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In an effort to support the staff at FGCU, Staff Advisory Council (SAC) representatives serve as members 
of, and participate in, (14) University committees. In addition, SAC representatives serve on  
(5) SAC – organized committees. Please see committee descriptions and available hyperlinks below.

University Committees

University Planning and Budget Council (UPBC) 

UPBC Sub-Committees: 

University Committees (cont.): 

SAC Committees

Employee Recognition

Committee Charge: Identify ways to recognize and encourage outstanding staff performance. Committee is responsible for soliciting nominations for and recognizing those awarded the Finest of the Flock Award, a peer-to-peer recognition program; for identifying two award winners for the SAC Professional Development Program (SAC PDP); and for partnering with Human Resources to name one A&P and one SP staff member for the Outstanding Staff Awards (Employee of the Year Awards).

Personnel Policies

Committee Charge: This committee only meets when an issue has been brought to either SAC or Human Resources. The committee will meet with one representative from Human Resources (HR), determined by the director of HR, based on the nature of the issue. The committee will then decide if the issue can be addressed by the committee itself or if they will need to find representatives from the University to assist.

Special Events

Committee Charge: Develop and coordinate special events which assist in enhancing staff familiarity with the Staff Advisory Council and its members, support staff development, build cross-departmental relationships and promote an enhanced campus climate. Examples of previous and upcoming events include the SAC Bake-Off, Campus Beautification Day, and the Soar Into Spring professional development series which occurs during the week of student spring break. The committee also identifies other University-organized service events in which SAC members can support and participate.

SAC Planning and Staff Engagement

Committee Charge: Create and present ways for SAC to market, structure and represent staff in more efficient and effective ways. To discuss, inquire, and investigate the effectiveness of SAC in relation to the perceptions and observations of the staff with a focus on understanding all variables in question that comprise the staff view. Armed with this information, the committee is challenged to create and present new ways for SAC to market, structure, and represent the staff in years to come.

Committee Charge: Determine parties responsible for the evaluation and implementation of each Climate Survey Recommendation, obtain project outline and timeline from the department or taskforce for each recommendation, bring project plans and timeline to SAC for review and approval.

Committee Charge: Collect and review comments submitted under the acceptable Comment Guidelines and present them to the Staff Advisory Council (SAC).

Committee Charge: To serve as the main source of coordination for public communications which promote and convey the voice of the Staff Advisory Council (SAC). The SAC Planning and Staff Engagement Committee is responsible for:

  • SAC website updates for general communication of information
  • Promotion of SAC Events
  • Developing, maintaining and recommending communication and marketing projects which enhance, inform and sustain a positive awareness of the Staff Advisory Council.

SAC Elections Committee

The Election Committee oversees the annual SAC elections each spring semester. The committee is responsible for the following:

  1. Soliciting candidate nominations for vacant A&P and SP positions
  2. Communicating with nominees SAC election procedures and guidelines
  3. Confirming candidate eligibilities through Human Resources
  4. Confirming staff eligibility for voting through Human Resources
  5. Coordinating candidate introductions to the staff by developing bios of each candidate and distributing the profiles via all-campus email and posting them on the SAC website. Additionally, the committee hosts Meet and Greet sessions prior to the Annual Staff Assembly.
  6. Identifying the most effective voting method (in-person voting or online options) and coordinating the logistics of its effective implementation
  7. Hosting the Annual SAC Assembly
  8. Confirming ballot counts and identifying the current year’s winners
  9. Communicating with the campus community the names of the new SAC members for the upcoming year