Advocacy Initiatives

Staff Council acts as a sounding board and advocate for submitted staff concerns, and reviews and contributes ideas to Senior Staff policies and other College constituents.  Please check back regularly as our intitiatives may change based on employee feedback.

If you are interested in participating in any of our intiatives please reach out to your individual campus Staff Councils.



Survey Highlight and Overview of Results

In fall 2016 UCSC invited 9,992 university employees to fill out a survey that asked about selected aspects of employees’ work environment: benefits, professional development, and policies. Data collection began on November 1st and ended November 15th. The response rate was 31%, with 2,824 employees submitting surveys.

UCSC Work Climate Survey Highlight & Overview of Results:

  Full Report 

Individual Staff Councils are still using the data provided to work on other inititiatives.  View the Current Projects tab to see some of the projects we are working on.

What was the Impact?

UCSC used this Work Climate Survey to solicit your opinions on a variety of issues and leadership listened.

Note on Service Excellence Awards: UCSC no longer sponsors Service Excellence Awards, as we are devoting our energy to other causes, including Professional Development Staff Events.

The Service Excellence Award is presented to one qualified staff member from each campus (and system administration), and includes a $1,000 cash award to be presented at the All Staff Council Conference. Each of the four recipients will be invited to the ceremony, along with his/her nominator, supervisor, and one additional guest.

Previous Winners

Service Excellence Award Winners


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