The mission of the UMKC Staff Council is to provide a forum of advocacy and outreach for all UMKC staff employees, to represent staff interests to the UMKC and UM System community and leadership, and to provide opportunities for recognition and professional development.
Staff Council serves to promote a positive and collaborative work community. We strive to represent the voice of UMKC staff in university initiatives through education, advocacy, recognition, and outreach.
Staff Council originated in the 1970’s as the Administrative Assembly, an association of exempt staff at the university, which reported to the Director of Human Resources. In the 1980’s, it expanded to include non-exempt staff and became known as Staff Assembly. In the mid-1990’s it underwent a final name change and became Staff Council.
Over the years, it has reported to the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, and finally to the Chancellor. Created as an avenue toward better rights and benefits for university employees, it has continuously been involved in the ever evolving issues of parking, pay rates, family benefits, educational benefits, and training opportunities.
An equal share of Staff Council’s mission has been to get all employees involved in campus life, campus issues, and to show appreciation in return.