Staff News

2018 Staff Council Retreat - UI Visual Arts Building
Staff councilors met at the new Visual Arts building this month to plan their committee work for the year. The committees drive much of the council's work including volunteer events and policy changes. Please take a moment to review our committees page and let us know if you have ideas the council should consider. 
UI Learning and Development is pleased to once again offer a significant number of Professional Development (PD) Awards. All UI staff members in a regular appointment, 50% time and greater, are eligible to apply for a PD Award. Award recipients, selected through a drawing, will receive free registration to one fee-required UI Learning and Development workshop.
Staff Council marches in the 2018 Iowa City Pride Parade
June 16, 2018 marked Iowa City’s 48th Pride Parade. For the first time ever, the University of Iowa marched in the Iowa City Pride parade and was an official sponsor! Seven UISC members marched along with the wonderful group of UI faculty, staff, and students. They carried the Staff Council banner and passed out pom-poms to show their inclusivity and support. Kudos to the UI Pride Planning Committee for making sure the University of Iowa was well represented. A very special thanks go to the fabulous seven UISC volunteers: Carly Armour, Mary Shumaker, Michael Hesseltine, H J Pedelty, Monica Griffin Madura, Jadvyga Gerasimovic, and Heather Mineart (left to right in the photo). It was so fun and everyone was in good spirits in spite of the intense heat. Don’t miss out and join us at next year’s Pride in June!
Jim Verry, 2017-2018 Volunteer of the Year
James Verry, known to most as Jim, is the 2017-2018 Staff Council Volunteer of the Year. Staff Council bestows this award upon the individual who contributes the most time and effort, amongst Staff Councilors, to philanthropic endeavors on campus and in the community. Every year Staff Council provides dozens of volunteers for various campus and community events, equaling hundreds of volunteer hours. Winning the coveted award is no small feat, as Jim contended with over 30 other councilors for the top spot. While it was a very close race, Jim was able to contribute his time and help to 8 events, many of which were brought to the attention of Staff Council through Jim’s efforts.
As the University of Iowa prepares for the new fiscal year on July 1, leadership has announced that any potential performance and cost-of-living salary increases will occur in January. Waiting will give the university a clearer picture of tuition revenue following the September enrollment count and of any potential state budget cut following the state of Iowa’s December meeting of the Revenue Estimating Conference. As discussed below, this delay in salary increases will not affect UI Health Care or promotional raises.
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Staff Council Events

Staff Council Meeting

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 2:30pm to 4:30pm

University of Iowa Staff Council Meeting

Staff Council Meeting

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 2:30pm to 4:30pm

University of Iowa Staff Council November Meeting

Staff Council Meeting

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 2:30pm to 4:30pm

University of Iowa Staff Council Meeting

Archived Meetings and Agendas

View list of archived meetings and agendas

Staff Council Mission

The Council supports the University mission. In pursuing that mission, the Council seeks to advance such endeavors through visibly active staff participation/involvement both campus-wide and community-wide in a spirit of unity and open communication with other shared governance organizations on campus.

The goals of the Council are to:

  • Advocate on behalf of represented staff
  • Advise the University Administration on policies
  • Inform the University community of the activities of the Council
  • Promote University relations within the community of Iowa City and the State of Iowa
  • Collaborate with shared governance organizations on campus, notably the Faculty
  • Senate, Student Government and organizational shared governance groups
  • Promote staff learning through professional development and awards
  • Promote communication and shared governance among staff, central administration, Faculty Senate and Student Government