Loyola University Chicago

University Staff Council

Committees

University Staff Council (USC) is composed of four (4) standing committees reflective of both USC members and Loyola staff. USC committees welcome suggestions or concerns and truly appreciate participation from Loyola Staff. The committees include:


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.


Cultural Engagement & Events

The Cultural Engagement & Events Committee strives to build cultural engagement and encourage social opportunities for staff across campuses.

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

  • Promoting spirit and unity throughout Loyola by coordinating and assisting in staff social events
  • Organizing President receptions (Pizza with the President)
  • Assisting Human Resources with University-wide events (Holiday party and St Ignatius Day of Service and picnic)
  • Coordinating monthly Heritage Month celebrations
  • Holding various cultural and social events throughout the year for staff to participate in and engage with one another and the community

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


Staff Recognition & Excellence Awards

The Staff Recognition & Excellence Awards 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:

  • Promoting and recognizing the contributions of staff and their integral role in supporting and fulfilling Loyola’s values
  • Coordinating with Human Resources on Annual Staff Recognition & Excellence Awards
  • Partnering with Human Resources and UMC on promoting Monthly Excellence Awards
  • Supporting Human Resources annual milestone recognition

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

 


Staff Work-Life Support

The primary role of the Staff Work-Life Support Committee is to oversee the Loyola Employee Emergency Fund (LEEF) program. 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.

Additionally, the Staff Work-Life Support Committee organizes and promotes Lunch & Learn programs, introduces USC to new staff members at Loyola 101, mentor staff through the ‘Colleagues Who Care’ program, and seek to increase awareness of services and resources available to university staff.

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

  • Bring awareness of USC to new staff members at Loyola 101 sessions
  • Host various Lunch & Learn programs
  • Develop and implement staff mentor-ship program, 'Colleagues Who Care'
  • Raise awareness of  LEEF (Loyola Employee Emergency Fund)
  • Promote services and resources available to staff

To donate, please visit the LEEF donation page.

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