WACSS full committee meeting

Meeting Schedule

The committee meets formally every month except December.  There is also an end of the year retreat (June), new year planning retreat (July), and the annual Spring Forum, held in March.

The Executive Committee (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Subcommittee Chairs) meet when necessary and work together to set the agenda.  The subcommittees typically convene during the committee meeting of the whole.

Executive Committee

Committee Members: TBD

  • To serve in a facilitating role in developing projects, discussing subcommittee work, and preparing for meetings

Benefit / Work Climate / Health Safety Subcommittee

Committee Members: TBD

  • Remain engaged with Human Resources to obtain and share information, particularly relating to work employee benefits, including voluntary benefits;
  • prioritize employee health and safety, and
  • address work climate concerns across the university.

Diversity / Pluralism / Inclusion Subcommittee

Committee Members: TBD

  • Promote full participation and an environment of equality;
  • address issues related to women, in under represented occupations;
  • maintain a community grounded in respect for all and appreciation of differences; and
  • champion MSU initiatives that integrate and support inclusive representation in policies and practices.

University Engagement and Membership

Committee Members: TBD

  • Recruit new WACSS members and maintain full committee representation, ensuring diverse representation of women support staff;
  • work closely with committee sponsors in regards to joint initiatives; and 
  • promote and represent WACSS at various events.

Training / Development / Communications Subcommittee

Committee Members: TBD

  • Monitor and encourage personal and professional development;
  • develop marketing and commmunication materials to effectively connect support staff to resources; and
  • review and update WACSS website, media, and promotional materials for accuracy.

Committee at Large:

  • Be a representative and raise concerns from the unit level and serve as a sounding board to the Executive Vice President for Administration

Subcommittee and Ad Hoc Committee

  • Subcommittees meet as needed. The general time commitment is one to two hours per month. The Chair of each subcommittee will give a report to the committee as a whole at each monthly meeting.