University Classified Staff Council

Who We Are

Who We Are

The UCSC membership consists of elected representatives from each operating unit across UTHealth and appointed members as specified by our bylaws. Members must be full-time classified employees who have fulfilled the obligations of their probationary employment period. Click here to see the UCSC Bylaws.


Why We're Here

The University Classified Staff Council (UCSC) advises the President and the Executive Council on matters of importance to classified employees of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Such matters can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Appropriate policies and procedures
  • Strategic planning and directions
  • Recruitment, retention, promotion, and transfer of classified staff
  • Processes regarding continuous quality improvement
  • Budget and planning issues
  • Houston-wide communications and resource networking
  • Campus master planning
  • Compensation policies
  • Classified staff status, rights, and responsibilities

How We Work

Each member of UCSC serves on one of five standing committees. Special purpose committees may be established on a temporary basis as needed.

The five standing committees are:

The chairs of each committee, along with UCSC officers, serve as the Coordinating Committee. The Coordinating Committee is responsible for the strategic direction of UCSC and for advising the Executive Council on strategic planning issues of UCSC. The Coordinating Committee develops the agenda for UCSC meetings and facilitates the work of UCSC.


What Else We Do

In addition, UCSC council members participate in groups and events across campus and UT System. This includes or has included:

  • Volunteering to help with university-wide events like Fun Fest
  • Serving on councils and committees across UTHealth and UT System. This may include the HOOP Review Committee, Interfaculty Council, Employee Advisory Council, and other groups.
  • Serving on special task forces, such as the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.
  • Coordinating professional development events
  • Assisting with policy revisions, such as the Sick Leave Pool 
  • Taking part in programs and events such as the Toner & Cartridge Recycling