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Staff Affairs Committee

Purpose:. The Staff Affairs Committee promotes staff development and improves the quality of service and support provided. In this capacity, it serves as the final locus of dialogue in the formulation, review, and recommendation of policies and initiatives pertaining to the responsibilities, rights, and compensation of non-union staff members.  The Staff Affairs Committee makes its recommendations to the administrator overseeing Human Resources.

The Staff Affairs Committee makes its recommendations to the senior administrator overseeing Human Resources.


  • Nadia Nasr, Head of Archives & Special Collections, University Library, 2022-25 (Chair)
  • Agustin Ruiz, Director of Human Resources, Operations (ex officio)
  • Ray Plaza, Staff Senate President-Elect 2023-24 (ex officio)
  • Hallie Mullane Née Bodey, Program Director, Ciocca Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 2022-Winter 2024 
  • Rima Nemechek, Senior Assistant Dean, Finance and Administration, School of Education and Counseling Psychology, 2021-24
  • Andrew Chai, Director, Mission Church, 2022-25
  • Bernell Nevil III, Associate Director, Office of Multicultural Learning and Rainbow Resource Center, 2022-25
  • Sarah Brockmeyer, Sr. Program Manager, Center for Global Law and Policy, Spring 2024 (interim appointment)
  • [Three-year appointment TBD]
  • Joe Nehil, Executive Assistant, Human Resources (administrative support, non-voting participant)

UPC Administrator:

  • Zenobia Lane, Vice President of Human Resources

The charge of the Staff Affairs Committee is to:

  1. Initiate, review, and/or recommend policies affecting the rights and responsibilities of all non- union staff. 
  2. Initiate, review, and/or recommend proposals, University initiatives, and programs for staff development. 
  3. Review and evaluate proposals on compensation/benefits to ensure that they promote staff achievement and reflect sound personnel practice. 
  4. Review and recommend changes to the salary grade classification system.
  5. Initiate, review and recommend changes to the Staff Policy Manual. 
  6. Collaborate with the Faculty Affairs Committee on issues, policies, guidelines, and programs that affect all University personnel. 
  7. Ensure the appropriate consultation with staff, faculty, and students in the Committee's deliberations.
  8. Monitor and invite feedback on the effectiveness of staff policies and strategic initiatives.