The URI Professional Staff Association (PSA) is a bargaining unit affiliated with the National Education Association of Rhode Island (NEARI). It represents over 500 employees in a variety of administrative, non-teaching faculty, and technical staff positions at the University. As the local union, we perform a variety of functions for our members. We negotiate the terms of our collective bargaining agreement (aka ‘the contract’ ); assist members who seek salary increases; represent members in the grievance process; donate sick time when members have a need; and offer an annual scholarship and more.
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URI PSA Bylaws
Section 1. The purpose of this organization shall be to provide for the general welfare and equitable representation of its members in all matters, primarily through collective bargaining, as well as bolstering and facilitating dialogue between staff, employees, and administration.
Section 2. To promote within the group the highest level of professional practices, to encourage the active participation of all in the resolution of mutual problems, to urge every member of the Association to be a continuing student of professionalism, and to arouse allegiance to a genuine spirit of professionalism and professional ethics.
Section 3. To enable and provide a forum for members to speak equitably and with common voice on matters pertaining to their profession and the University, and to present their individual and common interests and views before their respective legal authorities.
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Did You Know?
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Students First Fund Donation & Community Support
The URI PSA Political Action Committee (PAC) donated $3,585.73 to the Students First Fund, which was established to provide additional emergency support to eligible URI students with demonstrated financial need. We hope we can continue to support important community programs.
New Scholarship Program
URI PSA will be providing annual scholarship funds for dependents of PSA members enrolled as full-time student(s) in a degree program of higher education institutions in the United States.Apply for Scholarship (Coming Soon)
Appeal for Sick Bank
URI PSA has a contract provision which enables URIPSA members to participate in a sick leave bank. We must renew our appeal each year because the bank does not carry over from year to year. PSA Sick Bank was able to support 3 members for a total of 80 days in 2022.donate to sick leave bank