The SOSC represents the staff of the University of Alaska System Offices.


The primary purposes of the SOSC are to provide an effective opportunity for System Office employees to play an active role in issues affecting their welfare; to promote a positive workplace; to represent employees' viewpoints on Regents' Policy, university regulations, and other matters affecting the intents of the university; and to act as a liaison between statewide employees, the University of Alaska, and their respective communities. 

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Add a Comment for the next SOSC Meeting

Interested in joining SOSC, or would like to nominate someone else? We currently have three vacant seats that need to be filled. Please submit the nomination in the form below.

January 12, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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FY23 Schedule

Nov 17th
Nov 21st
Dec 8th
Jan 12th
Feb 9th
Mar 9th
Apr 13th
May 11th


Meeting Records


November 21, 2022
November 17, 2022
Agenda / Minutes
October 13, 2022
Agenda / Minutes
September 15, 2022
Agenda / Minutes
August 11, 2022
Agenda / Minutes
July 21, 2022
Agenda / Minutes
June 16, 2022
Retreat Agenda / Minutes

Past Agendas and Minutes


SOSC Officers

Lauren Hartman, President 
(907) 786-7709

Monique Musick, Vice President
(907) 450-8103


2022-23 SOSC Representatives


Resolution 2021-02 -  Regarding Changes to the System Governance Office
Resolution 2021-01 - Shared Governance in Decision-Making at the University of Alaska
Memo - January 2020 - OIT Concerns
Resolution 2017-01 - In Support of Strategic Pathways
Resolution 2017-02 - Regarding "A New Vision for UA"
Resolution 2017-03 - Performance Evaluation at UA
Resolution 2017-04 - Regarding Annual Leave Cash-In at UA
Resolution 2017-05 - In Appreciation of Eric Johnson



Any member of the System Office staff can serve on committees. If you are interested in any of the committees, please contact either the chair of the committee listed below, or SOSC President Lauren Hartman (

Committees are an important part of SOSC's work and further assist in achieving the goals and objectives set forth by SOSC. They are formed for a specific task or objective. Committees shall report to SOSC at each regular meeting for the duration of the committee.

Two standing committees are outlined in the SOSC Constitution:
Current chair: Genevieve Bright (
This committee plans and facilitates the annual System Office Longevity and Outstanding Employee Awards ceremony. They also solicit staff nominations for the Outstanding Employee & Department awards and form a volunteer committee to evaluate the nominations and choose awardees.
Current chair: Committee has not yet formed for FY23
This committee facilitates the effort to solicit members interested in serving on SOSC. The nominations committee shall be formed no later than the regular meeting in February. Committee members help contact all nominees to confirm that they accept the nomination. Once a nominee has consented to be nominated, the committee will help collect photos and biographies from the nominees.
Other SOSC committees:
SOSC is organizing their committees for FY23. More information to come.


Governance Basics

2018 Governance Basics Presentation