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PSO News: NCPS Conference Starts Sunday

NCPS Conference Starts Sunday

The Northwest Coalition of Professional Staff (NCPS) is holding its inaugural conference at Alder Hall from July 19 to July 21st, with a full schedule of lectures and workshops starting on Monday. The conference will be an opportunity to network with professional staff from the UW and other campuses in the Northwest, and learn specific skills related to your work. It is also an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the NCPS. You can register online at website or the day of the conference. Check out the schedule of events.

New Officers and Directors

The PSO Elections resulted in a transition to a new President (Martha Tran) and Vice President (John Carroll), and eight new members of the Board of Directors. The Board will be providing the same slate activities and resources as always, but look for a few new things as well. Follow this space for more information about the new Board and like us on Facebook

A note from HR on Launch of Workday

UW to Launch Workday in June 2016

Next summer, the University of Washington will launch a world-class system to manage its human resources and payroll information in a single place. Workday, an integrated HR and payroll system, will replace HEPPS, OPUS, OWLS, UW Timesheet, Leave and Time Reporting, Lawson and many other shadow systems around the UW. Learn more about Workday and the HR/Payroll Modernization project.

Workday will go-live on June 16, 2016, and will feature easy-to-use Employee Self-Service functionality that allows employees to quickly view pay, time-off balances, retirement contributions, and much more. It will provide employees with the option to have up to three direct deposit accounts. And it will make organizational information accessible at employee fingertips, including organizational charts across the UW. Learn about other benefits of Workday.

The Professional Staff Organization (PSO), established in 1990, represents the issues and concerns of professional staff to the university administration, the campus, and our local community. All UW professional staff are members of PSO.

Over the years PSO has provided information to legislators, represented professional staff on faculty councils and committees ranging from academics to facilities, and worked to improve communication and build camaraderie among the professional staff throughout the university system. The PSO also collaborates with the UW administration on other issues relevant to professional staff.

To stay in touch with our members, we host meetings for staff in autumn and spring quarters, often with professional staff as speakers, to talk candidly and collegially about issues at the university. We also publish a biannual newsletter and award scholarships to help our members pursue professional development opportunities.

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