Staff Affairs Committee

Staff Affairs Committee

Chair: Fulvio Cativo (
Coordinator: Sarah Feeney (
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.

^ Meetings & Agendas

Fall Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
Friday, September 21, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 0100 Marie Mount Hall Agenda
Monday, October 8, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1310A Marie Mount Hall Agenda
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 2113 Chincoteague Hall Agenda
Monday, November 19, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1310A Marie Mount Hall Agenda
Monday, December 3, 2018 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 2113 Chincoteague Hall CANCELLED
Spring Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
Committee Work
Doc No
NameCurrent StatusUnder Review By
18-19-12BOR Staff Awards 2018-2019Under ReviewStaff Affairs Committee
18-19-04Review of the Interim University of Maryland Procedures Related to Family and Medical Leave for Nonexempt and Exempt Staff EmployeesUnder ReviewStaff Affairs Committee

Past Committee Work

Committee Members

Barabak, AmeliaEx-Officio - Provost's RepSVPAAPabarabak@umd.edu2019
Cativo, FulvioChairVPURfcativo@umd.edu2019
Claiborne, DarrellEx-Officio - CUSS Rep (Non-Voting)BMGTdclaiborne@rhsmith.umd.edu2020
Cullum, KaylaNon-Exempt Staff (Academic)CMNSkcullum@umd.edu2019
Edwards, JaneExempt Staff (Division)VPRjedward2@umd.edu2019
Goff, SarahEx-Officio - CUSS RepBSOSsegofft@umd.edu2020
Gorski, JudiExempt Staff (Academic)CMNSjcgorski@umd.edu2019
Hammer, PhilipExempt Staff Contingent IISVPAAPphammer1@umd.edu2020
Hinson, ElizabethEx-Officio - CUSS Rep (Non-Voting)PLCYehinson@umd.edu2020
Hoaas, RosanneNon-Exempt Staff (Division)VPAFrhoaas@umpd.umd.edu2019
Jackson, WilliamStudentBSOSwjackso3@terpmail.umd.edu2019
Jennings, AntoniettaNon-Exempt Staff (Division)VPRamjennin@umd.edu2019
Knight, DwonneNon-Exempt Staff Contingent IILIBRknight@umd.edu2019
Martens, AnneEx-Officio - VP Administration & Finance RepVPAFamartens@umd.edu2019
Nessan, MatthewEx-Officio - CUSS Rep (Non-Voting)EXSTmnessan@umd.edu2020
Patricio, KaliaEx-Officio - CUSS RepVPSAkrp@umd.edu2020
Queen, LealinNon-Exempt Staff (Academic)LIBRlqueen@umd.edu2020
Richmond, JacquelineEx-Officio - Director of Human Resources RepVPAFjrichmo1@umd.edu2019
Rooney-Eckel, ErinExempt Staff (Division)VPSAerooney@umd.edu2019
Saponaro, MargaretFacultyLIBRmsaponar@umd.edu2020
Schrimpe, MaureenEx-Officio - CUSS RepVPSAschrimpe@umd.edu2020
Stenson, KristinExempt Staff (Academic)CMNSkstenson@physics.umd.edu2020
Supple, BrookeEx-Officio - VP Student Affairs RepVPSAbsupple@umd.edu2019