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Staff Council and Human Resources, with sponsorship from the President’s Office, are pleased to announce the launch of for this campus. As a staff member, you now have unlimited 24/7 access to more than 2400 courses and 115,000 tutorials, with new courses added every week, at no cost to you. This online library teaches the latest software, creative and business skills through high-quality instructional videos. Access is available here: [EID required]

Money Matters Presentation by Mary Knight - May 27, 2014 [pdf]

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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.
The University of Texas at Austin

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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:

  • To serve as a representative advisory council
  • To provide a vehicle for communication of interests, concerns, and issues that affect staff
  • To present recommendations to University leadership
  • To provide nominations to University Standing Committees

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The members of the 2014-2015 UT Austin Staff Council


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.


Spotlights and Events

Next Staff Council Meeting
February 19, 2015
POB 2.302
2-3:30 p.m. icon

Staff Council Reports*

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Updated 2015 April 14
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