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Events and Announcements

Benefits Fair

A benefits 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 second Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. All meetings are located in the K-State Student Union, Cottonwood room (except as indicated below.)

  • July 10, 2019
  • August 14, 2019
  • September 11, 2019
  • October 9, 2019
  • November 13, 2019
  • December 11, 2019
  • January 8, 2020
  • February 12, 2020
  • March 11, 2020
  • April 8, 2020
  • May 13, 2020
  • June 10, 2020

Executive Council meets at noon prior to Senate meetings.        Senate committee's meet at 12:30 p.m. prior to Senate meetings.

USSS Open Forum

All university support staff are invited to the annual Fall and Spring Open Forums. It is an opportunity to communicate directly with President Myers and other Campus Leaders. See the 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.


University Support Staff Recognition Ceremony 

The Annual University Support Staff Recognition Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. in the main ballroom at the K-State Student Union. We will recognize the University Support Staff who have reached 5-15-25-35-45 years of service during the 2019 calendar year.  Additionally, we will recognize Awards of Excellence and Employees of the Year who were selected by their Colleges and Administrative units, and departments and local agencies.