Council of University System Staff (CUSS)

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The University System of Maryland (USM) Council of University System Staff (CUSS) provides non-faculty employees of USM institutions, who are not part of a collective bargaining unit represented by a union, with a voice in the governance of the system. Through the council, all staff have the opportunity to influence decisions affecting the System Staff's interests. Each of the institutions within the USM is apportioned representatives based on their size. The University of Maryland, College Park has three primary representatives and three alternates. CUSS representatives also serve as ex-officio members of the Senate Staff Affairs Committee. More information about CUSS can be found on this flyer and the main CUSS website.

Elections for 2020-2022 CUSS representatives will take place in spring 2020. The candidacy period will run March 30, 2020 - April 10, 2020. Elections will occur April 20, 2020 - May 1, 2020.

Past Committee Work

Council Members

Claiborne, DarrellAlternateBMGTdclaiborne@rhsmith.umd.edu2020
Goff, SarahPrimaryBSOSsegofft@umd.edu2020
Hinson, ElizabethAlternatePLCYehinson@umd.edu2020
Patricio, KaliaPrimaryVPSAkrp@umd.edu2020
Schrimpe, MaureenPrimaryVPSAschrimpe@umd.edu2020