The Professional and Scientific Council was established in 1978 for the purpose of studying, formulating, and recommending to administrative officers of UNI policies of interest to Professional and Scientific employees. The Council, consisting of representatives elected by division members, meets monthly during University office hours. Meetings are open to the public unless voted into executive session.


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Earlier this year the Salary and Fringe Benefits Committee of the P&S Council conducted a survey of eligible P&S staff. The survey was completed by 190 of the 629 eligible participants resulting in approximately 30% return.

Please review the results. A list of recommendations is included at the conclusion of the report. The Salary and Fringe Benefits Committee and the P&S Council will be working to complete those recommendations.

All Professional & Scientific (P&S) and Supervisory and Confidential Merit employees are cordially invited to the P&S Council's Annual Meet the Pres event on Thursday, October 23 from noon-1:00 p.m. in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center Lobby. The program will include an address by President Ben Allen, recognition of the 2012 Regents Staff Excellence Award recipients and musical entertainment. Staff are welcome to bring their lunch. Complimentary dessert will be provided.

P&S Council representative statement read at the BOR meeting on April 26, 2012 on the UNI campus by vice-president Anthony Smothers:

On behalf of UNI’s Professional and Scientific Council and all the Professional and Scientific employees, I would like to thank the Regents for the opportunity to speak today.

Regents Staff Excellence Awards are presented annually to those P&S employees from Regents institutions who have made outstanding professional contributions during their careers. We strongly encourage you to participate in the nomination process. Review the award guidelines and view past award recipients

Please take a moment to nominate someone you feel deserves this honorNominations for the 2012 award are due April 20, 2012.

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