Mississippi Association of Staff Council Organizations
Mississippi Association of Staff Council Organizations (MASCO) was formed in 1989 to provide leadership and representation for the nearly 15,000 staff members employed at the eight institutions of higher learning in Mississippi.
MASCO is not a union, but rather a board of directors comprised of each university’s staff council president or chair. The board’s chairperson serves a term of one year and is selected by alphabetical rotation.
The primary functions of MASCO are to promote interaction between staffs at all state institutions of higher learning in Mississippi and to enhance communication between the staff and the Council of University Presidents about issues of mutual concern.
MASCO functions as a channel of communication between the various university staff councils, their recognized counterparts, and university faculty senate/councils. MASCO is also responsible for considering issues of mutual concern and making recommendations to the Council of Presidents when appropriate.