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Events and Announcements

Benefits Fair

A benefits expo (fair) is held each October during open enrollment for benefits.

Cats in the Capitol

Each year dozens of leaders from across campus, including members of University Support Staff Senate, travel to the State House in Topeka to distribute cookies and ice cream to our legislators. Cats in the Capitol is an opportunity for our university's faculty, staff, and students to thank our state leaders for their hard work and dedication throughout the session. The event is held around mid-February every year in commemoration of K-State's birthday and in celebration of Kansas State University's success throughout the year. 

Classified and Support Staff Council

Position Papers and Legislative Resolutions

University Support Staff Senate Meetings

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. All meetings are located in the K-State Student Union (except as indicated below.)

  • Aug. 10, 2016, 313 Umberger Hall
  • Sept. 14, 2016, Cottonwood Room
  • Oct. 12, 2016 Flinthills Room
  • Nov. 9, 2016, Cottonwood Room
  • Dec. 14, 2016, Cottonwood Room
  • Jan. 11, 2017, Cottonwood Room
  • Feb. 8, 2017, Throckmorton 2002
  • March 8, 2017, Cottonwood Room
  • April 12, 2017, Cottonwood Room
  • May 10, 2017, Cottonwood Room
  • June 14, 2017, TBD
  • July 12, 2017, Cottonwood Room

Executive Council meets at noon prior to Senate meetings.

USSS Open Forum

All university support staff are invited to the annual Fall, USSS Open Forum with President Schulz and others each year. See the last two videos of the open forums on communications.

Day on the Hill

Members of the K-State University Support Staff Senate attend the annual Day on the Hill in late January along with the other five Board of Regent University Classified and Support Staff Council. Appointments are made with State Senators and Legislators to present the CSSC unified position paper. In addition to these meetings, the presidents of each university’s CSSC also attend meetings with other top officials in the capital which included the governor. This is a great opportunity for university support staff employees to visit with those who set the policy of benefits they receive from the State of Kansas.

Elections

University Support Staff (formerly Classified Employee) Recognition Ceremony

The Annual University Support Staff Recognition Ceremony is on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. in the main ballroom at the K-State Student Union. We will be recognizing the University Support Staff who have reached 5-15-25-35 years of service during the 2015 calendar year.  Additionally we will recognize employees of the year by Colleges and Administrative units, and departments and local agencies.

Employees to be recognized at the 2016 USS Recognition Ceremony