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PSO News: Scholarship Deadline, Volunteer for the PSO & HR Mordernization

Scholarship Applications due December 1st

The next round of scholarship applications are due Monday, December 1st. Did You Know: Annually, the PSO Board provides over $9,000 in scholarships and grants to professional staff. That Individuals can receive up to $300 to attend a conference, take a PoD course or a class? That groups of staff can apply for grants up to $500 to fund a training, host an event, or bring in a speaker? To apply, go to the Scholarships and Grants page. Or plan for the next round of applications will be due March 1st, 2015.

Volunteer for the PSO

The PSO Board is an all volunteer organization, and members are its staff support. There are always things to do, and the best way to find out is to show up. Think about joining a subcommittee and contribute your time. You can find out these committees at Contact the chair of the specific committee or email if you are interested.

HR/Payroll Modernization Project

The holidays provide an opportunity to catch up on items otherwise put aside So take some time to catch up on the roll out of Workday, the coming modernization of UW's payroll and human resource data systems. Check out the HR/Payroll modernization page for more information. Of special note, see this page on the Biweekly Pay Cycle

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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