2015-2016 PSS Meeting Dates


Special Meeting to Discuss Proposed Amendments to PSS Constitution and Bylaws, 107 Capen Hall (The Honors College), 3 to 4:30 pm

  • April 26

Joint General Membership/Senate Meetings All members of the professional staff are invited to attend. Senators or their alternates are required to attend.

Meetings held in the Center for Tomorrow, North Campus, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

  • April 28

Executive Committee Meetings
All members of the Executive Committee or their alternates are required to attend. Meetings held in 567 Capen, North Campus, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • April 7
  • May 12
  • June 2

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What PSS Committees Are Working On

PSS in the News

2015 Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2015 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service winners!

  • Beth A. Corry
  • Elaine R. Cusker
  • John DellaContrada
  • Dr. Valerie Frerichs
  • Jacqueline Molik Ghosen
  • Krista L. Hanypsiak
  • Kevin Leary
  • Patricia Shyhalla

Congratulations to the 2015 Outstanding Service Award Winners:

  • Anna Sotelo-Peryea
  • Samantha Calabrese

UB Reporter talks about PSS

UB Reporter talks about PSS

    • Laura Hubbard speaking at April 2016 Senate & General Assembly Meeting

    • PSS Recycling Event @ Center for Tomorrow April 2016

    • Senate & General Membership Meeting April 2016

    • PSS Members enjoying the 2015 Sustainable Living Fair

    • Website Committee plans 2016 refresh

    • PSS Members enjoying the 2015 Sustainable Living Fair

    • PSS Officers Domenic Licata, Sarah Piraino, and David Love (left to right).

    Announcements and Events


    Professional Development Conference: Change Your Game!

    Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

    REGISTER TODAY!

    Save the date for this year's Professional Development Conference. Our keynote speaker will be Cindy Miller, 2010 National LPGA Teacher of the Year Golf Pro, player in five Women's U.S. Opens, and motivational speaker. Other presenters to be announced.

    This all day event will take place at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center at 2402 North Forest Road. The registration fee is $30.00.

    If you have questions please contact pssenate@buffalo.edu or call 645-2003.

    Download a flyer

    Download Call for Sponsors and Door Prizes

    Watch this space for more announcements.


    Staff Recognition Initiative

    The Office of the Professional Staff Senate would like to introduce to you a new Staff Recognition initiative. During the monthly PSS Senate/General Membership meetings, we will recognize a UB professional staff member who has achieved a notable accomplishment. It is our aim to highlight and celebrate some of the amazing work that UB staff are involved in on and around campus. If you are a supervisor, colleague or friend of a UB professional staff member that you would like the PSS to recognize for their achievements, please consider submitting a nomination on their behalf.

    Nominations may be submitted at any time. Please submit your nominations to Domenic Licata, PSS chair by including the following information:

    • Name of Nominee
    • Title
    • Contact Information
    • Qualifications: Why you feel this staff person should be recognized by the PSS

    Please note that, if selected, this person will be recognized at an upcoming PSS Senate/General Membership meeting. You may be asked to offer a brief introduction of the selected staff member to attendees at this meeting. The recognized staff will receive a certificate, small gift and their picture may be featured on the PSS website. We will continue to recognize a new staff member each month. Nominations will be collected throughout the duration of the academic year.

    Congratulations to our first award recipient, Lani Jendrowski, EOP Senior Counselor, who was recognized at our October 2015 PSS General Membership/Senate meeting for her continued work and dedication to our foster care student population!


    WageWorks Commuter Program

    New York State and Research Foundation employees are eligible to participate in a program that allows state employees to pay for commuter transportation expenses for Metro Bus and Metro Rail on a pre-tax basis.

    The PSS Sustainability Committee put together a web page and PowerPoint presentation about the program. Click here for details.





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    PSS Mission

    The Professional Staff Senate serves the interests of all professional staff not holding academic rank who work at UB, including exempt staff of the Research Foundation, the Faculty Student Association, and UB Foundation.

    SUNY Plenary

    Read the reports from the SUNY 2015 Winter Plenary:


    Last updated: 29 April 2016