About Us

The University Staff Advisory Council (USAC) is the Voice for Penn State Staff. USAC was appointed in January 1995 by the Associate Vice President for Human Resources to act in an advisory capacity to the Central Administration.

MISSION

Our mission is to represent the interests and issues impacting Penn State Staff.

VISION

The University Staff Advisory Council facilitates open and equitable deliberations over the policies, procedures and programming that impact Penn State Staff.

VALUES

Within all of our Council deliberations, we emphasize equity, trust, and integrity in support of the overarching values set forth by the Penn State Mission.

  • Equity in exploring issues, policies, and practices that impact or are impacted by staff.
  • Trust in open communications during Council meetings and in encouraging input from the University community.
  • Integrity in always keeping the issues impacting staff at the forefront of our discussions and recommendations.

WHAT WE DO: THE UNIVERSITY STAFF ADVISORY COUNCIL (USAC):

  • Acts in advisory capacity to the central administration
  • Explores issues, policies, and practices that impact staff
  • Recommends revisions to policies
  • Suggests new policy initiatives
  • Serves to advocate for staff welfare and development
  • Liaisons with college and campus Staff Advisory Councils