Professional Staff Organization


  • PSO Spring Event Survey Due March 31

    March 21, 2023

    Professional staff are invited to complete a brief survey (<1 minute) to share ideas for an optional in-person social following the Spring Celebration on May 17. Your feedback will help the PSO Events Committee create an engaging in-person event for professional staff to meet one another and celebrate the end of the quarter. The deadline for…

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  • NEW! Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Excellence Award

    March 17, 2023

    By Leyla Salmassi, PSO DEI Committee Member and PSO Past President, and Tiana R. Cole & Russell Hugo, PSO DEI Committee Members. We’re pleased to announce the 2023 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Excellence Award which seeks to highlight Professional Staff currently working at the University of Washington at our Seattle, Tacoma or Bothell…

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  • Research Scientists/Engineers A-4 vote yes in strike authorization vote

    March 14, 2023

    UW Research Scientists/Engineers A-4 have been negotiating with members of UW’s bargaining committee since August for their first contract.  In February, the union hosted a strike authorization which concluded with 959 total votes cast, and 91.7% of voting Research Scientists/Engineers A-4 voting Yes, demonstrating a super majority of represented RSEs support the UWRU bargaining unit…

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  • Happy Women's History Month | Join the 20th annual Women of Color Celebration

    March 1, 2023

    Professional Staff are invited to the 20th annual Women of Color Celebration Date:         March 15, 2023 Time:        12 - 1:30pm Location:  TBA  Free for all staff RSVP at

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  • Faculty Contributions to DEI: Discussions with Legal Scholar Dr. Brian Soucek

    February 27, 2023

    Hosted by the Faculty Council on Race, Equity & Justice Friday March 3, 2023  |  Foege Auditorium  |  11:00am -  12:20pm Diversity statements, which are increasingly used in faculty hiring and promotion, often generate confusion and consternation. Dr. Brian Soucek, a leading voice in the use of diversity statements in academia, will explore the issues.…

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  • PSO to host DEI Forum in April, focused on Belonging

    February 10, 2023

    The PSO is excited to host the 7th DEI Forum, with the theme “Inspiring Belonging and Creating Community”. The purpose of this regular forum is to an intersectional space for those interested in advocating for equity to come together to share ideas, network, and build coalitions to advance anti-racism and social justice efforts across UW…

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  • Resources to navigate a work-life balance

    January 17, 2023

    The PSO Board sometimes hears from professional staff needing extra assistance navigating difficult work situations. Here are some important resources you should know about: When communicating with your supervisor regarding your job performance, expectations or responsibilities become unproductive, and you feel your concerns are not being heard, who should you turn to?  After your manager your…

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  • Tent City 3 at UW Seattle during Winter Quarter

    January 13, 2023

    Tent City 3 (TC3), a self-managed community of homeless individuals, will be staying at the UW Seattle campus until March 19, 2023. TC3 arrived in mid-December 2022 and are camped at Parking Lot E21, between the Husky Stadium and Waterfront Activities Center. TC3 has stayed at UW twice before – in 2017 & 2021. You can…

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  • Reminder: Annual Attendance Incentive Program

    January 13, 2023

    Each January, the Annual Attendance Incentive Program allows UW employees whose sick time off balances exceed 480 hours as of January 1 to be compensated at 25% value for any accrued and unused sick time off accumulated during the previous calendar year. The Annual Attendance Incentive Program is ONLY available during the month of January. 

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  • HR Changes in the New Year

    December 12, 2022

    Head’s up! There are two changes to Washington State law that go into effect on January 1, 2023 that you should know about. First, due to the Equal Pay and Opportunities Act (EPOA), all Washington State employers (including the UW) must post the pay range, benefits information, and other compensation on each job opening and…

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