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Call for Nominations: Officers for 2002-2003

In addition to inviting nominations for the positions given below, the Penn Professional Staff Assembly seeks volunteers to serve on the nominating committee who will review the nominees and present the slate for election at the open meeting on Mid-May. Volunteers for this committee should respond to no later than Monday, April 1, 2002.

The PPSA is an organization of administrative and technical staff who serve the teaching, research and business missions of the University. PPSA accomplishes its mission by providing a forum where staff can express their opinions; seminars and programs to broaden and expand staff's background and knowledge; representation on major University committees; and a supportive network to work toward achieving the University's goals and objectives and enhancing professional status of staff.

The following positions on the PPSA Executive Board will be available for the coming year:

Chair-Elect: The Chairperson is the principal executive officer, who calls meetings, prepares agendas, presides over meetings, and provides leadership and representation at the University Council and other meetings. After one year, the Chair-Elect automatically succeeds to the office of Chairperson.

Vice-Chair Elect: The Vice-Chairperson records the proceedings of the Executive Committee and also functions as treasurer. After one year, the Vice-Chair elect automatically succeeds to the office of Vice-Chair.

Members at Large: Three positions are available. The Members at Large participate in Executive Board meetings, and can serve on other University committees.

Current members (all monthly paid employees are members automatically) are asked to self-nominate or submit names for consideration to no later than Monday, May 6, 2002.

The home department and campus extension of the nominee should be included. A supporting statement can be included, if desired. The nominating committee will review the names and contact the nominees. A list of candidates will be prepared and distributed to the PPSA membership prior to the election.

The election will occur during the annual meeting in mid-May 2002. Exact date and location to be determined.

Questions on the nominating and election process can be directed to

-- Trish diPietrae, Vice Chair, Penn Professional Staff Assembly

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 26, March 19, 2002


March 19, 2002
Volume 48 Number 26

Penn's Vice Provost for Information Systems and Computing will become Georgetown's next Provost.
Penn Medicine is getting one of the largest gifts ever to a university hospital: a $100 million endowment from Philadelphia Health Care Trust.
The Center for Folklore and Ethnography honors its first director at a symposium this week.
Last call for volunteers for University Council committees for 2002-2003.
Military Leave Policy revisions clarify benefits for those serving their country.
Health care and Dependent Care Pre-tax Expense Accounts: restrictions, tax implications and special limits for dependent care.