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Professional Development Allowance

Professional Development Allowance

The Professional Development Allowance is an annual allocation of funds, by AU, to each CUPE 3911 member, available for allowable expenses related to your work at AU (memberships, registrations, supplies, other). The Allowance is detailed in the CUPE 3911 Collective Agreement, Article 27.04.

Collective Agreement, Article 27.04

The employer agrees to provide each employee access to a professional
development allowance of $300 per year, which may be accumulated for a
maximum of five years.* It may be claimed as per the University
Professional Development Guidelines Policy, upon production of receipts
for the purchase of books, equipment, professional journals. library fees,
professional fees, course registration fees or conference registration fees
and related expenses when these are related to the employee’s tutoring
duties and responsibilities.

*Note that after 5 years, if no claims are made, no further allocations are added to the member’s account.

See link Here for instructions on looking up the balance of your Professional Development Allowance account

Members can make claims against their Allowance at any time of year by submitting a reimbursement claim form in Chrome River.

Claim Your Allowance

You may need an overview of the Chrome River Expense Management System. Open to any AU team member who’d like to attend, the Chrome River Support Team will be offering several upcoming training sessions:

Monday, Nov. 22, 2021: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. MDT
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. MDT
Friday, Jan. 21, 2022: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. MDT

You can find Signup Sheets on the Chrome River Training Site (remember to sign in through your VPN), by logging on to MyAU, go to the HR & Finance Portal, and look under “Expense Reimbursement and PCard Reconciliation,” for links to training and support, or to submit your claim.

For questions regarding Chrome River expense claim reimbursement, please write to: