Professional Staff Association
GateWay's PSA needs you!
PSA offers many opportunities for you to get involved. Read on for opportunities to support fundraising efforts, events and elections!
Thank a Gecko ... all year long!
PSA is excited to say that our "Thank-You-Gram" fundraiser was a smashing success! PSA will continue to sell the grams by special order throughout the year. To order grams for your special Gecko(s), contact Janey Buri.
Fall Meeting - Save the Date!
The GateWay/MSC fall PSA meeting will be held on Oct. 2 in CH1106. Details on speakers and activities will be coming soon.
PSA Summer Conference recap
Nearly 300 PSA employees from around the district participated in the PSA Summer Conference – Destination Maricopa on June 12. The event, held at the Arizona Grand Resort, included the induction ceremony for the district’s incoming executive board. Guest speakers included Alberto Olivas, director of the Center for Civic Participation, Arizona historian Marshall Trimble, and LaCoya Shelton-Johnson, vice chancellor for human resources. Other highlights included an international panel, a contest for creating a new PSA chant led by Jacque Starks, a funky dancing competition, and many prize giveaways. Congrats to Jolene Mansur at MSC for her big win of a weekend trip to Vegas!
Check out this link for photos of all the fun: PSA Summer Conference 2014
Incoming Executive Board members: Leah Dustin-Hall, president; Yvette Strickling, president-elect; Lynn Mary, past-president; Carmen Gonzales, secretary; Dennis Ellsworth, treasurer; Shannon Ridgeway-Monaco, policy chair; and Ryan Martin, policy rep.
Special thanks to the 2014 conference committee, including Janey Buri and Barb Mazur.
PSA is rolling out the Welcome Wagon! Be among the first to welcome new PSA members to campus by serving on this new committee. To volunteer for the committee, contact Jessica Brosilo. Learn more about the newest PSAs on campus, and those who have recently made career moves!
Ricky Silva has started a new position as Outreach Coordinator in Institutional Advancement. Ricky has been at GateWay for 5 years and formerly worked as a Health Science Advisor. If Ricky’s on vacation, you’ll probably find him sipping a margarita on the beach in San Diego – his favorite spot to unwind. Congrats, Ricky!
Professional Growth Online Application
PSA employees can now use Professional Growth funds for textbook reimbursement! Click here for instructions.
In an effort to reduce paper waste and to automate the Professional Growth process, an online version of the Professional Growth system has been developed. In conjunction with the District Office and our sister colleges, the online Professional Growth application has been developed into a new online tool as a One Maricopa initiative. Previously, requesting Professional Growth meant filling out forms and mailing them in for approval. The new Professional Growth application has replaced the paper-based system and more!
- The enhanced forms equal less data entry.
- Online tracking allows a person to check the status of their application in the process.
- Real-time financial indicators show employees the remaining funds they have available.
- An automated approval process routes your request to your PG Reps; there is no more need to mail in paperwork.
- Automated reminders to employees requesting reimbursement to ensure requests are processed quickly if information is missing.
What can I use it for?
- Tuition Applications
- Textbook Reimbursement
- Activity Applications
How to Login
To use the new Professional Growth application, please visit: https://dst.sp.maricopa.edu/dwg/profgrowth. To log into the system, use the following format for your username and password:
- Username: MCCCD-ORG\MEID (Please note that you must use MCCCD-ORG\ before your MEID to be able to access the system.)
- Password: Please use the same password you use to log in to HRMS.
If you experience any problems using the site, please don’t hesitate to contact your PG Rep.
ALL PSD applications for tuition and activity will be due by the last day of previous month to be considered for the next month's meeting. Applications submitted on the first of the month will not be considered until the following month. For any questions, contact Cindy Cooper at (602) 286-8226.
|Janey Buri||President||(602) email@example.com|
|Barbara Mazur||Treasurer||(602) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jessica Brosilo||Secretary||(602) email@example.com|
|Margit Tirpak||Representative - GW||(602) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mark Felder||Representative - GW||(602) email@example.com|
|Sarah Risi||Representative - GW||(602) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|David Huiett||Representative - MSC||(602) email@example.com|
|Lindsey Larson||Representative - MSC||(602) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Debra Phillips||Representative - MSC||(602) email@example.com|
|Cindy Cooper||PSD Rep||(602) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ricky Silva||PSI Rep||(602) email@example.com|