Professional Staff Organization

All University of Washington professional staff are members of Professional Staff Organization. We deliver the issues and concerns of professional staff to the university administration, and to our campus and local communities.

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Recent PSO Newsletter posts:

  • Results of 2019 UPASS Subsidy Survey

    September 19, 2019

    In August the PSO conducted a Catalyst survey of all 10,000 professional staff asking if the PSO board should advocate for a fully subsidized UPASS. The response rate was a whopping 49% and of the 4932 responses received, more than 90% of them favored this advocacy. Many excellent comments and suggestions were also received The…

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  • Comments from 2019 UPASS survey

    August 22, 2019

    USER COMMENTS: Thanks for advocating on this! I absolutely think the UW should provide a subsidized UPass, and would be willing to contribute. I would use the bus occasionally instead of driving occasionally if I had a UPass. And as one of the state's largest employers I think the UW should, as an institution, support…

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  • UPASS Survey: UPDATE Thursday 8/22

    August 22, 2019

    Thank you for participating in the UPASS survey - the response rate has been very good - we are at over 32% already. About 90% of respondents are in favor of a fully subsidized UPASS. The main concerns voiced are as follows: - Concerns about where the funds will come from to pay for this…

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  • NOW LIVE: Please participate in 2019 PSO UPASS advocacy survey

    August 21, 2019

    Dear UW Professional Staff member, We invite you to take a moment to complete the brief, 1-minute 2019 PSO UPASS advocacy survey. See below for link. Your participation is appreciated and will guide the Professional Staff Organization board in its efforts on your behalf. Thank you, The PSO Board To take the survey, click the…

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  • UPASS further reading

    August 13, 2019

    Background: As a condition of the 2018 Campus Master plan approval, the City of Seattle requires the University to reduce its combined single-occupancy vehicle rate to 12% for all campus members. The UW must do this in stages over the next decade. The combined rate is currently 18.9 % UW 2018 Master Plan: Increasing UW…

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