Governing Council Elections

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 GC and make an impact for all staff! Elections are held annually, and all General Council members serve a 3-year term. Make sure you have joined the BSA mailing list to get timely updates regarding elections (as well as all of our programs).


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 Committee - facilitate our mentorship program
  • Program and Events - host Staff Perspectives sessions and special events
  • Communications - maintain the BSA website and social media channels, helping staff stay informed
  • Excellence in Management Committee - facilitate the annual Awards program

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 p.m. Regular attendance is required at GC meetings, and a remote dial-in option is provided. 

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