Recently, many staff members who lack moderator diamonds have been posting here. Such staff members have a secret "staff" flag on them, which allows them access into the staff-only chat rooms on Meta Stack Exchange Chat, as well as the ability to edit moderator-only tags.
However, these staff members don't have the ability to make binding edits to posts. This leads to odd circumstances where a staff member has to suggest an edit in order to apply a moderator-only tag.
Now, you could argue that it might just be better to give all staff members moderator diamonds, but according to another non-mod staff member, "the Community team has tightened up internal policies regarding who gets one and who doesn't." I'm not gonna argue with that.
It's also worth mentioning that on per-site metas, non-moderator staff members do have the ability to edit moderator-only tags. This request would match it up for MSE.
Can we please give non-moderator users with the staff flag the ability to make binding edits here, without needing to suggest edits?