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University Of Kansas Staff Senate

The Staff Senate is the governing body for all staff at the University of Kansas and advocates on their behalf for workplace improvements, professional development opportunities, employee recognition, and more.

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Satisfaction Survey Response

The Docking Institute surveyed staff across the state in 2022 to assess job satisfaction.
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Senate Members

The Staff Senate is composed of members representing the major divisions of work responsibilities across campus, who meet once per month to hear committee reports and discuss issues that directly affect staff.

Executive Committee

Senate officers and committee chairs/chair-elects meet once per month, prior to the full Senate meeting, to determine agenda items and discuss all issues presented to the Staff Senate.


Staff members can serve on both Staff Senate and University Senate committees, which research and develop solutions for KU staff and report to the Senate on matters within their charge.

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We'd love to hear from you! Use the online form to send a message to the Staff Senate Executive Committee.

Latest Staff Senate Communications

Letter from the President | Fall 2023

Staff Senate President Chris Wallace writes to KU staff with an update on the body's recent activity and current focus.

Upcoming DEI Events & Resources | Summer 2023

“From Then to Now: A Student History of Haskell Indian Nations University” Exhibit Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St.

Interview with Ada Emmett, Ombuds

We’re checking in with KU’s Ombuds, Ada Emmett, to see how and when staff should use this office.

Interview with Lauren Jones McKown, Associate Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights & Title IX

KU has a mix of offices charged with ensuring staff, faculty, and students can work, live, and study safely. Navigating which office handles what can be confusing, though. In this issue of The Lens, we talk with Lauren Jones McKown, Associate Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights & Title IX, about…