Staff Council Standing Committees

Each standing committee operates under the authority of the MCSC and makes recommendations for action to the MCSC. In turn, the MCSC acts on committee recommendations, and reports to each committee the results of MCSC actions. Listed below are the standing committees and their specific areas of responsibility:

Election Committee

The MCSC Election Committee, under the direction of the MCSC, develops election procedures, establishes election deadlines, conducts nominations and elections for MCSC representatives, validates the results, and resolves any problems that arise from the election process.


Comprised of three MCSC members and three HR employees whose purpose is to keep the lines of communication open between HR and Staff Council. The mission is to identify and develop recommendations for HR-related issues.

Safety and Work

Conducts research and examines issues related to the campus as a workplace and worker safety.

Staff Development and Enrichment

Staff Development Committee is inactive right now because Human Resources has a robust Staff development program.

Publicity and Events Committee

Surveys staff employee opinions; publishes articles in Middlebury College publications regarding activities of the MCSC and staff employees; plans and coordinates MCSC activities and events
(e.g. MCSC open meetings, picnics, parties)

Compensation and Benefits

Studies and reviews salary issues, benefits, leaves and vacations, job categories, and related subjects.


College Community Committees

Benefits Advisory Committee

The purpose is to review benefits and offer input and perspective on all benefits offerings" to help Administration understand how different benefits are valued by employees.

Community Council

Serves as a forum in which all the segments of the College community - administration, faculty, staff, and students - have a voice on non-academic issues facing the College. With this representative membership, Community Council deliberations and decisions take into consideration the interests and concerns of the whole community. The diverse membership assures that each member of the council
hears and understands the views of the other sections of the community, thus linking the four groups that compose the Middlebury College community.

Community Judicial Board

Presides over non-academic conduct infractions of the Honor Code.


Helps employees with problems related to employment at Middlebury College. First resort when an employee doesn't know how to approach appropriate person or committee.

Staff Appeals

Procedures to provide a fair and impartial process of which staff employees under certain conditions may avail themselves to appeal grievance decisions.

Staff Resources Committee

Reviews, approves and denies positions.