What is Staff Assembly?
The Staff Assembly at UCSF is an association of roughly 7,100 staff employees not represented by an exclusive bargaining agent. If you are a UCSF staff employee who is not union-represented or subject to any other provisions of the collective bargaining laws, you are considered to be a member of the UCSF Staff Assembly.
The Staff Assembly was established by the chancellor, under authority granted by the Regents, to serve an advisory function on matters of staff concern. Our mission is both to enhance communication among our members and to advise the chancellor and campus administrators, with whom we have regular meetings. We also facilitate communication with our staff counterparts on other UC campuses through participation in the Council of University of California Staff Assemblies (CUCSA).
The UCSF Staff Assembly seeks to enhance communication among its membership and to advise the chancellor and campus administrators on matters of mutual concern. To this end, the Staff Assembly at UCSF has several objectives:
- We periodically survey our members to learn of staff concerns, problems, and topics of general interest and report back results of those surveys to our membership and campus leaders, as appropriate.
- We meet twice per year with the chancellor and campus leadership to exchange views on issues.
- We maintain relationships with staff employee advisory groups on the other UC campuses through participation in the Assembly of University of California Staff Assemblies (CUCSA).
- We communicate information of relevance to the membership through an email listserv and the Staff Assembly at UCSF website. (To subscribe to the listserv, email Eric Van Uffelen, or provide your information here: http://tiny.ucsf.edu/SAsubscribe)
- We sponsor seminars, debates, lectures, and other campus events meant to illuminate issues of general interest to the membership and support other UCSF groups having similar goals and events.
- We investigate and recommend solutions to problems affecting the membership, subject to the authority governing the UCSF Staff Assembly’s status as advisory to the chancellor.
- We attempt to have a representative cross-section of leadership from the various schools and support services across all campus sites that reflects UCSF’s rich ethnic, cultural, and sexual diversity.
Photo credits: Mike DeCastro, UC Regents, and Cindy Chew