Get Involved

We're all in this together – all committed to building community and helping people realize their full potential. There are many ways to get invovled!  Join us in building a better campus community by joining the staff council community, sharing our progress, and learning about the many ways you can be part of our work.

Participate in an Event

Staff Council Participation is Easy ...  

Attend - Volunteer - Donate!

Visit What We Do for a full listing of Staff Council events and initiatives.  Click on the image related to the event for additional information and Council Member contact info to attend, volunteer or donate to the event! 

Attend a Meeting

Staff Council - General Staff Meetings

The Council will conduct a General Staff Meeting of all employees at least once a quarter (March, June, September, December) at a time and place determined by members of the Council.  The secretary will publish notice of these meetings one month in advance. 

General Staff Meetings are open to all RWJMS employees and staff, and will provide an opportunity to hear about what the Council is doing, ask questions, provide suggestions and get involved!

Monday, September 16, 2019

12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Monday, December 16 2019

12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Monday, March 23 2020

12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Monday, June 22, 2020

12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


All Meetings are held in CAB 1302 w/v-tel to the DCR

Join the Council

Staff Council Membership:

Membership in the RWJMS Staff Council is open to all benefits-eligible RWJMS staff.

General Elections:

Elections for vacant positions on the Council will be conducted annually during the month of May by secret ballot.  The election will be carried out and approved by the Council in accordance with election procedures as established by the Council.  Nominations of candidates may be made by eligible employees in their established representative department.  Winners of an election will be determined by candidates receiving the most votes within their representative department. If there is only one nominee from a representative department, the vote will carry automatically without the necessity of distributing and collecting ballots.

Council/Term of office:

The Staff Council shall consist of employees of RWJMS. Council members will serve a three-year term. The Council should not make up more than 31 members but should have no less than 15. A council member cannot serve more than two consecutive terms, totaling six years. However, they may be re-elected to a position after a one-year term vacancy. Any member missing three consecutive meetings without written excuse shall be immediately removed from the Council. If a council member should change departments, due to job change within RWJMS, their continued position on the Council will be reviewed by their representative department head/chairperson and if approved, voted on by the Council to finish out their current term.


Vacancies of council members for unexpired terms will be filled by election at the next regular meeting of the Council under the rules identified in Article VI, Section 2.


A quorum will consist of at least two thirds of the members of the Council. No action will be taken by the Council unless a quorum is present. Absentee ballots, however, will count towards a vote, and these ballots should be submitted three days prior to the council meeting in which the vote is taking place.

Individuals interested in being part of the Staff Council should contact their department head.


The Staff Council accepts, and greatly appreciates, donations in all forms: 


Monetary donations assist with purchase of recognition items, gift cards,
event supplies, giveaways and signage!  

Click on the Donate link below to give a monetary gift.

Gift Items

Gift items are greatly appreciated for use as individual staff recognition gifts,
recognition gift baskets, raffles and event giveaways!

To donate a Gift Item for a Staff Council event or activity Click Here.

Event Space/Venues 

The Staff Council has many great ideas for special events and initiatives!
Donating an event space or venue will help us to bring our ideas to life!

To donate an Event Space or Venue for a Staff Council event or activity Click Here.

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