Staff Advisory Board Nomination period is now open

To: UC Santa Cruz Staff

From: Staff Advisory Board

Are you interested in serving our campus and giving back to your fellow staff members? Consider joining the Staff Advisory Board!

The purpose of the UCSC Staff Advisory Board (SAB) is to support the welfare and diversity of the UCSC staff. The Board does this by serving in an advisory capacity to our campus leadership and other campus parties or organizations. Our advocacy promotes better communication and relations among the staff and our larger campus community.

Some tangible examples of this advocacy are:

  • Facilitating the Chancellor’s Forum events twice per year and engaging in a year-round conversation with the Chancellor’s office.
  • Running the Holiday Food & Fund Drive.
  • Serving on campuswide committees, such as the Employee Housing Work Group.
  • Hosting the Staff Appreciation Picnic, once we’re all meeting in person again.


From now until March 31st, the SAB is accepting nominations for four open spots on the Board. We will verify that each nominee meets the eligibility criteria, according to the SAB bylaws. To be eligible for Board membership, nominees must:

  • Be policy governed (non-represented)
  • Either be past probation in a Career/Partial-Year Career appointment or be in a Contract appointment with at least six months served in that contract.

The customary term of office for each member is three years. The term begins on July 1, 2021 and ends on June 30, 2024. Contracted staff employees or other employees, for whom serving a three-year term is not possible, may serve a shorter term. Their availability will be mentioned in their candidate summary during elections.

Since there is a time commitment to serving on the SAB, it is strongly recommended that nominees have the support of their supervisor.  

Please fill out this form to submit your nomination.


Elections for the three-year term will be held from April 5th-16th. As part of the election process, the name, position, years of service and nomination statement for each eligible nominee will be posted on the ballot for staff to review and vote.

Thank you for considering serving on the Staff Advisory Board. If you have any questions about this process or SAB service in general, please email

All the best to you,

The Staff Advisory Board