UM-Flint's Staff Council

The Staff Assembly and the Staff Council stimulate and maintain a spirit of unity and open communication between the University Support Personnel and the Administration of the University of Michigan-Flint.

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Your participation as members of staff assembly in the many opportunities available will greatly contribute to the improvement of our campus work environment.

Staff Council News and Events

Staff Council Event: Best Practices in Work-Life Balance

Please join us Wednesday, June 15, 2016, for this workshop with Justin Draeger. "Making the Impossible Choices: Best Practices in Work-Life Balance" will help us to make deliberate choices, look for efficiencies, and to know which opportunities we should pursue or turn down. The skills will help anyone to engage in more fulfilling work at home or in the office.

We'll discuss principles, tactics, and tools to help achieve a more balanced YOU. Register at

2016 Staff Recognition Award Winners

The University of Michigan-Flint Staff Council is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s Staff Recognition Award. Congratulations to Rhonda Banks, Associate Registrar and Cheryl Godmar, Academic Advisor, Education Department. The nominations and supplemental materials received were impressive and detailed an extraordinary level of talent, professionalism, and dedication to our campus and students. Congratulations to all those nominated!


Vicki Ames Appointed to Special Network Team

Vicki Ames of UM-Flint Facilities & Operations was recently been added to U of M's The Voices of the Staff Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Network Team. She is also a core team member of VOICES. Says Ames, "I’m excited to say that I received a very warm welcome." In mid-November, the Voices of the Staff Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team is hosting a workshop as one of a series of events associated with President Schlissel's Diversity Summit initiative. The team's workshop is entitled "Connecting Through Story: How Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Impacts the Workplace."

Running a Well-Oiled Machine

John O'Brien is the machine shop supervisor in the College of Arts & Sciences. Read his story about coming to UM-Flint after working for GM and why he likes to work with students.

Keeping the passion alive: Living, learning, and working in Flint

Anna Swartz of the School of Management at UM-Flint was recently featured on UM-Ann Arbor's Stories of the Staff website. Click "MORE" to log in and read her story about her passion for Flint and higher education.

Tawana Branch, Human Resource Assistant Senior

Tawana Branch began her career nine years ago with the University of Michigan-Flint. She currently works in Human Resources and is an engaged staff member acting as a mentor in the MPowering My Success program and serving as a host family for UM-Flint students.

2015 Staff Awards Celebration Recognizes Decades of Dedication to UM-Flint

The 30th annual UM-Flint Staff Recognition Dinner was held June 10 at the Flint Golf Club. Twenty-one staff members were recognized for their years of service.