The State of New York/United University Professions Joint Labor-Management Committees have announced the allocation of funds for Individual Development Awards for July 2, 2016 through March 31, 2017. This program is intended to assist employees in the UUP bargaining unit in developing their full professional potential and in preparing for advancement by funding professional development activities. The maximum award is $1,000. Applications from those who have not been funded previously are encouraged.
The total amount to be distributed at Buffalo State is $32,546 for this period (July 2, 2016 through March 31, 2017).
The Individual Development Award Committee will review applications, taking into consideration whether proposed activities will enable applicants to meet one or more of the criteria (a–e) specified in Article XII, Title A, B, or C, of the SUNY Policies of the Board of Trustees concerning employees' evaluation and promotion.
An employee may submit only one application for the above period.
The award period covers professional development activities commenced on or after July 2, 2016, and completed on or before March 31, 2017.
Full-time employees must be in the UUP bargaining unit at the time of the award and during the dates of the proposed project. Full-time employees who accrue annual leave will not be required to charge credits for any activities funded by Individual Development Awards.
Part-time employees who meet the eligibility requirements for 26-week coverage for health benefits will have the same eligibility for Individual Development Awards. Part-time employees who are eligible for health benefits during the summer also are eligible for funding for activities that occur during the summer, whether or not they are on the payroll.
The Individual Development Award Committee will give preference for a minimum of 15 percent of the available funds to employees holding part-time appointments at the time of their activity if sufficient applications are received. Part-time employees who accrue annual leave will not be required to charge credits for any activities funded by Individual Development Awards.
Types of Projects or Activities
Projects or activities must fall within the following categories:
Types of Support
Types of support include:
Please note that funding may not be awarded to purchase equipment or supplies.
All funding requests must conform to the State Comptroller's Rules and Regulations and limitations contained therein. Specific questions about travel and other reimbursement information should be addressed to the Office of Accounts Payable and Travel Services, Cleveland Hall 414. Additional justification for specific items may be requested.
Reimbursements can be made only to individual UUP represented employees. Accounts Payable and Travel Services cannot reimburse department accounts for expenses charged to T-Card accounts.
Applications must be received by the Individual Development Award Committee, in care of Human Resource Management, Cleveland Hall 403, by 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 18, 2016. The committee strongly encourages the electronic submission of applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications received after the deadline cannot be considered. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Kathleen Fortune at 878-3042.
Along with the completed application, applicants must submit the following:
Notification of Awards
Applicants will be notified of award decisions by Wednesday, December 7, 2016.
Reimbursement of actual expenditures will be handled through the Office of Accounts Payable and Travel Services, Cleveland Hall 414, and must comply with the State Comptroller's Rules and Regulations and limitations contained therein. Questions regarding rates of reimbursement should be directed to the Office of Accounts Payable and Travel Services.
Award recipients must submit New York State vouchers and original receipts within 30 days of the completion of the project or activity, or within 30 days of award notification if the funded project or activity has already been completed. Award recipients who are unable to complete a project as planned must notify the Individual Development Award Committee as soon as possible. Failure to notify the committee may result in the applicant's ineligibility for future awards. Vouchers and receipts not submitted in a timely manner will result in forfeiture of entitlement to reimbursement.
All funds must be spent by March 31, 2017.
Individual Development Award Committee
Committee members are Lisa Marie Anselmi, Deborah Jones, and Steve Macho representing UUP, and Karen O'Quin, Lisa Krieger and Susan Earshen representing management.
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