A link to the Ratification Meeting scheduled for Monday June 22 at 12:00 pm was emailed to all PSA Members on record on June 17th at approximately 4:00 pm.

If you are a PSA Member and did not receive the meeting link, please contact

All PSA members are invited on Monday June 22nd at 12:00 pm to the on-line meeting to ratify the draft UG-PSA Compact Agreement 2020-2023. Once ratified by the PSA and the University, the agreement will be posted to the PSA website and the HR website.

To become a member and attend the meeting: use the Become a Member Today link on the homepage at or email  Membership applications must be received by Friday June 19 at 12:00 pm to allow time for processing.


NOTE: The ratification meeting to be held on Monday, June 22nd should not be confused with the PSA AGM which is scheduled for June 30th. At the AGM we will be focusing on our annual obligations to our members. 

PSA Members: please register by June 23 at 5:00 pm to receive the on-line meeting details by emailing

Non-members can apply for PSA membership by Tuesday June 23, 12:00 pm to be eligible to register and attend. Link to online membership application form: found on the homepage under “Become a Member Today”.

Link to AGM Documents

Dear Members,
As the campus moves to working remotely, the PSA would like to advise all members that PSA Office Hours are cancelled until further notice. We remain open for business and can be contacted at
All PSA committee meetings, executive meetings and events are cancelled until further notice to support social distancing practices.
During this unprecedented time we encourage you to take any and all appropriate measures to limit exposure to COVID-19 as directed by the local health authority and to continue to consult the University's COVID-19 webpage at:
In the meantime, if you have a question or concern, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Interested PSA Members,

PSA Negotiation Focus Group Discussions
11:45 - 1:15 pm
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Peter Clark Hall, complimentary light lunch

This will be open to a limited number of members by registration.  Register Now!


As part of the PSA Consitution & Bylaw review 2020 process, we want all members to have time to review, digest, and give feedback on the proposed Constitution and Bylaws. This process begins with our  Drop-in “Coffee and Constitution” event on February 13 at the 74 Lounge at the Brass Taps.  Come and meet the members of the Bylaw Review Committee and bring your questions regarding the proposed changes. Once we have incorporated any changes resulting from that feedback, the PSA will hold a General Meeting later in 2020 to formally debate and vote on the proposed Constitution and Bylaws.
Feb 13, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at the 74 Lounge, Brass Taps.  Drop-In format
RSVP for catering purposes:
For more information on the PSA Constitution & Bylaw Review 2020:




PSA Members,

To kick off the NEWEST PSA Member perk, the PSA and Bells & Whistles Soluntions have organized a group event for PSA members: Guelph Storm Game on Family Day, see poster for details. Order your tickets by Feb 5 to get a free Storm toque with each ticket purchased.

To check out all the current offers and discounts available through Bells & Whistles and to get your Feb 17 Storm Tickets, click on this link: 

Bells & Whistles Solutions

We are excited to share the latest PSA Member Benefit with you, a partnership between the PSA and Bells & Whistles Solutions.
Bells & Whistles has exculsive PSA member discounts at a wide range of organizations.

To check out all the Bells & Whistles offers, click on this link:

To Login:

    Email = is your university email accout i.e.
    Deal Access Code = PSA
    Unique Employee Code = the last 4 digits of your university employee #

All PSA Members are invited to the Brass Taps 74 Lounge on January 21, 10:00 - 11:00 am for a coffee break with the PSA Executive.

Please RSVP for catering purposes:

The Professional Staff Association is preparing for negotiations to renew our Compact with the University, which expires April 30th, 2020. To prepare for negotiations, the PSA will be launching a negotiation survey to gather member input in January 2020 and conducting member negotiation focus groups in March 2020.

To have your say and be part of shaping negotiation priorities by participating in these member-only opportunities please visit and click on the homepage link “Become a Member Today” or contact

The more members we have, the better we can negotiate collectively. Only dues paying members of the PSA have Compact ratification voting privileges.  
Membership is only $10 per month, tax deductible and will show up as a deduction for your regular pay. Membership is open to all professional and managerial staff regardless of status; regular full time, temporary full time (aka contract) and part time.

All new members as of May 1, 2019 to December 20, 2019 will be eligible for a draw to win one of three Hospitality Services Gift cards (1 @ $50, 2 @ $25).


PSA Member Workshop: Managing Workplace Conflict

A lunch hour presentation facilitated by Heather MacDougall of Nelson, Watson LLP on identifying early signs of conflict and implementing best practices to manage conflict in the workplace.

Recognizing and identifying problems early goes a long way to avoiding potential future issues that can be costly emotionally and financially.  Here’s what you will learn in this dynamic workshop:
•    recognizing early warning signs of potential conflict
•    establishing and communicating appropriate workplace and social boundaries
•    review and discussion of hypothetical scenarios illustrating real life situations and application of key strategies
December 5, 2019, UC442
12:00 – 1:00 pm presentation, presenter will to stay on to answer questions to 1:15 pm
Doors open at 11:45 am
Bring your lunch, refreshments will be available.

Registration at



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