Exempt Staff Council - Knoxville Area
Chancellor Jimmy Cheek will be meeting with the Exempt Staff Council next week on Tuesday, August 25. Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek is our chief operating officer and is responsible for the administration and management of the flagship campus in Knoxville. The chancellor also sits on the UT-Battelle Board of Governors. As an officer of the University of Tennessee system, he reports to the president and is elected annually by the Board of Trustees upon the recommendation of the president.
Dr. Joe DiPietro speaks at an Exempt Staff Meeting
About the Council
The Exempt Staff Council (ESC), counterpart to the Faculty Senate and Employee Relations Councils, is a body elected by peers to represent nearly 2,200 exempt (administrative and professional) staff at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville area. The ESC is sponsored by the Vice President for Administration and Finance.
The mission of the ESC is to provide a forum for discussing issues and exchanging ideas relevant to exempt staff and to provide a mechanism for communicating with other representative bodies and administrators.
Membership includes elected representatives from each of the vice president areas, the Office of the Provost, and any additional units with Knoxville area staff exempt personnel. Elections are held in March or April. Representatives take office July 1.
Procedure for Submitting and Responding to Issues
- Issues should be submitted in writing (or by e-mail) to your representative. Exempt staff may also contact the Chair directly.
- The Council will research and discuss each issue by contacting the appropriate offices or administrators on campus when appriorate. Issues may also be sent to other committees on campus for action when appropriate. The issue will be placed on a future meeting agenda for discussion and action by the Council when sufficient information about the issue has been obtained.
- The Representative or Chair will contact the person who submitted the issue to inform him or her of its status or its resolution.
Issues, comments, concerns? We want to hear from you! Email your representative.
For comments or suggestions about the ESC website, email the ESC.