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PSO News: NCPS Conference Starts Sunday

Posted Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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.

Register Now for the NCPS Conference

Posted Thursday, June 25, 2015

Register Now for the NCPS Conference

Held in Alder Hall from July 19 to July 21st, 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 job. Register by July 1st and save $25 ($140) on your registration fee! For more information about the conference, please see the following website.

The PSO can provide scholarships to offset the registration fee for UW professional staff for those whose departments cannot fund them, but funding is limited so apply now. For further information please contact psopres@uw.edu.

2015 PSO Elections

Posted Monday, June 1, 2015

PSO Elections Now Open for Voting

The PSO Board is now hosting elections for the Board. Anyone who is professional staff may vote in the elections. There are candidates for officer positions and for the ten spots open on the PSO Board. To vote, please go the following Catalyst webpage: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/psopres/272802 Votes may be cast until June 12th at 5:00 PM.

About the PSO:The PSO Board awards scholarships, encourages recognition, and facilitates networking for professional staff at the university. We also participate in shared governance on Faculty Senate committees, and other working groups on campus.

Nominations for PSO Board of Directors and Officer Positions Extended

Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Deadline for Nominations for PSO Elections Extended to May 27th

We are extending the deadline to nominate yourself to run for a position on the Board to Wednesday, May 27th, 5:00 PM. You can run for a 2-year term as a Board of Directors member, or a single year term as officer.

About the PSO:The PSO Board awards scholarships, encourages recognition, and facilitates networking for professional staff at the university. We also participate in shared governance on Faculty Senate committees, and other working groups on campus.

All members of the PSO (stands for "Professional Staff Organization") can serve on the Board and vote in elections. And everyone who is professional staff at the UW (also known as "exempt") is a member of the PSO. Joining the board is not the only way to get involved with the PSO, but it can be the most rewarding.

How to run

  1. Nominate yourself using by going to the Catalyst Dropbox and downloading the form. You will be asked to provide ~150 words and a suitable photo. Once completed, upload the form. Nominations will close on Wednesday, May 27th at 5:00 PM.

  2. Elections will be held from May 29th to June 12th and will take place online using Catalyst. Elections will be announced by email.

  3. Winners of elections will be notified on June 15th and invited to the June 19th PSO Board meeting.

Questions? Email psopres@uw.edu.

PSO Spring Meeting TOMORROW

Posted Tuesday, May 19, 2015

PSO Spring Meeting TOMORROW

The PSO Spring Meeting and Award Reception will be held tomorrow at the UW Club from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. The meeting is a chance to meet with other members, with food and drinks provided (and drink tickets for contributing members). We will also formally recognize Standing Ovation Award Winners and update members on recent activities of the Board, include the elections and the Northwest Coalition of Professional Staff conference.

PSO News: Time to Run for a Board Position

Posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015

*PSO Elections Are Nearly Upon Us

Elections for the PSO are nearly upon us, so it is time to nominate yourself to run for a position on the Board. The PSO Board awards scholarships, encourages recognition, and facilitates networking for professional staff at the university.

All members of the PSO (stands for "Professional Staff Organization") can serve on the Board and vote in elections. And everyone who is professional staff at the UW (also known as "exempt") is a member of the PSO. Joining the board is not the only way to get involved with the PSO, but it can be the most rewarding.

The Details
Nominations are due by Friday, May 22nd, 5:00 PM

To nominate yourself, go the Catalyst Dropbox and download the form. You will be asked to provide ~150 words and a suitable photo. Once completed, upload the form.

Elections will be held May 25th through June 5th. Results will be announced the following week.

Questions? Email psopres@uw.edu.

PSO News: Standing Ovation and NCPS Conference

Posted Friday, April 3, 2015

Standing Ovation Awards Nominations extended to May 4th

Nominations for the 2015 PSO Bob Roseth Standing Ovation Awards will be accepted until May 4th. Please feel free to share this information with your colleagues. Nominations are accepted from all UW Staff, PSO board members, and members at large.

