The Haverford College Staff Association was formed in 1971 to provide an opportunity for the staff to share information and ideas pertaining to campus business and social life. At that time a representative body was established to provide a means for communicating with the College’s administration.
Membership in the Staff Association is open to all employees, except faculty members and administrators.
The organization of the Association took various forms until 1982, when formal by-laws were drawn up and adopted.
The Association now has four elected officers and an Executive Committee, made up of ten members chosen to represent all segments of the campus. Some of its stated objectives are: “to share a concern for the community life of the College.... to develop effective channels of communication to afford staff fuller participation in the life of the College.... to develop an effective mechanism through which staff members may participate in decisions that affect them… to develop procedures through which staff may voice concerns and seek action on specific problems as needs may dictate.” Regular meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday each month during the academic year. Some of these feature outside speakers on topics of interest to staff members. The Association currently has representatives on several College committees to help maintain contact with the College administration. These include representatives to the Board of Managers and the Faculty as well as participation on the Administrative Advisory Committee and College Planning Committee. Appointments are made to ad hoc committees.
Social events sponsored by the Staff Association provide an opportunity to get to know fellow workers in an informal setting. The Staff Association provides support for its members and makes it possible for the staff to participate more actively in the Haverford College community as a whole.
It is important for all employees to realize that the officers and the committees are elected to represent the Staff Association, not to run it. Employees should make a point of discussing with their representatives any matter that they think should be raised with the administration for correction or clarification. Raising questions ultimately benefits both the staff and the College.
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