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Mission, Vision, and Values

Over the last year, the Professional Staff Organization worked on developing the mission, vision, and values statements for the organization. The statements say who we are, what we do, our goals and aspirations, and how we focus our efforts. The mission and vision statements will help guide us in future years and our values will guide how we do our work.

The PSO board welcomes your comments and suggestions; email us at


The Professional Staff Organization (PSO) highlights the essential role of, enriches the experience of, and serves as a resource for professional staff at the University of Washington.


The Professional Staff Organization strives to be a trusted and valued partner by:

  • seeking the alignment of university governance with the university’s stated values and the interests of the professional staff community;
  • nurturing a culture of excellence at the University of Washington; and
  • fostering a collegial environment among professional staff and with the greater university community.

Core Values

AdvocacyPSO advocates for the interests and benefits of the professional staff as a whole.

CommunicationPSO promotes effective communication among professional staff and with the university community.

EducationPSO educates professional staff and the university community about issues that affect professional staff.

Professional DevelopmentPSO provides scholarships and grants to support professional development.

RepresentationPSO represents the myriad groups of professional staff through participation in university governance.

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