CEA is USU's official organization to represent the approximately 1,000 classified* employees on campus. First created in 1966, CEA has evolved into a proactive, highly focused organization. Goals and objectives of the association are to promote and enhance:
The individual classified employee's professional/technical development and enrichment.
Each person's unique abilities to provide excellence and service to the University and the work force as a whole.
Better relationships and understanding between CEA members and University related organizations and community.
Help to develop USU level policies with respect to their application to association members. Policies shall be reviewed in relationship to current regional, statewide and national trends and concerns.
The association consists of:
Approximately 1,000 employees
4 elected officers
6 standing committees
Quarterly forums for all members
Employee of the quarter recognition
CEA week held in the spring of every year culminating with the banquet
Employee of the year recognition
CEA scholarship awards presented at banquet
CEA web page
Representation on various University committees
CEA networks with staff associations of other institutions of higher education in the state through representation to the Utah Higher Education Staff Association (UHESA).
*Refers to employees who are considered "non-exempt" from the Fair Labor Standards Act FHSA legislation.