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PSO News: Upcoming Opportunities
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).
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.
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.
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.