Who is The Workforce Action Committee for Spartan Staff?

This is a dynamic committee that adapts with the change of time, serving the staff constituency, including programs, events, and advising when necessary. 

Target Audience: all support staff. 

Mission Statement

Amplify university staff voices to advance a culture of inclusion and equity and provide effective communications, learning and education, and workforce engagement. 

Vision Statement

The Workforce Action Committee for University Staff is a recognized leader in building community connections; promoting equity, education, and advocacy; and elevating advancement and leadership. 


  • Empower university staff in leading Michigan State University to a better, equitable environment.  
  • Advocate for university staff and partner with university leadership to influence key decisions that impact the workplace, wellbeing, and culture.  
  • Collaborate and communicate with university staff, university leadership, and community partners. 
  • Maximize involvement of university staff in university activities and decisions. 


The Committee establishes and adheres to a set of Bylaws, which are reviewed biennially for accuracy. The Vice Chairperson is responsible for enforcing adherence to the WACSS Bylaws.

How can my voice be heard?

The Committee welcomes ongoing input from all support staff. It's role is to provide a wide range of views on issues that staff members face at MSU. You may also contact any member of the committee to represent this concern for you. Four subcommittees operate within the Committee:

  • Communications & Marketing (CM)
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)
  • Events & Engagement (EE)
  • Recruitment and Membership (RM)

If you have any questions please contact wacss@msu.edu.