Staff Contracts - NASCO Institute

Session materials from "Staff Contracts: What is an employment contract, why might you want one, and how to successfully negotiate," which was led by Ali Zachritz and Maya Menlo (Inter-Cooperative Council - Ann Arbor) at NASCO Institute 2014.


Many larger co-op systems have paid staff, and they are often the glue in that system. They help ensure continuity of projects and drive daily operations. It is important to have a healthy, mutually beneficial relationship between leadership, members and staff. A mutually agreed-upon staff contract can help ensure that all players are receiving the structure and support they need in their role as either employee or employer. In his workshop, we will discuss what an employment contract is, who may be interested in one, pros and cons, and some strategies for how to successfully negotiate a contract.