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Staff Advisory Council

About Staff Advisory Council

The primary responsibility of the Staff Advisory Council (S.A.C.) is to encourage participation by staff, in an advisory role, in university matters and to represent staff and staff concerns to university administration. For more information, see S.A.C. BY-LAWS and feel free to visit our S.A.C. SharePoint site (requires login).

The Staff Advisory Council's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Address staff concerns and issues as they arise
  • Provide a staff voice on University Standing Committees (See committees information)
  • Promote and encourage staff development opportunities
  • Support activities to build community and increase staff morale and staff satisfaction

Staff Advisory Council Accomplishments

Staff Advisory Council works hard year-round advocating for the interests of Pacific staff. Over the past year S.A.C. has made great strides towards improving the working environment and opportunities for staff. Take a look at some of the many things we've accomplished during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
View our accomplishments >>

S.A.C. meets monthly on the second Friday of the month. (See meeting schedule) At the meetings, representatives conduct current business, hear from committee representatives and usually have a guest speaker. All staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend S.A.C. meetings. Council representatives elect an executive board that consists of the Chair, Chair Elect, Secretary and Treasurer. Executive board members serve one year, except for the Chair Elect. The Chair elect becomes the Chair in the following fiscal year, and then continues in an advisory capacity for an additional year as Past Chair.

The Assistant Vice President for Human Resources serves in an ex-officio advisory capacity to S.A.C. The Vice President and Secretary of the Board of Regents is the Administrative Liaison for S.A.C.


To help promote and encourage staff development opportunities, S.A.C. has been granted a Staff Development Scholarship Fund. Each quarter, staff may apply for a scholarship toward training that will equip or enhance skills directly related to the employee’s position and support Pacific’s mission. See S.A.C. Scholarship for more information.