Staff Development Day committee. This person may need to fill in for the current Chair as needed.

Past Chair

The Past Chair serves as an advisor. They serve on the University Staff Council. This person does not need to still be a council member.


The Secretary has a variety of responsibilities, as noted in the Secretary's Handbook. The secretary:

Creates the meeting agenda
Sets up for the meeting
Takes notes during the meeting
Creates the meeting minutes
Maintains the USAC website
Serves on the University Staff Council
Manages the nomination and voting process

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