Currently PEA Professional Development Expense Account purchases of computer hardware and software are eligible, however, communication or hybrid devices such as android phones are not eligible. Currently the Central Professional Development fund does not consider any technology related items to be eligible for reimbursement.
PEA Professional Development Expense Account (Personal)
The purpose of the PDEA is to assist eligible regular and term PEA staff in meeting their professional development expenses. For the purposes of these Guidelines, professional development includes those activities which enhance a staff member's work performance, ability or effectiveness. Click on the links below for more information on claimable expenses, annual allocations, pre-approval etc.
To claim your (personal) professional development expenses please use the Payment Requistion and Expense Claim form located under "Other Payments and Expense Claims" or if applicable, the Travel Expense Report under "Travel" on the HRIS forms web site.
NOTE: Please indicate on the form that your expenses are to be put against your professional development expense account. You will not be required to provide an account code as it will be assigned internally through accounting.
Central Professional Development Fund
The purpose of the Central Professional Development Fund (the Central Fund) is to assist PEA staff members in funding professional development opportunities that cannot otherwise be funded.
Applications for reimbursement will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis. In addition, priority will be given to applications where:
- the staff member's PDEA is first depleted or requires top-up from the Central Fund to cover incurred pre-approved costs, and/or
- there is a contribution from the Department's staff development budget funds, preferably matching the amount requested for reimbursement from the Central Fund, and/or
- the staff member has not been granted funding from the Central Fund during the 24 month period preceding the most recent date of application.
Please click on the links below for more information on additional guidelines and application form.