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By Susanna Mulligan on January 24, 2019
As we approach the end of the fiscal year, we ask that you encourage staff in your departments to use their professional development funds.
Staff are welcome to make claims on a first-come, first-served basis until the budgeted funding pool is exhausted or by the end of the fiscal year, whichever comes sooner. Prior to submitting a claim, staff are encouraged to check their respective HR PD Fund webpage (links below) for updates on their overall fund balance.
The TRA PD Fund is closed and no longer accepting PD expense claims for the current funding year. We anticipate that the BCGEU Okanagan PD Fund and the M&P PD Fund will be exhausted before the end of the current fiscal year. It is expected that the other staff PD funds will be able to accommodate funding requests until the March 31 year-end.
The amount available for individuals to claim depends on the employee group, as each group has its own individual maximum claim amount and funding pool subject to an annual budget allocation and program guidelines. Staff PD funds are available for those in the following employee groups:
If an employee group’s funding pool balance reaches zero prior to March 31, no further PD claims will be accepted for reimbursement in the current funding year.
These are annual funding pools designed to support UBC employees with staff appointments to pursue professional development opportunities that will enhance their skills, knowledge and ongoing career growth at UBC.
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By Susanna Mulligan on January 5, 2017
With the new calendar year comes the opportunity to refresh your professional development goals, as well as to start a conversation about professional development with your staff. UBC offers a number of professional development opportunities for staff and faculty:
Professional Development (PD) Funding programs at UBC are designed to support eligible staff members in the M&P, CUPE 2950, CUPE 116, TRA, Exec. Admin, and BCGEU (Okanagan) employee groups, who are interested in pursuing learning opportunities that will enhance their professional knowledge and skills, work performance, and career growth at UBC.
Your maximum funding amount available each fiscal year varies depending on your employment group. In all cases, each PD funding pool is subject to an annual budget allocation and your access to funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis until overall budget exhaustion or the March 31 fiscal year-end. (whichever comes sooner).
If you have already taken full advantage of one of the PD funding programs this fiscal year, new money will become available to you on April 1, 2017.
Based on current usage patterns across eligible employment groups, it is anticipated that the PD Fund budgets will be able to accommodate all staff funding requests up until the March 31st year end, with the possible exception of the M&P PD Fund.
M&P staff members are encouraged to check the M&P PD Fund webpage for regular updates on the overall remaining fund balance prior to submitting your claim.
Faculty: Please note that the timelines and budgetary considerations noted above do not apply to faculty. For information on the Professional Development Reimbursement Fund for faculty, visit Faculty Relations. Research Associates PD Fund information is available here.