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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ questionWhat is the difference between Staff Conference, Assembly, and Council?

FAQ answer The definitions of these terms are:

  • Staff Conference - ALL STAFF (identified by Human Resources) make up the staff conference and are invited to the monthly meeting.
  • Staff Assembly - fifteen (15) representatives make up the staff assembly.  These individuals are elected by all eligible staff to serve as staff representatives of their division.
  • Staff Council - Six (6) officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Historian, Parliamentarian and Treasurer) from the staff assembly representatives are elected to lead the Staff Assembly.

 FAQ questionHow can I become a member of Staff Conference?

FAQ answer

You are automatically a member!!  All staff are members.  All full-time or part-time permanent classified or unclassified staff members.  Eligible staff also include grant-funded employees that are physically located on our campus.

How can I receive Staff Conference communications and announcements?FAQ question

FAQ answerSign up for the ALL staff email list by emailing

FAQ questionWhat is the election/nomination process for Staff Assembly representatives?
FAQ answerStaff Assembly representatives are nominated by staff on campus (or you may nominate yourself) and are elected to their position by the staff in their division. 

FAQ questionHow can I get involved?  

FAQ answerWe encourage all staff to get involved and participate.  There are several ways you can get involved:

  1. Attend Staff Conference meetings - we meet the third Tuesday of every month.  All staff come together - we have guest speakers, Q&A sessions with the President, and other topics which have included University budget measures, Retirement system, Cyber Security awareness training, and At-Risk students.
  2. Join one or more of the Staff Conference standing committees.  All members of staff are eligible to serve on these committees.
  3. Serve as a Staff Assembly representative from your own division.  A staff member must be employed at Winthrop on a full-time basis for one year (no longer on probation) prior to accepting a nomination to serve as a representative of Staff Assembly.  Elections are held when there is a vacant seat or seat(s) have expired.




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