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The UT Staff Council is a collective voice for those who work in non-academic employee roles. We support a variety of activities and initiatives to improve the quality of life and effectiveness of the university's dedicated and valuable staff. It's never too late to get involved!
President’s Message for Staff Council
"On behalf of the entire University community, I thank the university Staff Council for representing the 16,000 staff members of The University of Texas at Austin. Through their leadership and constructive recommendations, the Staff Council continues to improve the quality of our campus community. I look forward to working with, and learning from, the University's elected staff representatives."
President William Powers, Jr.
All University Staff Council meetings are open to everyone.
Goals & Purposes
The goal of Staff Council is to promote a positive and collaborative work environment. The purposes are many:
The University of Texas Staff Council was developed in 2001 as the result of efforts by Human Resource Services (HRS), with widespread support from President Larry Faulkner and the University Leadership Council.
In a fall 2000 letter to university staff, HRS discussed the establishment of a Staff Council which, elected from across the campus, would represent the interests of all staff on a variety of workplace-related issues. The Associate Vice President for Human Resources, Kyle Cavanaugh, indicated that in his prior positions at Rice and Vanderbilt Universities, he worked closely with staff councils to ensure communication between staff and the university.