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Started in 1994, the Staff Senate serves as an advisor and a channel of communication to the President and the President's cabinet in the areas of policy and procedures, which affect the quality of the staff's work-life and their level of contribution to the strategic goals of the University.
The Staff Senate consists of 20 staff members, 16 members from the exempt staff category and four members from the excluded non-exempt staff category. Each Senator serves a two-year term.
We advocate on behalf of UMB staff with regard to University policies and procedures that affect eligible employees; work environment and staff morale; and issues impacting wages, benefits, and working conditions. We also lead many Universitywide community outreach activities.
The Staff Senate and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) community lost a valued senator, colleague, and dear friend when Sandra Rollins, a research biologist in the School of Medicine and a UMB employee for over 30 years, perished in a tragic car accident on April 22, 2016.
Those of us who worked with Sandra on the Staff Senate knew her be enthusiastic, open, and empathetic to staff-related concerns and ideas. She was one of our most active senators, working on and chairing many senate committees. She will truly be missed.
Sandra was an avid horse woman and her family has asked that memorials in her name be made to the Days End Horse Farm, P.O. Box 309, Lisbon, MD 21765.
Please visit the Staff Senate’s Facebook page and share your memories of Sandra with her family and friends.
Shared Governance Statement
Shared governance is a priority at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). We believe in a shared responsibility among staff, faculty, administration, and students to promote a collaborative process whereby UMB and the faculty, staff, and students have regular dialog on important issues of concern to the parties. The common shared objective is to enhance the goals of the institution.
See the USM policy for specific examples