University Staff has funds available for professional development (employees on all campuses can apply)

The University Staff Professional Development Committee has funds available to assist University Staff when attending professional development opportunities. Request Funds, here. University Staff at all four campus locations may request professional development funds. Costs to be considered include registration fees and lodging. Itemized receipts must be submitted for reimbursement.  Reimbursement is limited to 50 percent of the covered costs with a maximum reimbursement of $300 per employee, per academic year. Funding is not contingent upon the department/unit contribution, and is subject to availability.

For committee review and consideration, the employee’s supervisor must electronically submit a completed & signed funding request form with required documentation at least two weeks prior to the conference/workshop. Send to Teri Ternes at, chair, University Staff Professional Development Committee. Retroactive requests will not to be considered. Requests must be for the current budget year.  Deadline for consideration is May 1. Applications will be processed as they are received. Direct questions to the USPDC committee chair. The form to request funds is here.

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