All members make sure you are inputting your workshops into the PSS Development website for credit. The deadline for inputting your workshops for credit is October 1.

Workshop Instructions and Information

  1. You must register for workshops online. PSS Development Workshop Registration
  2. After attending the workshop, you must complete the program development course application in order to receive PSS Development credit. Development Course Application
  3. All IT, Excellence Series and PSSD seminars are approved.

Go to the PSS Development committee website for more information about workshops and the committee. PSS Development Committee page

From the union contract:

WHAT CONSTITUTES AN APPROVED DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM?

Any program directed at improving both “non-technical” and “technical” job performance and awareness may be considered an approved development program. College level courses if directly related to improving on-the-job performance and awareness may be considered.

To be eligible for the 2.5% pay factor, an eligible staff member must take an approved program within 3 years prior to the beginning of the latest contract year (October 1st). The approved program may be either a “non-technical” or a “technical” development program.

To be eligible for the 3.5% pay factor an eligible staff member must take at least 3 approved programs within 3 years prior to the beginning of the latest contract year. The 3 approved programs must include at least one “technical” program and at least one “non-technical” development program. For example, to be eligible for the 3.5% pay factor, the staff member must have completed at least 15 years of service prior to October 1, 2002 and have taken 3 approved development programs since October 1, 1999.

Examples of a “non-technical” program include such programs and seminars as: Time Management, Customer Service, Telephone Etiquette, Dealing with Difficult People, Interviewing, Cultural Diversity, Building Teamwork, Conflict Management, Effective Office Behaviors, Listening & Feedback, Problem Solving, Delegation. “Technical” programs may pertain to various types of computer related training and other specialized training of a technical nature (e.g., equipment repair, equipment maintenance).

An approved development program may be offered by the University and recognized trainers such as Career Track, KEYE, and Fred Pryor.

Payment of the 2.5% or 3.5% factors will be included in the base pay for both full and part-time eligible staff members and will be paid on a bi-weekly basis. Such payment will be included for the purposes of calculating overtime and shift premiums pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.