The University of Arkansas' Staff Senate Legislative Committee hosts Legislative Forums in election years in an effort to inform staff by introducing candidates who might represent (or continue to represent) the staff and employees of the university.

Due to technical difficulties and COVID-19 safety precautions, the 2020 Legislative Forum originally scheduled for Oct. 21 & 22 was re-formated as a Written Q&A Forum. Candidates were sent questions relevant to the position they are campaigning for during this election. These questions were submitted by university staff and members of the Staff Senate's Legislative Committee.

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Controlling Covid-19 on Campus

University Will Advance Two Salary Initiatives to Help Staff, GAs

The University is working to implement two plans it had previously put on hold due to the covid-19 pandemic dealing with wages for employees and graduate assistants.

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Staff Senate has been instrumental in pushing this initiative forward.

Staff Senate Meetings

In light of the CDC guidelines on social distancing, the Staff Senate has voted to conduct meetings online until the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. For a link to the Teams meeting space, go to our schedule of meetings page.


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The Staff Senate serves as a bridge between campus staff and leadership to make the University a positive place to work.

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