PACE Perks

Staff Development Fund

The PACE Staff Development Fund is a fund that is awarded on a first-come basis to full-time staff members (both Exempt and Non-Exempt), in efforts to obtain professional development. Professional development activites should relate to the employee’s current job responsibilities and duties, increase the employee’s job skills and productivity, or in another way enhance the employee’s value or contribution to the department and university. Funds may also be used to purchase training materials for on-campus development/training. Funds are awarded and reimbursed to departments on a fiscal year basis (July 1-June 30). These funds are limited to $500 for an individual or $750 for a group of two or more, with a limit of $1,250 per year. Staff members are strongly encouraged to submit applications for the Staff Development Fund as early as possible.

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Staff Education Fund

The PACE Staff Education Fund was established as a way to help and encourage full-time staff members to pursue their education beyond a bachelor’s degree. Staff members that choose to pursue a Master’s or Doctorate degree or certification in a job-related program specific to their position, can submit an application to be considered for the Staff Education Fund. Funds are awarded on a fiscal year basis (July 1-June 30) and the amount will vary depending on the number of staff members applying and the amount of funds to be distributed. The maximum funding award per year is currently $1500, and is reimbursed to the employee after completion of coursework with a grade of B or better. For more information and to apply click here: (Link to Staff Education Page)

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Scholarship

The PACE Scholarship is a $500 one time award available to juniors (60 credits) in a bachelor degree-seeking program with a 3.0 GPA. The students must be Utah residents and must have attended the two previous semesters with at least 6 credit hours.

The scholarship requires a Letter of Recommendation from a full-time staff member (not faculty) at Utah Valley University and a one page essay. The essay will be judged based on campus engagement, academic aspiration, and financial need.

The applications, letters of recommendation, and essays will be read and scored by the PACE Service and Scholarship Committee. Students who are returning to school after an absence are especially encouraged to apply.

PACE Members are encouraged to invite students to apply for the scholarship. Students can apply online through the scholarship application (see http://www.uvu.edu/financialaid/scholarships/).

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Service Leave

Community Service Leave:

General Information:

  • Benefit eligible employees are allowed eight hours each leave year to perform voluntary community service. This can be done on an individual basis, or as a group project. Service should be of a nature that benefits groups or organization that lack the ability to perform service on their own.

Procedure:

  • The employee must schedule the time off with their supervisor.
  • Employee must receive approval of the community service project from the PACE Service Committee.

Service Approval Process:

Applicants must schedule time off with their supervisor and get approval. After receiving approval, applicant will email a description of the service to be performed to the Community Service Committee (David.Phillips@uvu.edu) including the following:

  • Information about the organization or group to be served
  • Location of the service
  • Duration of the service
  • Its value to the community

Employees are encouraged to wear some kind of UVU apparel to represent UVU while performing their service.

Service Report:

After completing service, the applicant should provide the Day of Service Committee with a brief paragraph explaining the service performed. If possible, provide a photo of the service project.

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Tuition Waiver

The University provides eligible employees and their dependent opportunities for continual education development through tuition waivers. Benefit-eligible employees receive UVU resident tuition and general student fees waived up to 18 credit hours per semester and their spouse and dependent children (unmarried, underage 26) receive UVU resident tuition waived only. Part-time hourly employees may be eligible to receive UVU resident and general student fees waived up to 3 credit hours or 1 class per semester. Adjunct faculty are eligible to receive UVU resident and general student fees waived up to the number of credits taught in the semester. Adjunct faculty must be actively teaching in order to receive the tuition waiver.

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