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Staff Assembly

The inaugural Staff Assembly began convening in February 2022.

In the spirit of shared governance, the Assembly recognizes the importance of staff contributions to the School, and will foster greater multilateral communication between staff and the School’s faculty, students, and administration.

The goals of the Assembly include fostering a climate that supports staff participation in deliberations and decisions affecting not only the professional concerns of staff but also the overall well-being of our School and community.

Role and Composition of the Assembly

The Assembly represents the interests of all exempt and non-exempt Bloomberg School staff employees (excluding faculty and deans) and consists of 33 elected representatives from each of the 10 academic departments as well as the offices of Finance, Facilities Management, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, External Affairs, and Information Technology and other interest groups expressing advocacy. The Assembly also includes an ex officio members from the Dean’s Office.

Elected leadership of the Assembly sit as members of the School’s Committee of the Whole (COW), which serves as a forum for discussing and debating academic and administrative issues related to the School and its policies. They also meet with the Dean and Executive Vice Dean for Finance and Administration on a quarterly basis and more frequently as needed. The School provides the Assembly with an annual budget to support its activities. Policies and procedures for the Assembly adhere to the school’s core values of inclusion, diversity, anti-racism and equity.

Members of the Bloomberg School community can find more information, a list of current officers and members, and recent meeting minutes on the School’s Staff Assembly MyJHSPH page.