Staff Affairs Committee

Staff Affairs Committee

Chair: Jane Hirshberg (
Coordinator: Aaron Tobiason (
Materials (for committee members only)

The Staff Affairs Committee formulates and reviews campus policies affecting staff members, including policies regarding periodic review of campus departments and administrators that employ staff members. The Staff Affairs Committee administers the nomination and election process for staff representatives to the Council of University System Staff (CUSS). Every year, the committee also facilitates the nomination process for the Board of Regents (BOR) Staff Awards at the University. In addition, the committee is responsible for helping with the recruitment of staff representatives for campus and Senate committees, including system-wide activities involving staff. The committee actively promotes opportunities for staff involvement in shared governance at every administrative level.

The committee consists of an appointed presiding officer; eight staff members, with two members from each of the elected staff categories; two category II contingent employees, with one exempt and one non-exempt to the extent of availability; one faculty member; one student; and one representative each of the Senior Vice President and Provost, the Director of Human Resources, the Vice President for Administration and Finance, and the Vice President for Student Affairs. The three elected University representatives to the Council of University System Staff (CUSS), shall serve as voting ex-officio members; the alternate University representatives to CUSS shall be non-voting ex-officio members.

For more information about the annual Board of Regents (BOR) Staff Awards, please see the BOR Staff Awards page.

^ Meetings & Agendas

Fall Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
Spring Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
Committee Work
Doc No
NameCurrent StatusUnder Review By
18-19-36Policy on Criminal Background Checks for Faculty and Staff EmployeesUnder ReviewStaff Affairs Committee

Past Committee Work

Committee Members

Barabak, AmeliaEx-Officio - Provost's RepSVPAAPabarabak@umd.edu2020
Claiborne, DarrellEx-Officio - CUSS Rep (Non-Voting)BMGTdclaiborne@rhsmith.umd.edu2020
Cooper, JaisonExempt Staff Contingent IIINFOjbcooper@umd.edu2021
Daviage, EverettExempt Staff (Division)DITedaviage@umd.edu2020
DuDonis, RobertNon-Exempt Staff (Division)VPAFrdudonis@umd.edu2020
Fisanich, CatherineNon-Exempt Staff (Academic)CMNScclark4@umd.edu2020
Goff, SarahEx-Officio - CUSS RepBSOSsegofft@umd.edu2020
Hinson, ElizabethEx-Officio - CUSS Rep (Non-Voting)PLCYehinson@umd.edu2020
Hirshberg, JaneChairARHUjaneh22@umd.edu2020
Jennings, AntoniettaNon-Exempt Staff (Division)VPRamjennin@umd.edu2021
Lambert-Jones, RytheeEx-Officio - Director of Human Resources RepVPAFelamber1@umd.edu2020
Martens, AnneEx-Officio - VP Administration & Finance RepVPAFamartens@umd.edu2020
Patricio, KaliaEx-Officio - CUSS RepVPSAkrp@umd.edu2020
Pekny, JeanneNon-Exempt Staff (Academic)ENGRjpekny@umd.edu2021
Rowh, BrianneExempt Staff (Division)VPSArowhb@umd.edu2021
Saponaro, MargaretFacultyLIBRmsaponar@umd.edu2020
Schrimpe, MaureenEx-Officio - CUSS RepVPSAschrimpe@umd.edu2020
Stenson, KristinExempt Staff (Academic)CMNSkstenson@physics.umd.edu2020
Supple, BrookeEx-Officio - VP Student Affairs RepVPSAbsupple@umd.edu2020
Tella, DeekshithaStudentCMNSdtella@umd.edu2020
Webster, TimeaExempt Staff (Academic)SVPAAPtwebste1@umd.edu2021