Staff Council Gears up for Fall Elections


Victor Rogers

Institute Communications

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Staff Council is now accepting nominations for new members and for committee membership.

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Staff Council is now accepting nominations for new members and for committee membership.

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The Staff Council gives Georgia Tech’s 3,700 staff members a formal means to communicate with the Institute’s executive leadership. The Council comprises 20 members who proportionally represent five classifications of employees as specified by Tech’s Job Classification and Compensation System (JCCS). Staff Council is now accepting nominations for new members and for committee membership.

During this election cycle, the following seats are available: Administrative and Professional (2 seats); Skilled Trades (3 seats); Scientific and Research (1 seat); Information Technology (1 seat); and Development (1 seat). Elected Council members serve three-year terms.

Full- and part-time staff members may participate. The deadline for nominations and committee applications is Friday, Oct. 11. To nominate yourself or a colleague to serve on Staff Council, or to apply to serve on a Staff Council committee, visit:

“I encourage interested employees to nominate themselves or a colleague,” said Virginia Sheppard, development associate in the Office of Development and chair of the Staff Council Communications Committee. “Serving on the Staff Council is a great way to contribute to the betterment of the campus community. It also allows staff members to enhance their leadership skills while learning more about what it takes to run an organization like Georgia Tech.”

The 2019 Staff Council election timeline:

  • Oct. 11: End of nominations and committee application period
  • Oct. 14 – 25: Candidate verification period
  • Oct. 28 – Nov. 8: Election period
  • Nov. 11 – 15: Verification of new members
  • Nov. 18: Announcement of new members

At its next general meeting, the Staff Council will host representatives from the Office of Human Resources to discuss health benefit premium increases for 2020. The meeting will take place Thursday, Oct. 17, in room 320 of the Student Center, including an HR Q&A session from 10 to 11 a.m. and the general meeting from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Staff Council Chair David Brown. RSVP online by Monday, Oct. 14.

The Staff Council will also host a Fall Harvest Meet and Greet on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. The event will feature games, giveaways, refreshments, and complimentary professional headshots. For more information visit: RSVP online by Monday, Oct. 21.

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