ESA Presentation (pdf)


  • Represent staff at University Council meetings and on many other committees across campus
  • Represent staff when issues are considered by Administration
  • Provide policy input
  • Advance equality, benefits, salaries, status of employees and improve working conditions
  • Provide an avenue of communication with other higher education associations
  • Discuss and implement best practices with other higher education associations


  • Strive to make the University a better place to work and to pursue an education
  • Nurture relationships with staff, faculty, administration, and students
  • Facilitate communication, understanding and cooperation among staff members
  • Promote DSU pride
  • Award Exempt Staff Employee of the Year


  • Promote professional growth of members

Mission Statement

To create a powerful voice for Exempt Professional Staff at Dixie State University (DSU); to work to advance equality, benefits, salaries, status of employees and improve working conditions; to facilitate communication, understanding and cooperation; to promote the professional growth of its members.


  1. Advance collaborative efforts in solidifying fair, transparent, and equitable compensation.
  2. Encourage informed and supportive involvement of all Exempt Professional Employees at Dixie State University.

What’s the difference between the Exempt Staff Association and the Classified Staff Association?

Both associations represent staff on campus and work together to support the staff at DSU.

Your job duties and responsibilities determine if your position is either Exempt or Classified (you can check with Human Resources if you have a question.) Those who are exempt: are responsible for fulfilling the responsibilities of their assigned positions and working a minimum of 40 hours per week. Those who are classified: a) Are expected to work eight hours per day or 40 hours per week and are responsible for accurately recording work hours, obtain supervisor’s approval prior to working overtime, and cooperate with overtime work needs. Departments shall schedule unpaid meal breaks and paid rest periods as appropriate. b) Receive meal periods for each full-time work day of not less than 30 minutes, nor longer than one hour. Meal periods are noncompensated and are not included when calculating total hours worked. Meal periods may not be used to shorten a work day. c) May take a 15 minute compensated break period for every four hours worked. Break periods may not be accumulated to create a shorter work day or longer lunch period. d) Are allowed compensated exercise release time of up to 30 minutes three days per week. e) May not “volunteer” their services to the College if the work is not significantly different in nature than their primary position. See policy 4-18 (Staff Compensation).

ESA Board Meetings

All Board meetings are open to ESA members who wish to attend
Time: TBA

ESA Board Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting Minutes

ESA Budget

2016-2017 Budget

ESA Constitution & Bylaws

Constitution & Bylaws

ESA End of Year Reports