Staff Advisory Board nomination period is now open

To: UCSC Staff

From: Staff Advisory Board

Are you interested in serving our campus community 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 and other leadership forum events throughout the 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 and the Student Fee Advisory Committee

  • Hosting the Staff Appreciation Picnic and other events

  • Participating in the CUCSA delegation


From now until March 11th, the SAB is accepting nominations for six 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, 2022 and ends on June 30, 2025. 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 full support of their supervisor.  

Please fill out this form to submit your nomination.

After the window for nominations closes, elections will be held from March 21st-April 8th.

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