The Non-Exempt Staff Council functions in the interest of Trinity College Administrative Staff employees on the bi-weekly payroll. The Council serves as a liaison between the Administration of the College and Administrative Staff and makes recommendations designed to strengthen and improve communications, the working environment, and the Trinity community. On behalf of administrative staff, the committee brings forward concerns, issues, and ideas to the attention of the appropriate College administrators via the Senior Officer Liaison as appointed by the President of the College. You will find access to agendas, minutes, and other helpful information on our Meetings and Minutes page.

We are here for YOU to address your questions, concerns, or suggestions. Please feel free to contact any member of the committee directly or contact our general mailbox at [email protected].   If you choose, your communication may be kept confidential and/or anonymous by sending your concern in writing directly to the Chair of the NESC in an interoffice envelope marked “NESC – Confidential”.

Joint Statement on Behalf of the Exempt and Non-Exempt Staff Councils of Trinity College on Anti-Racism

We would like to call your attention to the following statement on anti-racism jointly ratified by the Exempt and Non-Exempt Staff Councils. We intend to do our best to help make Trinity College a more just and inclusive community both as individuals as well as in our leadership roles on the staff councils. Feel free to reach out to any of us with any comments or suggestions. We acknowledge that the following statement may bring up uncomfortable feelings and memories for those who have experienced racism at Trinity and may be difficult to read.

As staff members of one of the leading liberal arts institutions in an urban setting, we recognize that supporting social justice is in service to the fundamental mission of our institution. Moreover, as staff of a predominately white institution, it is our responsibility to address the systemic inequities that have shaped our employer, and rectify those failures with concerted action. To that end, we offer our unqualified support to the Black Lives Matter movement, and unequivocally condemn white supremacy, police brutality, and hate in all its forms.

Staff of Trinity College are uniquely positioned to be agents of change. We live and work in and around Connecticut’s capitol, whose rich history and vibrant community are essential to Trinity’s identity. We can, and must be, a bridge between this college and the Hartford community.

As a learning institution, our reach is both local and global. We have the opportunity for immediate impact, and for lasting change as the students whose education we support do their part to transform the world.

We ask that the college consider its own role in perpetuating inequality and structural racism, and thoughtfully embark on new ways to contribute to positive change. In particular, we ask college administration to:

  • Examine our hiring practices to ensure that there are diverse candidates in the hiring pool for vacancies in all departments, and commit to hiring more people of color to work for Trinity.
  • Evaluate compensation, promotion, evaluation, and staff development procedures to consider how we can better support our colleagues of color and continue to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment.
  • Redouble the college’s commitment to build strong relationships with the Hartford community and its citizens.
  • Continue to support local and national advocates for social change.
  • Support the work of students, faculty, and staff who show concerted effort to effect change in the ways people of color are treated on our campus and beyond.

Staff of this college serve a generation who will one day lead our nation. It is in their interest, as well as our own, that we urge our employer to commit to positive social change. We believe that investing in equity, justice, and compassion for all people is in service to the continued success of this institution. These principles should be at the forefront of our work, regardless of department or title.

As individuals, we commit to practicing those recommendations offered by the office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, to dismantle the structures of white supremacy and racism in our daily lives.We also commit to evaluating how our leadership groups can further anti-racism action in our community. Those who work for Trinity College stand witness to the college’s triumphs and its shortcomings. With investment from the college leadership, we can be the engine for change.

The Exempt and Non-Exempt Staff Councils