Welcome to the Staff Advisory Council Booth

In its 32nd year, the Staff Advisory Council continues to serve as an advisory group to suggest, comment, and provide feedback on policies and raise awareness of issues that affect the Case Western Reserve University Community.  

2021 - 2022 Executive Committee

  • Dawn Ellis, Chair (Department Assistant, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences)

  • Samantha Ciriaco, Vice Chair (Director of Experiential Opportunities & Outreach, School of Law)

  • Dedra Hanna Adams, Secretary (Financial Aid Director, FPB School of Nursing)

  • Jean Seneff, Immediate Past Chair (Director of Academic Administration, Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic)

Meet your SAC representatives!

Recent Staff Advisory Council Accomplishments

One of Staff Council’s most recent accomplishments is the establishment of leave accrual equity for Staff employees.

  • Requested and received a revision of the Staff Policy Manual reflecting the existence of the annual Compensation  Guidelines document and the exception process for raises exceeding those guidelines.

  • Formed an Ad Hoc Committee to review the Remote Work Policy and gathered extensive feedback from staff.  Submitted a formal Resolution to leadership which resulted in the university establishing a Remote Work Task Force to develop a new policy.

  • Developed and distributed a training and development survey for staff that received a 19% overall response rate from all parts of the university. The survey identified strengths and areas of concern which were reported to the Staff Advisory Council, Human Resources, the Interim President, and Provost. As a result, Staff Development and Training Committee members implemented survey feedback through participation in the creation of two new positions for the Professional Development Center

You are Invited!

Staff employees are invited to join the meetings and reach out with questions, comments, or concerns regarding their roles at Case Western Reserve University. All meetings are held on Zoom. Email staffadvisorycouncil@case.edu for more information. 

Upcoming meetings:

  • Friday, December 10, 2021, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

  • Thursday, February 10, 2022, 10:00am - 11:30am

  • Friday, April 8, 2022, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Interested in joining SAC?

Participation on the Staff Advisory Council is an honor and a responsibility that acknowledges each representative's commitment to serving the CWRU staff members. Through participation in this Council, representatives have an extraordinary opportunity to help shape the future of the University.

If you are interested in serving on the Council, please email sac-nominations@case.edu