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Nominations for PSO Board of Directors and Officer Positions Extended

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

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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