The Operating Staff Council consists of seventeen representatives, elected by you, the operating staff at large. Representatives serve a three-year term. The three candidates with the next most votes become alternates, each serving one-year terms.

If you are interested in serving on a committee or commission, please visit the committees of the university webpage and complete the committee/commission interest form.

If you have questions, please contact the Elections/Appointments Committee chair, Jay Monteiro at jmonteiro@niu.edu.

2020 Election Results

A huge thank you to all of our great candidates and to our fellow civil service employees who participated in this year's election. 


  • Holly Nicholson
  • Lauren Teso-Warner
  • Linda Yates


  • Sara Richter
  • Jeffry Royce
  • Mary Schlagel

Contact Us

Operating Staff Council
Altgeld Hall 103