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About USAC

The University Staff Advisory Council (USAC) represents all staff members in Vanderbilt University (non-union) positions. USAC is an advisory group to the university’s administration, including Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, on issues that are important to staff, such as policies, benefits and practices. Many staff council suggestions have been adopted — including employee celebration, short-term disability, and free MTA transit.

USAC is made up of more than 90 elected individuals from nearly two dozen campus groups who represent more than 3,000 full- and part-time exempt and non-exempt university staff members. Also, there is a Medical Center Staff Advisory Council made up of elected members who represent staff at the medical center.

The administration utilizes the council for several purposes, including as a channel to communicate information across the university, as a sounding board, and as a source for recommendations. Recent USAC guest speakers include Chancellor Zeppos and David Williams, vice chancellor for university affairs and athletics and Vanderbilt athletic director.

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