NAU CSAC history
In 1989, Human Resources proposed to the President’s Council that NAU form an advisory council to involve classified staff in university issues. A group was selected to assess the idea and make a recommendation. As a result, a proposed charter was approved. After two years of planning and review, NAU’s Classified Staff Advisory Council (CSAC) was officially recognized on November 14, 1991.
Over the years, CSAC has assisted in establishing various projects on behalf of classified staff including:
- Employee Peer Recognition Awards
- Annual Employee Appreciation Mixer
- 16-hour Professional Development Training
- Winter holiday campus closure
- Self-Evaluations for Annual Performance Appraisals
- Tri-University Classified Staff Executive Board
- Outstanding Supervisor Awards
- Classified staff representation on numerous NAU Committees and advisory groups
- Community service and community events
The mission of NAU’s Classified Staff Advisory Council (CSAC) is to represent and advocate for the needs of classified staff at NAU, and serve as a conduit for communication and information exchange between staff and university administrators on existing and proposed policies, procedures, and programs that impact or are of particular interest to classified staff. CSAC serves as a liaison with other university constituencies in an effort to promote effective campus communications. CSAC provides a forum for discussing the role of classified staff, and for understanding, sharing, and advocating for staff concerns throughout the university community. CSAC serves as a resource for inquiries and requests, works to protect and promote the general welfare of classified staff within the parameters of the university’s mission and seeks opportunities for staff growth and job enrichment.
- Provide input to university administration and recommend changes on a variety of programs, policies, procedures and issues affecting classified staff.
- Foster effective and productive dialogue between classified staff, administrators, and other university constituencies.
- Educate CSAC members about the state legislative process.
- Keep concerns regarding salary and benefits before university administration. Monitor benefit and retirement issues and their impact on classified staff, and help distribute benefit and other important information to staff.
- Promote the participation of classified staff in university decision-making by nominating staff membership on university committees and task forces.
- Provide benefits and services to classified staff through special events and philanthropy.
- We believe CSAC is obligated to communicate with all classified staff, to seek understanding of staff centered issues, and to communicate staff values and concerns throughout the university community.
- We believe CSAC is obligated to serve as an advocate and liaison between classified staff, administrators, and other constituencies in the university community, and to promote conversation on issues that affect staff.
- We believe CSAC represents the voice of the classified staff community. It is our responsibility to be proactive in promoting the needs and wishes of our constituents.
Read the CSAC ByLaws – Most recent bylaws