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, 2013 through July 1, 2014. 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
$33,645 for this period (July
2, 2013 through July 1, 2014).
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
Policies of the Board
of Trustees concerning employees' evaluation and promotion.
An employee may submit only one application for the above period.
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The award period covers professional development activities commenced on
or after July 2, 2013, and completed on or before July 1, 2014.
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
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Types of Projects
Projects or activities must fall within the following
- Basic, applied or historical research.
- Curricular or instructional material development.
- Workshop, seminar, internship, or coursework
not covered by Contract Article 46 or SUNY tuition waiver.
- Conference participation or attendance.
- Preparation of material for publication.
- Grant proposal development.
- Artistic or creative endeavors.
- Other work-related professional development
projects or activities.
Types of Support
- Registration fee(s) for conferences or workshops.
- Travel and related expenses (includes lodging and meals).
- Research-related supplies
- Tuition at the maximum allowable SUNY rate at the time of application
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.
Faculty or staff presenting research papers, posters, or juried exhibitions.
- Faculty in fields with rapidly changing technology attending workshops/conferences to keep skills current.
- Job-related skill enhancement workshops or training institutes.
- Continuing education related to job responsibilities.
- Proportional distribution between faculty, professionals, and librarians.
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Applications must be received by the
Individual Development Award Committee, in care of the Human Resource
Management Office, Cleveland Hall 403, by
4:30 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2014. The committee
strongly encourages the electronic submission of
email@example.com. Questions regarding the application process
should be directed to Kathleen Fortune at ext. 3042.
Along with the completed
application, applicants must submit the following:
- An updated brief curriculum vitae.
job description (if professional staff)
- A list of any other grant support for the project or activity, including the amount of such support.
- A brochure, announcement, or other relevant material describing the program and costs. (If material is not yet
available, send as soon as possible.)
- If presenting, a notification of acceptance or invitation. (If notification is not yet available, send as
soon as possible. Funding is contingent upon notification of acceptance.)
- Any other supporting documentation.
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Notification of Awards
Applicants will be notified of award decisions by
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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 July 1, 2014.
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Individual Development Award Committee
Committee members are Ottilie Woodruff, Steve Macho and
Richard Stempniak representing UUP, and Margaret Shaw-Burnett, Wendy Paterson
and Susan Earshen representing management.