Staff Affairs Committee

Staff Affairs Committee

Chair: Daniel Ostick (
Coordinator: Justin Balog (
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
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*Non-committee members may contact the Committee Coordinator for the Zoom link to attend the meeting.
Spring Semester Meetings
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Committee Work

No bills currently under review by this committee.

Past Committee Work

Committee Members

Aderholt, VandaliahEx-Officio - CUSS Rep (Non-Voting)VPAvthomps2@umd.edu2023
Aiosa, AlexNon-Exempt Staff (Division)DITaaiosa96@umd.edu2023
Alfonzo, LuisExempt Staff (Division)VPAlalfonzo@umd.edu2024
Ashour-Bailey, SuzanneEx-Officio - CUSS Rep (Non-Voting)ENGRsash1@umd.edu2023
Carpenter, MeredithEx-Officio - CUSS RepVPSAmcarpent@umd.edu2023
Chase, ShirleneEx-Officio - VP Student Affairs RepVPSAschase@umd.edu2023
Diggs, KelseyExempt Staff Contingent IIVPSAkdiggs1@umd.edu2024
Gebregziabher, MeganEx-Officio - Provost's RepSVPAAPmgebre@umd.edu2023
Hoaas, RosanneNon-Exempt Staff (Division)VPArhoaas@umpd.umd.edu2024
Holmes, TaraStudentBMGTtholmes3@umd.edu2023
Martens, AnneEx-Officio - VP Administration & Finance RepVPAamartens@umd.edu2023
Martens, AnneEx-Officio - VP & Chief Administrative Officer RepVPAamartens@umd.edu2023
Mentzer, RonaldNon-Exempt Staff (Academic)ENGRrmentze1@umd.edu2024
Nardella, RaymondExempt Staff (Division)VPSArnardell@umd.edu2023
Nkrumah, LouisaExempt Staff (Academic)SVPAAPlnkrumah@umd.edu2023
Ostick, DanielChairVPSAdostick@umd.edu2023
Paffrath, DennisNon-Exempt Staff Contingent IIVPR2024
Patricio, KaliaEx-Officio - CUSS RepVPSAkrp@umd.edu2023
Ram-Andriessens, NamrataEx-Officio - CUSS Rep (Non-Voting)VPAnamratar@umd.edu2023
Richmond, JacquelineEx-Officio - Director of Human Resources RepVPAjrichmo1@umd.edu2023
Rodriguez, ManuelExempt Staff (Academic)ARHUmrodri50@umd.edu2023
Saponaro, MaggieFacultyLIBRmsaponar@umd.edu2024
Schrimpe, MaureenEx-Officio - CUSS RepVPSAschrimpe@umd.edu2023
Yaich, AmyNon-Exempt Staff (Academic)CMNSayaich@umd.edu2023