New Funding Year for Staff Professional Development Funds
Professional development funds for staff in the following employee groups became available on April 1 for the 2018/19 funding year. There are no changes to the established individual funding maximums this year.
- BCGEU Okanagan: $1,200 Regular; $600 Auxiliary
- CUPE 116: $1,000
- CUPE 2950: $1,400
- Executive Administrative: $1,500
- Management & Professional (AAPS): $550
- Non-Union Technicians & Research Assistants: $1,000
- Service Unit Directors and Excluded M&P: $1,500
Funding is pro rated in some cases depending on the details of the staff member’s appointment (for example, if they are working part-time). Staff members can confirm their personal eligibility and available funding amount online through the Faculty & Staff Self-Service portal, under the “Staff PD” tab.
New Two-Year Funding Period for Research Associates PD Fund
As of April 1, 2018, the Research Associates Professional Development Fund began accepting expense claims for the two-year funding period April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2020. The individual funding maximum remains at $2,000 for this round.