Loyola University Chicago

University Staff Council

Committees

University Staff Council (USC) is composed of five (5) standing committees reflective of both USC members and Loyola staff. USC committees welcome suggestions or concerns and truly appreciates participation from Loyola Staff. The committees include:


Staff Development

The staff development committee serves as a conduit of information between staff and Human Resources (HR) as we partner to develop and promote the professional development of staff at three campuses: Lake Shore, Water Tower, and Health Sciences. How do we do this? The committee highlights issues of interest and concern amongst staff and notifies constituents of available opportunities for professional development.

The committee is responsible for the oversight of the following initiatives: 

  • Promote professional development across all campus
  • Coordinate with campus partners to facilitate development opportunities
  • Offer staff service opportunities  
  • Assess existing staff development opportunities and ensuring needs are meet

    Your voice is encouraged, so please share your ideas by emailing Staff Council.


    Communications

    The Communications committee serves to convey information about University Staff Council (USC) and current projects to staff, as well as to channel staff feedback, suggestions or concerns back to USC, and the appropriate university departments.

    The committee is responsible for the oversight of the following initiatives:

    • Promote communication to staff including USC website, newsletters, listserv, staffcounil@luc.edu and Inside Loyola
    • Act as liaison for UMC on behalf of USC to market/communicate initiatives.
    • Partner with HR to effectively communicate issues that relate to staff. 

    Your voice is encouraged, so please share your ideas by emailing Staff Council.


    Loyola Employee Emergency Fund (LEEF)

    Initially established through the Baumhart Fund, the Loyola Employee Emergency Fund is supported by donations from staff and faculty with the intent to "Help Us Help Each Other". Upon request, financial assistance may be provided to an employee through this emergency fund designed to help individual University employees (faculty and staff) recover financially from loss due to natural emergencies, accidents, catastrophes, deaths or illnesses which are no fault of the employee.

    The committee is responsible for the oversight of the following initiatives:

    • Raise awareness of LEEF
    • Encourage donations through different initiatives around campuses
    • Work with Human Resources to review requests and disburse funds 

    To donate, please visit the LEEF donation page.

    Your voice is encouraged, so please share your ideas by emailing Staff Council.


    Staff Recognition

    The Staff Recognition Committee, in partnership with Human Resources, strives to recognize the extraordinary contributions of staff and their integral role in supporting and fulfilling Loyola's values.

    The committee is responsible for the oversight of the following initiatives:

    • Coordinate the Monthly Excellence Awards to recognize the day to day contributions of staff 
    • Partner with HR to plan and execute the Annual Staff Recognition and Excellence Awards ceremony
    • Encourage recognition of milestone anniversaries 

     

    Your voice is encouraged, so please share your ideas by emailing Staff Council.


    Social Events & Community Building

    The Social Events and Community Building Committee strives to build community and encourage social opportunities for staff across campuses.

    The committee is responsible for the oversight of the following initiatives:

    • Promote spirit and unity across campuses
    • Coordinate Live After 5! at each campus
    • Partner with HR and the Presidents office for Pizza with the President at each campus
    • Provide support for campus wide events such as the University Holiday Party and St.Ignatius Picnic 

    Your voice is encouraged, so please share your ideas by emailing Staff Council.