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What is Staff Council?

The Staff Council shall represent the staff of Tarleton State University in all matters of general interest to staff employees including matters raised by Council Representatives, Council Committees, and by the President of the University, and through petition, by any full-time and any part-time staff employee. The Staff Council is the principal means of communication between the staff and the administration of the University. The Staff Council shall be empowered to act for and on behalf of the staff and shall express the opinion of the staff on all matters laid before the Staff Council.

How are Staff Council Members Elected?

Elected members of the Staff Council shall be full-time staff below the level of Vice President. Each occupational category as defined below shall elect one representative for every 20 employees (excluding academic department heads) to serve as representative. To be elected, a staff member must have a minimum of one year full-time continuous employment at Tarleton during the 12-month period immediately preceding the election. An individual may not serve two successive full terms of office.

Areas of Representation:

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial (Category 1)
  • Professional Non-Faculty (Category 3)
  • Clerical and Secretarial (Category 4)
  • Technical and Paraprofessional (Category 5)
  • Skilled Crafts (Category 6)
  • Service/Maintenance (Category 7)