The Staff Senate is one of the ways all salaried staff (University and Classified) and regular wage staff can participate in shared governance at Virginia Tech. The Senate is made up of elected representatives from each college and administrative area of the university.
The Senate meets on the third Thursday of each month, from Noon-1:00 p.m. All non-faculty salaried and non-student wage staff are welcome to attend any meeting.
Staff Senate Meeting Dates, 2021-22
Meetings are from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, via Zoom. The link for all meetings this term is https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/83724800061
- July 15
- August 19
- September 16
- October 21
- November 18
- December - no meeting
- January 20
- February 17
- March 17
- April 21
- May 19
- June 16
The Commission on Staff Policies and Affairs is charged to study, formulate, and recommend to University Council policies and procedures affecting the working conditions of classified and university staff and to promote staff participation in the University community. Areas for consideration include: staff morale; evaluation, communication with supervisors, recognition, and career development; staff relations with administrators, faculty, and students; benefits and personal leave; extra-university professional activity; matters of equity and diversity that affect the University's professional environment; and other matters affecting the staff environment.
Most governance issues for staff are handled through the Commission on Staff Policies and Affairs. The Staff Senate occasionally passes resolutions of support for proposed policy changes.