In September 1968, DCCCD Chancellor Bill Priest sanctioned the establishment of an association to represent professional support staff. This was the beginning of the DCCCD PSSA.
The purposes of the DCCCD/PSSA shall be to provide a strong organization capable of speaking for the professional support staff employees of the DCCCD to promote the professional, economic, and social welfare of the professional support staff employees; to provide an effective and organized means of communication between all DCCCD employees; to further the goals and objectives of the DCCCD; and to inspire professional growth and activity that will insure the best possible education for the students of the Dallas County Community College District.
Information and Inspiration!
Do you want to be a part of an association that........
promotes your professional growth?
negotiates policy changes which benefit professional support staff?
reports your concerns to the Chancellor and his cabinet?
promotes an optimum work environment and is concerned about employee morale?
stays informed about legislative issues which affect institutions of higher learning?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you should join the Professional Support Staff Association (PSSA).
One of the most recent PSSA contributions is the reclassification from exempt to non-exempt for 336 PSSA. This is huge and without the constant push from PSSA and PSSEC it may have been forgotten.
Another recent accomplishment is the extra lump sum payment last year to make up for the increased health cost and that was now added to your base salary.
PSSA meets with the Chancellor and his staff on a regular basis to discuss concerns.
Better Salary Benefits
Tuition waivers for employees
Health and vacation benefits for limited full-time employees
Pay options for employees who work less than twelve months
Improved Leave Policies
Extenuating circumstance leave
Leave for care of dependents
Increased critical illness/bereavement leave
Enhanced Professional Development Opportunities
Annual conference day
Ensures PSS representation at district board meetings, committees, and task forces
Permits family members to work at the same location
Awards Employee of the Year honors
Oversees PSSA scholarship
Improved employee evaluation system