Purpose and Function
SAC was established in March 1973, to:
- Promote and facilitate communications between the managerial/professional and the office/service employees of University of Nebraska Omaha and the chancellor.
- Study policies, procedures, and other issues of concern to managerial/professional and office/service employees and make recommendations to the chancellor.
- Encourage all employees to consult with members of the Council regarding policies, procedures, and other issues of concern.
Constitution and By-Laws
University of Nebraska Omaha Staff Advisory Council, Constitution / By-Laws (revised November 2015)
Membership in SAC
SAC will be composed of up to 39 members, representing UNO’s diverse managerial/professional and office/service staff, plus one external staff member (Article III, Section 6) for a maximum membership of 40.
SAC will strive to maintain representative distribution of council members, approximating the ratios of managerial/professional and office/service employees and their organizational units.
SAC will work to maintain a council reflective of the diverse multi-cultural UNO community. To facilitate communication and streamline decision-making, an appointed representative of the chancellor serves as a non-voting, ex-officio member of SAC.
ElectionsThe Staff Advisory Council Elections are held each year in April. Announcements for SAC nominations will be made in March on this site and through Maverick Daily. At that time, the Staff Advisory Council will be looking for volunteers to serve in vacant areas where the three year term limit has expired. The elected position is for a three year commitment, with the expectation of attending monthly meetings and serving on various subcommittees. SAC is a working council that meets at least once a month, usually the second Tuesday of the month at 9:00 A.M.
Chancellor Gold encourages the support of supervisors in allowing their employees the time off to participate in this important mission. All UNO staff members are encouraged and welcome to attend the open monthly meetings.