Advocacy

Information for Non-Members

A great deal of the information contained in this website is password-protected and for members only. However, please check our our Committees page to view various ways to get involved once becoming a member of the PMA.

To become a member, you must first be eligible, which means that you are employed at an Administrative/Professional salary grade 13 or higher, Computer Services 2-6, Technical 7-8, or University Police Sergeant, and are regular, full-time employees of the University. Our agreement with the University does not generally permit PMA to represent contract employees.

 

If you are unsure of your eligibility to be represented by PMA, please contact the PMA office. Membership in the PMA is voluntary.

Who We Are

The PMA was formed in 1982 for the purpose of providing for the unique needs of managers and professionals at Western. As  a  full-time  professional  or  manager  at  The  University  of  Western  Ontario,  you  are  eligible  to become a member of the Professional & Managerial Association (PMA). The University recognizes  the PMA as the association which represents those employees in the professional/managerial categories.

By  becoming  a  member,  you  are  invited  to  share  your  comments  and  concerns  about  your employment experience at Western, as well as participate in the development of initiatives which will improve your workplace.

Aims and Goals of the PMA

Represent our members
We represent the interests of professionals and managerial staff in discussions with the University regarding all conditions of employment.
Provide support
We assist members with queries or problems that may be encountered and with the interpretation of personnel policies.
Inform the members
Our  newsletter,  Connect,  is  our  primary  communication  vehicle.  We  also  have  special  mailings  to members to expedite communication.
Contribute to the University Community
PMA members are actively involved in Western University committees.

Membership Benefits

  • Opportunities to participate in the development of policies and programs affecting you and your colleagues. These are provided through surveys, contact with members of the PMA Executive and active involvement in one of the PMA Committees.
  • Access to stimulating personal, professional and career development activities tailored to the needs  of PMA members.
  • Assistance and support for any questions or concerns, particularly regarding employment practices and procedures.
  • Resources and information on University operations and activities.
  • Interaction with the community of professionals and managers on campus.
  • Participation in a wide array of University activities in which you may be Interested and where your input makes a difference.