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 activities 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.

Staff Development Fund

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, click on the button below.

Staff Education Fund

Service Leave

Community Service Leave:

General Information:

  • Benefit eligible employees are allowed eight hours leave each year to perform voluntary community service. It is recommended this leave is taken in amounts of time totaling four or eight hours. Service leave can be done on an individual basis, or as a group project. Service should be of a nature that benefits groups or organizations that lack the ability to perform service on their own. (Policy 361, 4.11)

Procedure & Approval Process:

  • First, the employee must obtain approval and schedule time off with their supervisor.
  • Second, the employee must complete the Community Service Leave form to receive approval of the community service project from the PACE Service Committee. (It is recommended that request for approval be submitted at minimum 2 weeks prior to community service leave is taken)

Service Report:

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

Service Report

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.

Tuition Waver