Governance Subcommittee

The Governance Subcommittee has these primary responsibilities: Partner with the Office of Human Resources to facilitate the Staff Career Development Grant process. Elect Staff Senators to serve on the University Senate. Appoint staff members to serve on various senate and university-wide committees. Review and update USAC’s Bylaws and Procedures and Operations Manual on a regular basis, finding ways to make USAC operate more effectively and inclusively. Coordinate special projects that ensure staff are well represented in decision making bodies at Ohio State.

Inclusive Excellence Subcommittee

The Inclusive Excellence (IE) Subcommittee’s internal focus is ensuring inclusive practices within USAC to promote our committee's commitment for diversity, equity and social justice. Externally, the committee establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with university stakeholders to enhance the staff experience by advocating for fairness, inclusivity, and equality.

In recent years, IE has focused on initiatives such as USAC membership demographics and recruitment strategies to help diversify our ranks and benchmark to that of the OSU staff community, City of Columbus, and Franklin County and contributing to the larger conversation around staff pay equity at The Ohio State University. IE routinely works with our other subcommittees to bring inclusive excellence into all that we do, ensure equity and representation in our programming, and ensure that our work aligns closely with the Shared Values Initiative.

Outreach & Engagement Subcommittee

The Outreach and Engagement subcommittee proudly hosted the All-Staff Wellness Event with President Walter "Ted" Carter. This created a forum for staff to directly engage with President Carter while demonstrating our shared value of Care and Compassion by taking time to support each other’s physical and mental health. We honored our value of Inclusion and Equity by making this a hybrid event also available via virtual live stream for those unable to participate in person and to specifically reach our regional campus staff. 

Staff Affairs Subcommittee

USAC is proud to continue its work recognizing staff who do excellent work in their units through our Staff in the Spotlight program. USAC accepts nominations for this honor each month, and recognizes 2 employees through various media channels, including the USAC newsletter and social media accounts. The Staff Affairs Subcommittee gathered data on how the Winter/Academic Recess is employed by other Big10 and Ohio universities to strengthen the case for this USAC priority.