Committees and Officers
The Executive Committee is charged with managing the CUSS meeting agendas, assigning
people to committees, charging committees with tasks, addressing staff concerns to/with the
Chancellor, Regents, Legislators, and other interested parties.
The Benefits and Compensation Committee will review current compensation packages and
proposals from Campuses, System, and State personnel offices, for both exempt and nonexempt
staff. Review and comment on USM policy on slotting or classification of employees (including
contract employees), levels of pay, classification schemes, pay ranges, merit pay proposals,
COLA distribution proposals, etc. The Committee will also review current health benefit plans
and proposed changes in benefits including Personal Leave, and all other non cash compensation
The Communications Committee will develop means of conveying CUSS issues to various
constituents: Exempt and Nonexempt Staff, Faculty, Students, Regents, Legislators, etc. The
Committee will also develop formal and special features for the newsletter, oversee the CUSS
website, and production of print and electronic media.
The Community Outreach & Recognition Committee facilitates the process of selecting the
annual Board of Regents Staff Award recipients, in addition to assisting in the development of
activities that provide for the professional and social development of staff at the University
System of Maryland institutions.
The Legislative Affairs Committee will monitor the Maryland Legislative Sessions to
identify USM-related bills, apprise CUSS of relevant issues, and propose responses when
The Chair presides at all meetings of the Council and is responsible for supervision
and execution of its business, and initiation of an annual goals statement. They serve as
the chief liaison between the Council, the Chancellor, and the Board of Regents. They, or
a designated alternate, attend all Chancellor's Council meetings, all Board of Regents meetings,
and any other USM meeting where Staff employee representation is requested.
The Vice-Chair serves in the absence of the Chair and shall be responsible for other
duties as assigned by the Council and/or Executive Committee.
The Secretary or Co-Secretaries keep the minutes and records of the Council and assume
other duties as delegated by the Chair and/or the Executive Committee. Meetings may be recorded
The Immediate Past Chair serves as staff advisor to the Board of Regents for a period
of not more than one year and shall continue to report back to the Council on Board activities.
If the Immediate Past Chair is unable to serve, a designee of the Council shall serve in this