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Staff Council

Advocating for staff across AU

Elected BY staff to advocate FOR staff

The Staff Council is a body of elected full-time and regular part-time AU staff who are not part of a collective bargaining agreement as well as appointed leaders from Affinity Groups. Staff Council represents non-union staff across campus and brings those staff's concerns to the administration.

Staff Council's mission is to serve the interests and needs of eligible American University staff pertaining to their daily activities and work conditions as they strive to support the university's goal of quality education. Toward this effort, the Staff Council promotes understanding and cooperation by facilitating communication among campus constituencies, and by serving as an advocate for staff issues which affect them. In our efforts to enhance the quality of the American University work environment, Staff Council provides leadership and support to work together with all members of the university to enrich community spirit.

The council currently has vacancies for the following constituencies:

  • People of Color Faculty/Staff Affinity Group
  • School of Public Affairs, School of Communication, School of Education, and University College (note: a single person would represent all of these units)
  • University Library, Registrar, Career Center, and AU Abroad (note: a single person would represent all of these units)
  • (3) At-large positions

Please reach out to us at council@american.edu if you're interested in joining!

Recognizing Staff

We are pleased to announce a staff recognition initiative in collaboration with Human Resources. We want to highlight the incredible contributions of American University staff with the wider community. Learn more here.

Expanded Telework Office Hours

Check here for more information about offices or departments that remain open during Expanded Telework. Your office not listed? Email us at council@american.edu.

Meetings & Special Sessions

AU Staff are welcome to attend our regular meetings held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month.

The meetings page linked below for town halls, feedback sessions, and special meetings of the council as well as transcripts and recordings from special meetings.

Attend a Meeting

Staff Council Elections

Staff Council has elections every year in June. Once elected, council members are expected to complete two-year terms.

Learn More

Join a Committee

Staff Council invites all full-time and permanent part-time staff of AU to join one of our committees.

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