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STAFF COUNCIL ELECTIONS
The UMKC Staff Council is in the process of filling seats for those members whose terms expire on May 31, 2016.
If you know outstanding staff members who you feel would represent the staff well, please nominate them. If you feel that you would be a good representative, we encourage you to nominate yourself.
We’d also like to encourage ALL staff to participate in Staff Council – including system employees and research staff that may have academic appointments. We are looking for staff members who wish to make a difference at UMKC.
Please submit Staff Council nominations by
Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 by 12:00pm.
Once the nominations have been received, we will contact each nominee and ask them to submit a platform (reasons) why they want to serve on the UMKC Staff Council. On March 21th, we will send out each nominee’s platform and ask that all staff vote on who they feel should represent them on the Staff Council.
The term of office a two-year term, from June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2018.
2016 Staff Council Election Timeline
|February 29, 2016
||Nominations for Staff Council open
|March 9, 2016
||Deadline for nominations
|March 10-11, 2016
||Notify nominees, giving them an opportunity to accept or reject
Send nominees an email ballot information form to complete, should they accept nomination.
|March 16, 2016
||Deadline for ballot information form submission
|March 21-March 25 2016
||Regular voting by electronic ballot
Hardcopy provided for those that cannot vote via the electronic balloting system.
|March 25, 2016
@ 12:00 pm
|March 28-30, 2016
||Notification of winners and alternates, along with a memo to the chancellor
|May 4, 2016
||Staff Council New Board Member Orientation Meeting
|June 1, 2016
||Staff Council Annual Meeting (Includes Committee Signup and Election of Officers)
|September 7, 2016
||First Staff Council meeting of the semester
Participation on a Staff Council committee is a great way to better the UMKC work environment and meet colleagues from across the campus. Committees are not just for the elected council, any staff member can join. Make a difference and utilize your talents on a standing committees. While lounging by the pool this summer take the time to find out which committee might be a fit for you.
Committees break during summer, but will resume in early fall, so keep your eyes open for 2015-2016 meeting times.