Staff Senate
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Staff Senate

The Staff Senate of Missouri Southern State University shall consist of all MSSU employees who are classified as exempt or non-exempt personnel, who hold a non-academic position by primary appointments as defined by the MSSU Policy Guide and are not protected by tenure, per the MSSU Staff Senate Bylaws.

The Staff Senate represents all classified and professional support staff employees through regularly scheduled meetings and special meetings as called by the Staff Senate Chair. The Staff Senate, in turn, communicate information to the classified and professional support staff, serve on one or more of the standing or special events committees, and continually strive to develop membership participation in Staff Senate activities.

The Staff Senate will communicate to the President's Council, the University Administration and the Board of Governors employee concerns, suggestions, and relevant feedback regarding various issues.

Southern Service Champ Award

Do you know a staff member who is deserving of recognition for going above and beyond what is expected? For going that extra mile on a special assignment or daily task? Displaying work ethic and attitude that makes them stand out?

The Staff Senate seeks to bring recognition to these outstanding staff members through the Southern Service Champ Award. Each award quarter, three staff members will be selected for this honor. Each recipient will get $100 gift and be recognized on the Staff Senate website.*

Please tell us about your outstanding staff member or coworker and why you feel they deserve this award. Criteria for the award must meet at least one of the five pads of the lion paw: Respect to campus community, Positive attitude, Pride in work, Exemplary dependability and Excellence in customer service.

A copy of the nomination will be sent to the staff member.

You may submit nomination form online on Staff Senate website or hard copy nomination to Josh Doak in the Mayes Student Life Center.

Thank you.

Eligibility requirements are at least 1 year continuous employment at 50% FTE as a university staff member.

Nominating or campaigning for self will result in immediate removal of consideration. Nominations cannot be retracted once submitted. Individuals can only win award once every two years.

Online Nomination Link | Printable Nomination

*Reflects change approved by Staff Senate from one award for classified, profession and physical plant to three awards to any staff category starting first quarter of 2014. 

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