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Southeastern Staff Association

Southeastern Oklahoma State University depends on the efficiency and commitment of non-faculty employees. Commitment comes from meaningful involvement and participation in the policies of the University. The purpose of the Southeastern Staff Association is to enable non-faculty employees to participate effectively in the achievement of the goals of Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

All staff employees are automatically members.

  • No dues or fees;
  • A way to get to know other staff members on campus;
  • An opportunity to contribute to the university and community; and
  • A vehicle to voice suggestions or concerns regarding your employment here at Southeastern.
  • The representatives meet once a month. All staff members are always encouraged to attend these meetings.

2020-21 Executive Officers
President: Gingerlei Waddell
President-Elect: Bryanna Allsbury
Past President/Historian: Alisha Ridenour
Treasurer: Jennifer Moore
Secretary: Lisa McDanel
Reporter: Samantha Rogers
Adviser: Dennis Westman

Non-Exempt Staff: Penny Bridwell, Sierra Downs, Stacey Estep, & Kelly Hawthorne
Exempt Staff: Jeni Maple and Michael Stout

Standing Committees Open Close

To be an effective organization, staff members should be involved in the activities of the SSA. One way to do this is to serve on a SSA committee. On this page, the different committees are listed with brief summaries of their responsibilities and areas of concern.

Now is the perfect opportunity to be involved in the SSA!

Budget Committee

  • Advises University VP’s and President on general budgetary matters as they relate to staff
  • Periodically communicates with the staff regarding the status of the budget
  • Attempts to establish a consensus on the funding needs and priorities of the staff
  • Review any changes proposed in our campus benefit plan
  • Advisor: Treasurer

Hospitality Committee

  • Responsible for keeping the University community informed of the activities of the SSA
  • Appoints a newsletter editor who will be responsible for producing and distributing one SSA newsletter in the fall and spring semesters
  • Responsible for coordinating the two general meetings (Fall Fun Day and Spring Elections)
  • Advisor: Secretary

Nominating and Recognition Committee

  • Organizes and administers all annual SSA elections
  • Administers the nomination and selection process for the annual Staff Recognition Awards
  • Reviews and updates policy regarding Staff Recognition Awards
  • Membership for this committee consists of one representative from each job group
  • Advisor: Past President

Personnel Policies and Procedures Committee

  • Reviews current personnel policies
  • Makes recommendations for proposed changes as they affect staff employees
  • Updates website with meeting dates, announcements, and necessary changes to documents
  • Advisor: President

Staff Development Committee

  • Aids University in the development and promotion of opportunities for improvement of qualifications of members
  • Advisor: President-Elect

Ad-Hoc Committees

Ad-hoc committees are added as needed by the Executive Council when specific concerns are identified. These committees end with the resolution of its specific concern or need.

Fund Raising Committee

  • Increase awareness of SSA
  • Promote current opportunities for staff and others to give financially to the SSA
  • Develop new fund raising initiatives

Leave Policy Committee

  • Solicit feedback from the staff regarding the leave policy
  • Relate the staff’s concerns with the leave policy to Administration
  • Keep the staff informed of possible changes to the leave policy