Staff Affairs Committee

Staff Affairs Committee

Chair: Lisa Klein (
Coordinator: Sarah Hughes (
Materials (for committee members only)

The Staff Affairs Committee formulates and reviews campus policies affecting staff members, including policies regarding periodic review of campus departments and administrators that employ staff members. The Staff Affairs Committee administers the nomination and election process for staff representatives to the Council of University System Staff (CUSS). Every year, the committee also facilitates the nomination process for the Board of Regents (BOR) Staff Awards at the University. In addition, the committee is responsible for helping with the recruitment of staff representatives for campus and Senate committees, including system-wide activities involving staff. The committee actively promotes opportunities for staff involvement in shared governance at every administrative level.

The committee consists of an appointed presiding officer; eight staff members, with two members from each of the elected staff categories; two category II contingent employees, with one exempt and one non-exempt to the extent of availability; one faculty member; one student; and one representative each of the Senior Vice President and Provost, the Director of Human Resources, the Vice President for Administration and Finance, and the Vice President for Student Affairs. The three elected University representatives to the Council of University System Staff (CUSS), shall serve as voting ex-officio members; the alternate University representatives to CUSS shall be non-voting ex-officio members.

For more information about the annual Board of Regents (BOR) Staff Awards, please see the BOR Staff Awards page.

^ Meetings & Agendas

Fall Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
Thursday, September 9, 2021 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM ZOOM Cancelled
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM ZOOM Agenda
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM ZOOM Agenda
Thursday, November 11, 2021 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM ZOOM Agenda
Friday, December 3, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ZOOM Agenda
*Non-committee members may contact the Committee Coordinator for the Zoom link to attend the meeting.
Spring Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
Thursday, February 10, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Zoom Agenda
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Zoom Agenda
Thursday, March 31, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Zoom TBD
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Zoom TBD
Committee Work

No bills currently under review by this committee.

Past Committee Work

Committee Members

Aiosa, AlexNon-Exempt Staff (Division)DITaaiosa96@umd.edu2023
Azzarello, JosephExempt Staff (Division)VPURjazzar@umd.edu2022
Barabak, AmeliaEx-Officio - Provost's RepSVPAAPabarabak@umd.edu2022
Carpenter, MeredithEx-Officio - CUSS Rep (Non-Voting)VPSAmcarpent@umd.edu2022
Chase, ShirleneEx-Officio - VP Student Affairs RepVPSAschase@umd.edu2022
Curney, Marie-JustineNon-Exempt Staff (Academic)ENGRmjcurney@umd.edu2022
Floyd, JoniFacultyLIBRjfloyd19@umd.edu2022
Harmon, AnthonyNon-Exempt Staff (Division)VPAaharmon4@umd.edu2022
Hinson, ElizabethEx-Officio - CUSS RepPLCYehinson@umd.edu2022
Jackson, DoloresEx-Officio - CUSS Rep (Non-Voting)CMNSdej@umd.edu2022
Jalota, ShafaliNon-Exempt Staff Contingent IIARHUsjalota@umd.edu2022
Klein, LisaChairARHUlklein32@umd.edu2022
Lewis, JerryEx-Officio - CUSS Rep (Non-Voting)UGSTjleelew@umd.edu2022
Martens, AnneEx-Officio - VP Administration & Finance RepVPAamartens@umd.edu2022
Nardella, RaymondExempt Staff (Division)VPSArnardell@umd.edu2023
Nkrumah, LouisaExempt Staff Contingent IISVPAAPlnkrumah@umd.edu2023
Paleti, ShivaniStudentBMGTspaleti@umd.edu2022
Patricio, KaliaEx-Officio - CUSS RepVPSAkrp@umd.edu2022
Richmond, JacquelineEx-Officio - Director of Human Resources RepVPAjrichmo1@umd.edu2022
Rodriguez, ManuelExempt Staff (Academic)ARHUmrodri50@umd.edu2023
Schrimpe, MaureenEx-Officio - CUSS RepVPSAschrimpe@umd.edu2022
Stenson, KristinExempt Staff (Academic)AGNRkstenson@umd.edu2022
Yaich, AmyNon-Exempt Staff (Academic)CMNSayaich@umd.edu2023