Updated 2023-24 committee co-chair member list coming soon.
The Senate is composed of several committees, including:
The Service Committee shall identify community service activities or initiatives on campus that are relevant to UNCG staff and shall coordinate staff participation in these activities. A strong emphasis is placed on Senate presence in and devotion to the UNCG community. Senators and their constituencies are encouraged to submit their service interests, needs, and ideas to the committee chairs throughout the year.
In an effort to address a primary component of the Staff Senate mission, the Professional & Personal Development (PPD) Committee is responsible for coordinating and communicating professional development and personal enrichment opportunities provided to Senators and their constituents through various workshops and Senate meeting presentations. The PPD committee is also responsible for the promotion and administration of the Staff Senate Scholarship Fund and the Employee Enrichment Fund.
The Staff Recognition Committee shall be responsible for the administration of the Staff Stars program and the University Staff Excellence Awards. Additional recognition programs may also be developed. Ideas and suggestions, along with assistance in delivering Staff Star Awards are welcome throughout the year from constituents.
Senators who are in the last year of their term will serve on the Elections Committee in addition to duties assigned in order to assist the Past-Chair in acquiring nominations to fill their upcoming vacancies. Elections of Senators shall be conducted prior to May 15 of each year. The Immediate Past-Chair of the Staff Senate, shall serve as Chair of the Elections Committee and supervise the election process.
The Staff Senate is governed by its Constitution and Bylaws. Amendments to the UNCG Staff Senate Constitution & Bylaws may be recommended by the Senate to the Chancellor by a two-thirds vote of those Senate members present at a regularly scheduled Senate meeting, provided the amendment was introduced and discussed at the regular meeting immediately prior to the meeting at which a vote on the recommended amendment is taken. If two-thirds of the Senate (present at the meeting) votes to approve a proposed amendment, the Chair of the Senate shall forward the proposed amendment to the Chancellor for approval.
The Fundraising committee is responsible for planning and leading fundraising efforts of the Staff Senate, namely in helping grow the UNCG Staff Senate Scholarships and Staff Excellence Awards Endowed Fund. This fund assists staff and their dependents in pursuing professional development opportunities and in raising supplementary funds for awarding of additional Staff Excellence Awards, given annually to staff who have gone above and beyond in their service to the University.
The Information Resources committee has been tasked with the role of coordinating and developing the UNCG Staff Senate “brand” and message as well as providing ways to better communicate with the campus and our constituents. This committee assumes the responsibility for the Staff Senate website and technical support of various Senate functions. Also, the committee will be available for assisting other committee members in the development of marketing materials such as posters, signs, brochures and media communications.