The General Membership of the UB Professional Staff is comprised of non-academic, exempt employees in State, UB Foundation, Research Foundation and Faculty-Student Association. The Professional Staff Senate, elected by the General Membership, represents the interests and concerns of the Professional Staff by:
Representing the interests and concerns of the UB Professional Staff, the PSS mission is to promote the general welfare of its members and of the University by:
The Professional Staff Senate shall be a fact-finding, deliberative, and consultative body, with authority to make studies, reports, and recommendations on all governance matters which have a significant bearing on professional employees. The PSS shall operate, in accordance with the policies set forth by the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York, as a recognized part of the University's shared governance system, and shall, as appropriate, work jointly with others within the five pillars of shared governance: faculty, staff, students, administration and councils.
The UB Professional Staff Senate (PSS) was established July 30, 1971, by proclamation of President Robert L. Ketter. The PSS Constitution was ratiﬁed in 1972, defining the purpose of the Senate to “seek an active role for the professional staff in the governance of the University; provide advice and counsel in administrative matters; and assist in the development of administrative policies and procedures.”