Revised June 2012
The primary purpose of the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is three-fold.
- Support - Developing mechanisms for effective communication between staff, members of the cabinet, and other campus groups; additionally, providing events to support staff morale and provide networking opportunities for staff across the institution.
- Advocate - Formulating and presenting recommendations and advice to the administration after approval by council representatives on matters relating to the University such as staff concerns and issues, compensation and benefits, safety and welfare of staff, and staff development opportunities.
- Cultivate - Working in collaboration with campus partners to provide staff development and engagement opportunities in accordance with the institutional learning objectives.
A. Elected Representatives
Membership is open to non-faculty, non-contract, non-union staff employed by the University of the Pacific at least 9 months a year and 20 hours a week in Salary Grades 1-11. Representatives are elected by staff in their respective voting areas.
B. Staff Advisory Council Representation Areas
The Staff Advisory Council represents Grades 1-11 based on Divisions within the Stockton Campus along with representation from McGeorge School of Law. The total number of representatives for the Stockton Campus will use a guideline of 1 representative for every 40 or fewer constituents, with cases falling outside of this ratio being left to the discretion of council. If a division has 40 or fewer constituents in total, the representative may be either exempt or non-exempt. Two representatives from McGeorge School of Law, one exempt and one non-exempt, will provide representation for the Sacramento campus.
SAC representation areas will be reviewed and any necessary adjustments will be made prior to the regularly scheduled annual election of representatives.
C. Ex-Officio, Non-Voting Members
The following individuals will serve as ex-officio, non-voting members of the Staff Advisory Council:
- Staff members, not currently serving as an elected representative, who are appointed to major University committees--including the Institutional Priorities Committee (IPC), the Compensation Committee, University Facilities Committee, and other committees designated by the SAC Executive Board.
- The Assistant Vice President for Human Resources or a designated staff member from the Office of Human Resources.
- The Assistant Vice President for Assessment, Training, and Technology or a designated member from the Office of Staff Learning and Development
These individuals will be given an allotted time within every general body meeting of the Staff Advisory Council to allow for the dissemination of information relevant to staff members at Pacific and promote collaboration across the University.
D. Liaison with the University Cabinet
The Staff Advisory Council shall establish an intermediary relationship with a member of the cabinet who will serve as a formal liaison between the Staff Advisory Council and the University cabinet. The individual serving in this role should not have significant supervisory responsibility over any of the areas represented by the Staff Advisory Council to allow for neutrality. This liaison shall be determined at the discretion of the Staff Advisory Council Executive Board. The Vice President and Secretary for the Board of Regents shall serve as the liaison between the University Cabinet and the Staff Advisory Council.
The full text of the by-laws can be found here.