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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The Professional and Scientific Council remains dedicated to the institutional mission of the University of Northern Iowa. The professionals that this council represents are involved in every aspect of UNI, working collaboratively to create a positive and engaging campus environment. The P&S Council recognizes the impact of budget cuts on P&S employees over the past several years. We will continue to work with those affected by staff reductions through the P&S policies and procedures to explore every opportunity for their continued presence at UNI.

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 20 from noon-1:00 p.m. in the University Room, Maucker Union. The program will include an address by President Ben Allen, recognition of the 2011 Regents Staff Excellence Award recipients, and a UNI Spirit Presentation. Special entertainment provided by the UNI Marching Band! Staff are welcome to bring their lunch. Complimentary dessert will be provided.

P&S Council elected new officers at their July 2011 meeting.  Melanie Abbas will serve as President and Anthony Smothers will serve as Vice President.

The results of the P&S Council's 2011 online election have been tallied. Congratulations to our newest members, and thank you to those whose terms have come to an end. Visit our elections page for details and results

The following letter was sent to President Allen with recommendations on salary increases for the upcoming fiscal year.

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