Professional Development Allowance

Clause 32.19 in the Collective Agreement provides for reimbursement for allowable professionally-related expenditures which are not otherwise reimbursed by the University and which relate to the Member’s responsibilities to the University. Members may apply once during the period 1 January to 28 February. The full text of Clause 32.19 (with PDA amounts) is noted below.

32.19

The Board recognizes that Members face various expenses related to their occupation.

For the fiscal years 2015/16 and 2016/17 and 2017/18 the Board, therefore, agrees to reimburse Members for allowable professionally-related expenditures which are not otherwise reimbursed by the University and which relate to the Member’s responsibilities to the University.

Allowable professionally-related expenditures are limited to the following:  membership fees for professional and/or learned societies, subscriptions to professional and/or learned journals, purchase of books, equipment, and/or other items related to the Member’s research or scholarly activities and registration fees for attendance at scholarly conferences.  Members’ eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $737 in the fiscal year 2015/16 and $750 in the fiscal year 2016/17 and $762 in the fiscal year 2017/2018, shall be reimbursed.  Members may apply once during the period 1 January to 28 February for reimbursement up to the maximum amount and shall provide receipts and relevant information regarding their application. The Member’s application shall be considered by the relevant Faculty-level committee established pursuant to Clause 30.33 and, if approved, shall be paid by the Board.

For claim forms for the PDA or other requisitions check with Dalhousie University Financial Services website:

http://www.dal.ca/dept/financial-services/forms/payment-of-expenses.html