PSS COVID-19 Information

The Professional Staff Senate cares deeply about the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and their families. We are committed to supporting UB's staff during this transition to working remotely and to take the necessary precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Immediate action items you can do at this time:

- All PSS in-person meetings for all commitees and the Executive Board are suspended. Meetings may be conducted in an online format.

- All food orders and room reservations for PSS must be canclled at this time.

- All PSS large-scale events must be cancelled or postponed at this time and attendees should be notified. Each committee chair must work with their Executive Committee liaison to make this happen.

- It is encouraged that each EC member reach out to your area senators, and in turn, they to their area members, to ask for any comments and concerns individuals may have as they pertain to individual safety at work, and/or to student and customer concerns. As you receive those comments and concerns, please share them directly with Tim Tryjankowski at so he can share with UB upper administration.

- For any issues that relate to work load and contractual issues, it is suggested that PSS members bring their concerns directly to UB Human Resources and the bargaining units that they themselves are a part of.

Please contact the Office of Shared Governance for any assistance needed in using the PSS list-servs to share information and/or solicit feedback.


We, the members of the Professional Staff Senate, have gathered an extensive list of resources, tips and tricks to help you during this challenging and unique situation. We have grouped these resources into categories. We hope that between UB Human Resources, UB's Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and the personal tips below from fellow employees, you will find some exceptional resources at your fingertips to get started on addressing any difficulties you may be experiencing.


Health and Wellness

Working from home

Information Technology

Tip: If you need to send a document and do not have a scanner at home, you can take a picture of the document with your cell phone and text the picture to your e-mail address. You should be able to open the picture from your e-mail.