History and By-laws

On October 7, 1952, the Employee Coordinating Committee met for the first time as a way to improve communication between hospital employees and administration. For 20 years it was known as ECC until department representatives unanimously voted to change the name to Employee Council in July 1972.

Today, the formal name of the Council is the UVA Medical Center Employee Council to reflect its role as part of the UVA Health System and to differentiate it from other councils by indicating that it represents the hospital or Medical Center employees and its patients. The UVA Medical Center Employee Council meets the second Thursday of each month to enhance Medical Center services by representing the ideas and concerns of Medical Center staff and customers through direct communication and active problem solving with administration and peers. 

Voting members plus alternates represent all areas of the Medical Center. Representative elections occur in March with half of the departments on an odd-year election cycle and the other half on an even-year election cycle.

Medical Center Employee Council By-laws

By-laws Table