UM-Flint Staff Council

The Staff Assembly and the Staff Council stimulate and maintain a spirit of unity and open communication between the University Support Personnel and the Administration of the University of Michigan-Flint.

Your participation as members of staff assembly in the many opportunities available will greatly contribute to the improvement of our campus work environment.

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Staff Council News and Events

Staff Recognition Award

Nominations are open for the 2019 Staff Recognition Award! Each year, Staff Council honors one (or more) UM-Flint staff member who demonstrates consistent leadership, teamwork, service, and dedication to UM-Flint students, staff and faculty. The award carries a $500 honorarium, and the recipient is honored at the Annual Staff Assembly Spring Meeting on May 22. Click "more" for more information, including the nomination form!

Staff Recognition Spring Breakfast & Awards Program

The 26th annual Staff Recognition Spring Breakfast & Awards Program will take place on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 9:00 to 10:30 am in the Northbank Center Ballroom. More details to come later this month!

2018 Faculty & Staff Holiday Party

We can't wait to see everyone this Thursday, December 13, for the 2018 Faculty & Staff Holiday Party!

This year, Staff Council is excited to announce that we are partnering with Toys for Tots and Carriage Town Ministries. Join us in helping these organizations by giving back to our community. Our goal this year is to fill at least two large boxes with new or gently used toys to give to Toys for Tots. Additionally, we will again be sponsoring the Head-to-Toe Tree, by collecting hats, mittens, gloves, socks, and scarves for Carriage Town Ministries.

In honor of your generosity, for each item donated, you will receive a ticket to place into a drawing for one of our many great prizes! (Maximum of ten tickets per person) We are excited to feature over a dozen prizes this year!

October 15: 2nd Annual Staff Council Tailgate!

The 2nd Annual UM-Flint Staff Council Tailgate will take place on Monday, October 15 at 11:30 a.m. in the Michigan Rooms!


All staff are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Highlights from UM-Flint Staff Council’s spring meeting and awards breakfast

The Staff Council held its 25th annual spring meeting and awards breakfast on May 16.

Staff members who attended the event enjoyed a complimentary padfolio gift, breakfast from Fandangles, and expressions of gratitude for their service to campus from administrators, faculty, and fellow staff members. Many honorees were recognized for their service, including Jo Klingler, who was presented with the 2018 Staff Recognition Award.

Staff Council initiative welcomes new coworkers to UM-Flint

Vicki Cantrell and Shearese Stapleton received a surprise visit on a recent January morning. Cantrell and Stapleton, who are both employed at Cummings Great Expectations Early Childhood Learning Center, were greeted at work by Melissa Richardson, a member of the University of Michigan-Flint Staff Council. Richardson gave them gifts and welcomed them to the university as staff members.

Staff Council started a welcoming committee in November 2017 to greet new staff to the university. Each month, two members of the council visit the newcomers where they work within UM-Flint. “We want to amplify their voices, and remind them to have a good time,” said Richardson, who met four newcomers in one day.

UM-Flint Tailgate Party!

Nearly 250 staff enjoyed the festivities at the first annual UM-Flint Tailgate Party, hosted by Staff Council. Thank you to all who joined in the fun, to view photos please be sure to join the UM-Flint Staff facebook group!