SUOAF-AFSCME Professional Development
Policies and Procedures for
Professional Development Grants
22.6 of the SUOAF-AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement, the SUOAF
Professional Development funds “shall be available annually for the purpose of
funding professional development activities for members of the bargaining
unit”. The SUOAF Professional
Development Committee reviews applications from members and makes funding
further states that “no one individual shall receive more than $750 in a
contract year” and “expenses of members required
to travel on University business shall not be charged to this fund”.
development funds are not to be used for training or education that is required
for the performance of a member’s job responsibilities; this is the
responsibility of the individual department or the University.
must show financial commitment from other sources (department, division, etc)
to cover more than 50% of the total cost of the professional development
generally funds registration fees, when applicable.
will be reviewed by the committee and funding will be determined based on:
all Grant decisions will be made on the merit of the proposal it is incumbent
upon the individual applicant to make a clear and specific statement of the
benefits to be derived from the professional development activity.
An individual member
may be funded only once in a twelve month period.
Funds may be requested for use by departments for a
professional development activity benefiting SUOAF/AFSCME members.
total amount of funds allocated to the committee, a portion is set aside to
fund campus-wide activities for SUOAF members.
The committee welcomes members’ suggestions for such activities.
for proposal submission:
- A member submits a proposal to
the committee chair.
- Copies of the proposal are sent
to each committee member.
- Either at a convened meeting or
via email, the committee members review the proposal
and make recommendations and funding decisions which are recorded by the
- The chair signs off on the
proposal and forwards it to Human Resources.
- The Chief Human Resources Officer
also signs the proposal and by doing so authorizes the expenditure.
- Human Resources sends an award notification to the member.
- CCSU Grants Administration sets
up an account and keeps the financial records.