Governing Council Elections

Join the BSA Governing Council

Are you interested in working collaboratively for the benefit of all staff on campus? Do you have the time and interest to...

  • Facilitate and promote BSA programs?

  • Engage in discussions on important topics?

  • Create community while championing staff interests? 

If so, join Governing Council (GC) and make an impact for all staff!

This three-year appointment runs from July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2027. New member orientation will be in late June. 

There are currently 6 spots available on the GC. All UC Berkeley staff members are invited and encouraged to nominate candidates. You may nominate any current non-academic Berkeley staff, including yourself! 

Serving on the GC is a fun, engaging, and great way to develop leadership and interpersonal skills. GC members have the opportunity to network with staff from all over campus, including high-level administrators. 

Roles and Responsibilities

As a GC member, you will serve on at least one of the following BSA committees, with the opportunity to gain leadership experience as a committee chair:

  • New Professionals Network: Build community amongst new employees

  • Career Development: Facilitate our mentorship program

  • Program and Events: Create and host special events

  • Communications: Maintain the Newsletter, BSA website, and social media channels

  • Excellence in Management: Facilitate the annual Awards program

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB): Strives to eradicate structures, policies, and environments within our organization and programs that replicate injustice

GC members are also eligible to serve on CUCSA - which is the Council of UC Staff Assemblies. CUCSA meets quarterly at alternating campuses, co-sponsors the Staff Engagement Survey, informs UC Leaders on issues of importance to staff, and shares best practices across the UC system.

GC meetings are held twice a month on Thursdays, 12–1 pm. Regular attendance is required at GC meetings (virtual and/or in-person). All newly elected GC members must attend new member orientation in late June.

Elections Process and Timeline

To nominate a non-academic UC Berkeley Staff member for the GC, please fill out the BSA GC nomination form before 5 pm on Friday, April 26.

  • April 11 - 26, 5pm: Nominations open

  • April 29: Election Committee contacts nominees

  • May 10, 1 pm:  Candidate statements due (150 words or less)

  • May 16 - May 30, 5pm: Elections open

  • June 6: Results announced

  • New Member Orientation in late June

Make sure you have subscribed to the BSA Newsletter and  joined the BSA mailing list to get timely updates regarding elections. Additionally, visit our page on rules and information regarding the election proccess.

If you have any questions about BSA or the GC, please contact or any GC member listed on this website.