Standing Committees

Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee – Alexandra Washington, Chair

The Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion committee is responsible for coordinating and guiding the Staff Council’s work on Diversity and Inclusion efforts to better support staff and to ensure that Diversity and Inclusion values are represented in all of the work performed by the council.

The committee Chairperson will ensure Staff Council representation on all university-wide committees and working groups focused on diversity and inclusion. The committee will work to establish and maintain connections with existing and emergent organizations and committees created by staff or faculty at the departmental or divisional level across campus that focus on issues of Diversity and Inclusion.

Meetings Zoom Link:

  • Thursday, March 28 at 1:00pm
  • Tuesday, April 30 at 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, May 22 at 1:00pm
  • Tuesday, June 25 at 12:30pm

Service Committee – Amy-Leah Joaquim, Chair

The Service committee shall coordinate community assistance and fundraising efforts. The Service Community shall advocate for staff to participate in events with approval from their supervisors.

Future Meetings: TBD

Staff Development & Recognition Committee – Michelle Fargher, Chair

The Staff Development & Recognition committee shall be responsible for fostering development and staff recognition opportunities as well as recognition and community-building events for current and former Staff Council members. The committee will partner with HR and other applicable offices for planning events such as receptions and conferences and management of the Staff Council’s Staff Recognition program.

SDRC Bi-weekly Meetings: Every-other-Thursday, 11:30am-12:00pm (or longer, if needed)

Google Meet: (All meetings are virtual.)

  • Thursday, March 21 at 11:30 am
  • Thursday, April 4 at 11:30 am
  • Thursday, April 18 at 11:30 am
  • Thursday, May 2 at 11:30 am
  • Thursday, May 16 at 11:30 am
  • Thursday, May 30 at 11:30 am

Staff Experience Committee – Nicole Mintz, Chair

The Staff Experience committee is responsible for responding to the shifting needs of the Staff Council. In this role, they shall work to address novel issues that may arise over the course of the term which do not fall under the purview of one of the other standing committees.

The Staff Experience committee shall strategically plan and identify emerging needs, trends, or response efforts that relate to the staff community to determine if they fall within the mandate of the Staff Council and, if so, construct a preliminary plan or identify resources to address them. They shall then either pursue these remedies or, with the approval of the Staff Council Chairperson, call for volunteers to serve on a Special Committee to work on the specific issue. Issues addressed by the Staff Experience committee can be suggested by any member and may be in collaboration with university departments.

The Staff Experience shall identify a staff representative(s) for the Benefits Advisory Committee that will represent the Staff Council and be the liaison between the Benefits Advisory Committee and the Council.

SEC Monthly Meetings:  Last Monday monthly, 10am EST 
Nicole's Zoom Room:
(All meetings including subcommittee meetings are virtual and EST.)  

  • March 25: 10am-11am
  • April 29:10am-11am
  • May 27: 10am-11am
  • June 24: 10am-11am
  • July 29: 10am-11am
  • August 26: 10am-11am
  • September 30: 10am-11am
  • October 28: 10am-11am
  • November 25: 10am-11am
  • December 30: 10am-11am
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Special Committees

Staff Council Committee

The Staff Council Committee was formed in April 2022 to develop the first Staff Council at GW. The committee members are Kimberly Fulmer, Bridget Schwartz, Nadia Cureton, Christina Dietrich, Kimberly Carusone, and Jenna Chaojareon. Erina Moriarty was also integral in the early work of the committee. The committee was guided and advocated for by Sabrina Minor.

Elections Committee

The Elections Committee is a committee formed to run elections for the inaugural Staff Council representatives.

They can be reached at: [email protected]