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About the Staff Council

Founded in 1990, the UNM Staff Council strives to be the voice and advocate for University employees whose primary job is that of staff.

The Council is divided in half, with one half representing job grades and the other half representing precincts (organizational codes grouped by Vice-Presidential reporting structure). Representatives serve a two-year term with elections for grade positions held in odd-numbered years and elections for precinct positions held in even-numbered years.
The workforce behind the Staff Council is in its permanent and standing committees. In addition, the Staff Council appoints staff representatives that serve on University-wide committees.

Any staff member employed in regular status and has an FTE of at least .50 is eligible to serve on the Staff Council. The Staff Council encourages full and equal participation - no staff member is denied full and equal participation for reasons of race, nationality, sex, sexual preference, religion, political belief, age or handicap. In addition, all staff, regardless of status or FTE, is allowed to participate in any Staff Council standing committee whether or not he or she is an elected representative on the Council.