Nominations deadline March 30, 2017 

Berkeley Staff Assembly (BSA) is accepting nominations for the Governing Council (GC), the governing body of BSA. The three-year GC term runs from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020. There are up to 14 open positions on the GC. All current UC Berkeley staff members are invited and encouraged to nominate candidates. You may nominate any current Berkeley staff member(s), including yourself.

Serving on the GC is fun, challenging, and a great way to network and develop leadership and interpersonal skills. GC members have the opportunity to meet staff from all over campus while working collaboratively on BSA activities. Current BSA programs include:

We also encourage proposals for new BSA initiatives.

Attendance is expected at the biweekly GC meeting, held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, from noon to 1 p.m. Room TBD. All GC members are also expected to actively serve on one of the BSA subcommittees.   

The deadline for submitting nominations is Thursday, March 30, 2017. To nominate a staff member for the GC send an email with subject “GC Nomination” to or fax to Erin Simmer at (510) 664-9318. Please include the nominee name, phone number, and email address.  Nominees only need to be a current non-academic UC Berkeley staff member in order to accept the nomination and run in the election.

The Election Committee will contact all nominees regarding their nomination (keeping nominators anonymous). Those who accept the nomination will be required to provide a brief candidate statement (one paragraph, 150 words or less) by noon April 7, 2017. 

Nominees are encouraged to attend a GC meeting at any time to learn more about the group. Please visit for the election details.  The Election Committee will prepare a ballot with the candidates’ statements and voting instructions, which will be available to all UC Berkeley staff members no later than Wednesday April 12, 2017. The results of the election will be announced on Thursday April 27, 2017.

If you have any questions about BSA or the GC, please contact BSA Chair-Elect Erin Simmer at, or any other GC member listed on the BSA website:

Please distribute this notice widely to UC Berkeley staff members.  Thank you.

- BSA Election Committee:

Erin Simmer, Jeanette Robinson, Kathleen Valerio, Rochelle Ford