The Staff Advocacy Council is an extension of the SMU Staff Association. SAC consists of 17 representatives from areas across the campus and is chaired by the Past President of the Staff Association. The purpose of the Staff Advocacy Council is to collectively participate in the campus dialogue on SMU community issues and initiatives and provide a feedback loop for the University. The Council will partner with administrators and other members of the university community as representatives for the staff. Staff may contact their representatives directly regarding issues and concerns or submit concern via web form. The Council meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
1. Concerns Committee:
Responsible for initial review of concerns submitted. Submissions from the online form go to the SAC Chair who submits to the committee. Concerns Committee decides which working committee will take responsibility for the investigation of the concern and follow up with the individual submitting the concern.
2. Campus Community Committee:
This committee is responsible for receiving and working on issues related to the campus infrastructure and facilities such as parking, security, and recycling
3. Employment and Professional Development Committee:
This committee will receive and cover issues related to staff such as benefits, salaries, and professional development
4. Communications Committee:
This committee is responsible for various communications to staff, developing and maintaining the Staff Advocacy Council website, creating reports as needed, and marketing.