FAQ

About Staff Council

Am I welcome to attend a Staff Council meeting?

Yes, all are welcome! We value all staff participation and feedback.

How do I know when Staff Council meets?

You can find the meeting schedule on our website here

The agenda is sent out on the Monday of the meeting week via RITSTAFF. The zoom link or meeting room location is always located on the top of the agenda.  All faculty and staff are automatically joined to the RITSTAFF mailing list for general campus access. If you want to leave or rejoin the RITSTAFF mailing list, contact the RIT Service Center at x5-5000 for assistance.

If I attend a Staff Council meeting, can I bring up a concern?

Yes, we encourage participation of guests at meetings.  We have an agenda item titled Old/ New Business.  This would be the appropriate time to raise your hand and wait to be called upon. If you are uncomfortable voicing your concern, you can send your question or concern ahead of time to your Staff Council representative, Staff Council Coordinator, or submit anonymously here.

Can I stream the meetings?

Yes. We use Zoom for our meetings. When you attend, feel free to turn off your camera and microphone.  Staff Council members will have their cameras on.  Please use the ‘raise hand’ or the chat function if you would like to make a comment or give feedback. The link for the meetings are located on the agendas that will be distributed through RITSTAFF Monday afternoons of a Staff Council meeting week.

Are the recordings of the meetings available to watch?

No, the meeting is only recorded for the Staff Council Coordinator’s note-taking purposes.  Minutes of the meeting will be provided to the RIT community after they are approved by Staff Council members. Typically two weeks after the meeting, the minutes will be distributed via RITSTAFF.

How do I know who my Staff Council representative is?

You can find that here!

What if I want my concerns voiced anonymously?

There are several options for staff members to voice their concerns. You can contact your Staff Council representative or the Staff Council Coordinator. If you have a concern during a meeting, and you are on zoom, feel free to use the private chat function. Additionally we have an anonymous feedback form.

If I'm interested in joining Staff Council, what do I do?

We encourage you to join! You can reach out to your Staff Council Representative or the Staff Council Coordinator if you have questions about the role. You can submit a self-nomination during our spring election cycle.

Communications

How do I receive the Staff Council emails that include agendas and meeting minutes?

The agenda is sent out on the Monday of the meeting week via RITSTAFF. The zoom link or meeting room location is always located on the top of the agenda.  Minutes of the meeting will be provided to the RIT community after they are approved by Staff Council members. Typically two weeks after the meeting, the minutes will be distributed via RITSTAFF.

All faculty and staff are automatically joined to the RITSTAFF mailing list for general campus access. If you want to leave or rejoin the RITSTAFF mailing list, contact the RIT Service Center at x5-5000 for assistance.

Do you have social media?

We do! Please follow our Facebook, Twitter, and blog.

Resources

Where can I find a Notary Public on campus?

Staff Council keeps a list of Notaries that are available to help the RIT community with business or personal needs.  Staff Council updates this list annually.

I am a notary public and I’d like to be listed. What should I do?

Please contact the Staff Council Coordinator.

Where can I find information on RIT policies?

Please visit the RIT Policies website.

What other governance groups are there at RIT?

What training and professional development opportunities are available to RIT employees?

Please visit the Center for Professional Development website.

I have an idea that I think will help RIT save money.  How should I share my idea?

Please visit the Suggestion Program website.

If an employee passes away, and colleagues would like to inform the campus and/or ask that the flag be lowered in their memory, whom should they contact?

You can contact the Chief Communications Officer in Marketing & Communications, who will coordinate with University Communications to distribute an announcement and arrange to have the RIT flag lowered.