The mission of Staff Council is to actively support the role of the University and to develop, maintain, and encourage positive relationships and communications with our campus community, friends, and neighbors.
According to the Staff Council Constitution and Bylaws, all CSULB staff employees, managers (except those with academic retreat rights), and staff of CSULB auxiliaries (the CSULB Foundation, Associated Students, and Forty-Niner Shops) who are employed on a half-time basis, or more, with an initial appointment of at least six months or more, are eligible to serve as a representative to the Council.
Each organizational unit shall be entitled to one (1) representative for each twenty-five (25) eligible staff members or a fraction thereof. Each organizational unit elects representatives for 3 years terms beginning in June. Representatives who are unable to attend a regular or special meeting may appoint a staff pro tem person from their area who will have full voting and speaking privileges.
- Staff Affairs Council began in 1969 and held its first meeting in January of 1970.
- The instituting of collective bargaining caused the council to disband in 1983.
- In the early 1990s, staff employees felt the need for a body to deal with staff issues outside of collective bargaining, and through the efforts of the staff Academic Senators and several other long-time staff members, the Staff Council was reborn. The development of CSULB's 'new' council took approximately two years, with the approval of by-laws and procedural items working their way through the proper channels. During the process, the faculty were very encouraging.
- The first meeting of the new group was held on April 16, 1992, led by staff Academic Senators Sharon Olson, Gloria Carver, Mikell Morrison, Jeanette Norton, and Judy Swan. Kathy Billing, a former staff Academic Senator, and the university's thesis reviewer served as the Council's first chair for the 1992-93 academic year.
- The Mission Statement was approvedonThursday, June 13, 1996, at Staff Council Meeting No. 49.
Of the 23 CSU campuses, four others have a Staff Council.