Submissions are accepted through this online survey:

PSO 2015 Standing Ovation Nominationhttps://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/carmenc/263913

The Roseth Standing Ovation Award is a great way for staff to celebrate the work of an individual, with nominations provided by their colleagues, supervisors, or unit. Exceptional candidates are those individuals that continually go above and beyond their typical responsibilities, have developed new programs, excelled in a new role or project, or simply exemplify the values of the UW to the highest standard. Nominations will be accepted from April 1st -April 15th, and the PSO board will also host its annual Standing Ovation Award Reception on May 20th.

Registration Open for Northwest Coalition of Professional Staff in Higher Education Inaugural Conference

Registration is now open for the Northwest Coalition of Professional Staff in Higher Education Inaugural Conference! After much work and discussions over the last few months, the UW's PSO Board, WSU's APAC (Administrative Professional Advisory Council, and us have finalized the details for the upcoming conference:

Where: Alder Hall, University of Washington campus
When: July 19-21, 2015
Theme: P.L.A.N. for the Future

Scheduled speakers and their presentations are:
* John Stewart: U & Me: Communicating in Moments that Matter, Interpersonal Communication
* Susan Christy: Working and Communicating Effectively with Faculty
* Cyndy Stevenson: A Campus of Chaos, Community and Diversity: The Staff and Student Success Factors that Make it Work! (Monday morning) and Is it Worth Dying For? (Monday afternoon)

Check out the new NCPS website at http://www.wwu.edu/ncps/index.shtml for more information! The conference information is on the Regional Meeting webpage and includes the Registration Packet (or click on the link) with details about rates, accommodations, parking, maps, etc., as well as the full Meeting Program (or click on the link) that has the complete schedule of events, full descriptions of the sessions being offered by the speakers, and their biographies.

If you have any questions, please contact ncpsinhighered@gmail.com

PSO News: Upcoming Opportunities

Posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Happy Spring Break

Like the whole university, the PSO Board will be busy this spring providing opportunities to represent, celebrate, and meet other professional staff in a social setting.

Standing Ovation Awards

The Roseth Standing Ovation Award is a way for staff to celebrate the work of a colleague, with nominations provided by their unit. We give out three awards at our spring meeting (see below), but we recognize everyone who is nominated. A call for nominations will go out in April, but the process is the same as previous for those who like to plan ahead.

Spring Meeting: Save May 20th

Our Spring Meeting will take place on May 20th at the UW Club, as it did last year, with food and drinks (and drink tickets for contributing members). At the same meeting we will recognize Standing Ovation winners and announce new Board Members (see below).

Elections

Run for the PSO Board! We had a slate of new members this year, but there remain multiple positions open. As usual, members will nominate themselves with 100 words and headshot. Online elections will be in May.

Contribute

For this, there is no need to wait -- you can contribute now by going online and signing up for payroll deduction. Follow this link -- https://depts.washington.edu/psoweb/contribute/ -- for web and paper forms. You can make a one time contribution as well.

Northwest Coalition of Professional Staff in Higher Education (NCPS)

Posted Friday, March 20, 2015

NCPS is an alliance of higher education professional staff organizations in the Pacific Northwest that supports and advocates for its members through communication, education, and professional development opportunities. Its purpose is to foster cooperation and collaboration among professional staff at all higher education institutions in the Pacific Northwest in order to:Promote an active role to contribute in the decision-making process within the higher education systemProvide a voice on matters pertaining to professional staff welfare; and Sponsor professional development and educational opportunities to benefit both professionally and personally.

Activities

The primary activity of NCPS is the planning and implementation of a biennial regional conference for professional staff employed at higher education institutions in the Pacific Northwest.

SAVE THE DATE July 19-21, 2015 Mark your calendars for the first, conference hosted by the newly formed Northwest Coalition of Professional Staff in Higher Education (NCPS) on the University of Washington Campus.

See the Events tab for upcoming conference information.

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