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Staff Representation at UVA

The Staff Senate represents all University and Classified staff who work in the Academic Division of the University of Virginia. It serves as the representative and deliberative voice for staff in matters relating to the University, supports staff members in the realization of their full potential at the University and, in so doing, advances University excellence. The Medical Center Employee Council represents employees who work in the University Medical Center. The council aims to enhance Health System services by representing the ideas and concerns of Medical Center staff and customers through direct communication and active problem solving with administration and peers.

What Do the Staff Senate and the Medical Center Employee Council Do?

  • Integrate staff into University governance and affairs;
  • Facilitate communication between staff, administration, faculty and other partners;
  • Foster staff development and recognition;
  • Monitor University policies, programs and initiatives important to staff well-being and, when necessary, take appropriate action, which could include:
    • Identifying areas of concern and making recommendations for improvement;
    • Working with appropriate offices on grounds to clarify policy and program guidelines so that information is clear, transparent and accessible to staff
    • Disseminating information about University programs, policies and initiatives, and providing resources needed to navigate University systems so that staff have the tools to advocate for themselves.

A Statement of the Staff Senate and Medical Center Employee Council Against Intolerance

On behalf of the Staff Senate and Medical Center Employee Council at the University of Virginia and those we represent, we affirm our commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, tolerance, and respect for all persons. We condemn discrimination—whether based on race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability—and state unequivocally that the mistreatment of any person or group has no place at the University of Virginia.