PSS Committees

The committees of the Professional Staff Senate create programming and perform critical tasks for the senate. Learn about these volunteers.

  • Awards Committee
    The PSS Awards Committee invites and screens nominations for the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service, Outstanding Service, and Outstanding Service to the Professional Staff Senate awards. It calls for nominations, communicates the nomination guidelines and reviews the nominations.
  • Budget Advisory Committee
    The Budget Oversight Committee oversees the funding of PSS activities.
  • Constitution and Bylaws Committee
    The Constitution and Bylaws Committee reviews the Bylaws, Constitution and Code of Ethics of the Professional Staff Senate and proposes amendments to these documents.
  • Elections Committee
    The Elections Committee of the PSS overseas all Senator Elections, Executive Committee Elections and works in collaboration with the UB Faculty Senate Elections Committee for the elections to the SUNY-Wide Faculty Senate.
  • Inclusion and Diversity Committee
    The Professional Staff Senate’s Inclusion & Diversity Committee is committed to cultivating a more inclusive university community that is grounded in respect and appreciation of our individual and collective diversity.
  • Marketing and Communications Committee
    The Marketing and Communications Committee serves the Professional Staff Senate by developing guidelines and overseeing consistent, effective communication aligned with the PSS mission and the branding message of UB.
  • Recreation and Wellness Committee
    Reviews university policies and programs related recreation and wellness activities. Recommends and coordinates additional wellness opportunities for the PSS.
  • Staff Development and Engagement Committee
    The Staff Development and Services Committee recommends to the Executive Committee programs for the continuing development of professional staff in areas having to do with: a) skills or knowledge necessary in administrative/academic units; b) enhancement of interpersonal relationships, and c) programs which encourage career mobility.
  • (SD&E) Mentoring Subcommittee
    Studies have shown that having a mentor is a top factor affecting an employee’s success, career satisfaction, and whether they stay with an organization. The Mentoring Committee works to “match” UB professionals with experienced UB staff members.
  • (SD&E) Social & Networking Subcommittee
    The Social and Networking Committee works to create events that bring together professional staff from across the university. From potlucks to professional networking opportunities.
  • (SD&E) Welcoming Subcommittee
    The Welcoming Subcommittee introduces new hires to all things related to the Professional Staff Senate. This includes introducing new professionals to committee leaders, Senators, and providing information about the mission and function of the Professional Staff Senate as a whole.
  • Sustainable Living Committee
    The Sustainable Living Committee provides continuing opportunities to learn about and practice sustainability in the workplace, home and community.
  • (SL) Alternative Transportation Subcommittee
    The Alternative Transportation subcommittee of the Sustainable Living Committee works to raise awareness and use of UB's various transportation options.
  • (SL) Plant Exchange Subcommittee
    Our subcommittee serves to encourage sustainable practices including exchange of perennials and to create a learning community of individuals interested in gardening.