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Staff Advisory Council meeting spot, the Mary Reed Building

Staff Advisory Council

About the Staff Advisory Council

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) was established to promote unity, cooperation and communication among the staff of the University. SAC provides a means for an exchange and discussion of information on procedures and policies of the University, and serves as an avenue for addressing issues/concerns that affect staff and the university community.

Individuals are appointed, elected or volunteer to serve on the Council. SAC members represent both academic departments and administrative areas and play an important role in linking communications with staff, administrators and organizations of the University.

The Staff Advisory Council reports directly to the vice chancellor of Business and Financial Affairs, and meets regularly with the chancellor to directly address issues of concern or interest to employees through questions gathered from the staff. All meetings are open employees or entities to have an opportunity to present questions and participate in the discussion.

Responsibilities of the Council are divided into three subcommittees.

Staff Issues

The Staff Issues Committee acts as a representative of the staff to communicate with and present proposals to University administration regarding policies and procedures affecting the well-being and productivity of the staff.

Employee Recognition

At Convocation each year, the Employee Recognition Committee recognizes staff members who have made a positive difference in the greater University community through outstanding communication and exceptional teamwork.

Each summer, SAC organizes an annual Employee Appreciation Picnic on Carnegie Green. 

As of spring of 2013, staff members who have been with DU more than five years consecutively are recognized.

Years of Service booklets are available that lists the years of employment of most DU employees.

Community and Events

The Staff Advisory Council has various committees that focus on ways to promote a sense of community among employees, and often includes their families. Events that are hosted by SAC include:

  • Employee Appreciation Picnic (annual summer event)
  • Annual Coat Drive (benefiting the Denver Rescue Mission)
  • SpringFEST - DU Egg Hunt

Funds from the Staff Benevolent Fund are gifted to a staff member experiencing a financial crisis that can be helped by this confidential assistance.

Contact the Staff Advisory Council via email.