The Staff Advisory Committee connects Saint Louis University staff to important information and advises on University policy that would affect staff.
In accordance with the Catholic Jesuit identity of Saint Louis University, the purpose of the Staff Advisory Committee shall be to communicate the interest and concerns of a diverse University staff; to function in an advisory capacity in the development, review and implementation of University policies which affect staff; to provide a means of communication with the administration and faculty, and support them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the staff; and to create and nurture a spirit of unity among all employees at the University.
The Staff Advisory Committee was created in September 1992 as the Human Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC). It was officially recognized by the Saint Louis University administration as a sub-committee of the Human Resources Board and renamed the Staff Advisory Committee (SAC) in July 1995.
The Staff Advisory Committee has representatives serving on a number of SLU committees and human resources sub-committees considering:
- FMLA Leave
- SmokeFree SLU
The Staff Advisory Committee was instrumental in the development and approval of the following policies and programs:
- Paid Parental Leave Policy
- Reduction in Force Policy to include Tuition Remission
- Peer Review Policy
- Cura Personalis Program
In addition, the committee has suggested SAC members for diversity training forums, requested the change in jury duty pay to allow staff to retain payment, and made recommendations in the corrective counseling policy. SAC has raised concerns about policies regarding internal promotional procedure, transfer request procedures, and improving communication to internal applicants.