The CAFNR Staff Advisory Council’s primary goals are to provide a voice for the staff of CAFNR and their concerns as well as offer guidance, recognition of accomplishments, support for enhancement and events to act as awards for general staff duties. Membership is voluntary and members are appointed for two-year terms. Meetings are held once each month.
- Bylaws (PDF)
Questions or Concerns?
All CAFNR staff are invited to use this online form to share questions or concerns, and a council rep will respond!
- See the past issues on Box (open to all MU employees: please log in)
Staff Council meets regularly throughout the year. Feel free to contact your rep with any items you would like added to the next upcoming meeting.
CAFNR Divisions and Current Staff Advisory Council Members
- Animal Sciences
- Gloria Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Applied Social Sciences
- Amy Moum, email@example.com
- Linda Knapp, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Food Systems and Bioengineering
- Logan Howard, email@example.com
- Plant Sciences
- School of Natural Resources
If you are a CAFNR staff member and want to get involved, contact the Council Chair.
(CAFNR Staff Advisory Council members are not eligible for the Staff Council awards.)
Above and Beyond
Each quarter the CAFNR Staff Advisory Council will send out an email call for nominations looking for staff members who have gone that extra mile in their collaborations for the greater good. Nominee must be a full-time benefit eligible, non-faculty, employee of CAFNR for at least 6 months. One winner will be selected from the nominations to receive a cash award of $150 deposited with their paycheck. (Subject to payroll taxes)
Staff Enrichment Award
All benefit-eligible, non-faculty employees who have worked in CAFNR for at least 6 continuous months when their proposed event/project occurs are eligible to submit a proposal. Proposals are considered on an individual basis only. Multiple individuals may apply to attend the same event, but separate applications are necessary. Group applications will not be considered for funding, unless special notice is made. Current CAFNR Staff Advisory Council members are not eligible for funding. Previous recipients are not eligible for new funding for 1 year after the original activity.
Staff Excellence Award
Each year, we present two exceptional staff members (one exempt and one non-exempt) with the Staff Excellence Award. The staff members are honored at the Celebration of Excellence dinner and are given a $1000 cash award.
Annual events include a fall chili luncheon, town-hall meeting, and a spring picnic.
Philanthropy is a big part of the council; events often include a fundraising portion, with donations supporting a local charitable organization. Keep your eyes open for email announcements for Staff Council events.