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FSS/PPS 03.17 - FSS Administrative Development Funds

FSS Administrative Development Funds

FSS/PPS No. 03.17 (03.05.02)
Issue No. 6
Effective Date: 8/27/2018
Next Review Date: 10/01/2021 (E3Y)
Sr. Reviewer: Vice President for Finance and Support Services


    1. The purpose is this policy is to develop a pool of skilled applicants for potential promotion, provide opportunities that will foster professional growth, and retain the current workforce.

    2. The Finance and Support Services (FSS) Division will set aside $10,000 annually for attending state or national conferences or residential seminars in accordance with this FSS policy and procedures statement.

    3. The program allows FSS employees considered for managerial promotion, as determined by the employee’s supervisor, to attend state or national conferences or residential seminars that have a curriculum designed to broaden one’s understanding of issues in higher education administration or develop management and leadership skills.


    1. An FSS employee who is a regular full-time employee and who has been employed at the university at least one year (as of the date of the program) is eligible to participate in this program. Managers, supervisors, directors, or the individual employee may apply for funds.

    2. Eligible applicants interested in attending a conference or seminar will submit an application packet with the following:

      1. a completed application;

      2. a resume; and

      3. leaflet of the conference or seminar.

    3. Individuals requesting funds must have the support of their supervisor. The employee should submit their packet to their supervisor for review and forward it to the vice president for Finance and Support Services (VPFSS).

    4. Criteria for Selection

      1. the type and reputation of the conference the employee intends to attend;

      2. how the conference will benefit the employee’s professional development; and

      3. the total cost of attendance.

    5. Application Deadline

      Applications are due by the deadline established by the VPFSS.

    6. Notification

      Upon a final decision by the VPFSS, the Business Services Council member will notify the participants of the available funding.

    7. Responsibilities

      Employees approved for participation in this program must submit the appropriate forms to their respective department or office for processing before the event for reimbursement. It is the responsibility of the participant to comply with applicable state law and the university’s accounting and travel policies and procedures. Texas State Travel policies and procedures and forms may be found on the Travel website.


    1. Reviewer of this PPS includes the following:

      Position Date
      Vice President for Finance and Support Services October 1 E3Y

    This PPS has been approved by the following individual in their official capacity and represents Texas State Finance and Support Services policy and procedure from the date of this document until superseded.

    Vice President for Finance and Support Services; senior reviewer of this PPS