2019 Call for PPSA Board and University Committee Nominations

Nominations are open for positions on the Penn Professional Staff Assembly (PPSA) Executive Board and University Council Committees.  All monthly-paid, full-time University staff members are eligible to participate. 

PPSA is a volunteer organization operated by and for all monthly-paid, overtime-exempt, University staff members.  PPSA’s mission is to support and focus staff engagement and collaboration within the University of Pennsylvania community. Involvement with PPSA activities allows you to network with your colleagues through numerous workshops and events that enhance your professional development and work life at Penn.

PPSA:

  1. Provides a forum through which staff can engage in dialogue about issues facing the University and higher education;
  2. Participates and collaborates in University governance through University Council and other committees and task forces;
  3. Serves as an informational network to promote seminars and programs that enrich the quality of experience and work life for professional staff;
  4. Provides a supportive network to assist the University in achieving its goals and objectives.

We encourage you to subscribe to PPSA’s mailing list to keep apprised of all PPSA activities.

All monthly-paid, full-time University staff members are encouraged to self-nominate or nominate colleagues for consideration using the form below by no later than Friday, April 26, 2019. 

Board members attend monthly meetings and assist with program development and coordination.  Committee members meet monthly and are expected to report to the Executive Board twice a year.  Service on a committee is a rewarding and enjoyable experience that requires only a couple hours per month.  It is a wonderful opportunity to meet colleagues from across the University who will help to enrich your work life with Penn.

Executive Committee Nominations

To nominate yourself or someone else, please fill out the form here:  http://tinyurl.com/y2kah3sh

The following positions are open for nomination:

PPSA Chair-Elect (1 position, three-year term of service): The Chairperson is the principal executive officer who calls for and presides over meetings, prepares agendas, and provides leadership and representation of PPSA at University Council and university-level bodies. After one year, the Chair-Elect automatically succeeds to the office of Chairperson.

Members At-Large (4 positions, two-year term of service): The Members At-Large participate in Executive Board meetings, manage PPSA projects and events, and serve on other University committees as needed.

All monthly-paid, full-time University staff members are encouraged to self-nominate or nominate colleagues for consideration using the form below by no later than Friday, April 26, 2019.

All nominees will be asked to complete a brief candidate bio and written personal statement. The final list of candidates will be announced via PPSA’s mailing list prior to the election.

The 2019-2020 election for officers will occur following PPSA’s annual meeting, to be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 12:00pm in the Hall of Flags, Houston Hall.  We will be joined by Dr. Benoit Dubé, Penn’s Chief Wellness Officer.  Lunch will be served. 

All full-time, monthly-paid University staff members are encouraged to attend the meeting as guests of PPSA.  (A registration link will be available in April.)

University Council Committee Nominations

To nominate yourself or someone else, please fill out the form here:   http://tinyurl.com/y2kah3sh.

PPSA invites you to nominate yourself or others for service on the 2019-2020 University Council Committees. The seven Council committees serve as advisory bodies that also include faculty and students and play important roles in shaping academic and administrative policy across the campus.   Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity to learn about the administrative structure of the University and have input into its decision-making.

For more information on the work of the seven University Council Committees, visit https://secretary.upenn.edu/univ-council/committees.

University Council Committee members will be appointed by the PPSA Tri-Chairs from amongst all applicants following the election. Questions on the nominating and election process can be directed to ppsa@lists.upenn.edu].  The elections process is governed by the PPSA Bylaws, available on the PPSA website at http://ppsa.upenn.edu.


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