To explore, on a national and local level, factors that contribute to Pennsylvania’s salary statistics; and to use that information to better prepare PAs and PA students for a competitive job market.
- Educate physician assistants about salary statistics and offer tools to help change the poor Pennsylvania ranking.
- Use research and data to educate PA employers and potential employers of physician assistants to their true value.
- Engage and educate students in physician assistant programs across the state regarding salary and contract negotiations.
- The committee shall consist of a chairperson(s) appointed by the President and approved by the Board of Directors
- The committee shall consist of PSPA members appointed by the chairperson(s).
- A Director-at Large, assigned by the President, will serve as the board advisor to the committee.
- The President is an ex-officio member of the committee.
Committee Chair Job Description
- Be a PSPA member in good standing.
- Appoint/recruit committee members.
- Appoint one member of the committee to serve as the co-chair or vice-chair. The co-chair/vice- chair’s responsibility will be to assist the chair with all the functions of the committee as well as be prepared to take over the committee in the unlikely event that the chairperson is unable to complete the functions of the committee.
- Submit a written, quarterly report to the Board at least 2 weeks prior to each Board of Directors Meeting.
- Monitor and update the job board and employment section of the website on a regular basis.
- Estimated time per month needed to fulfill duties of the position is 5-7 hours per month in addition to Board of Director’s meetings.
- Attend at least three (3) Board of Directors’ meetings per year.
- Make policy recommendations to the Board of Directors when appropriate.
- Submit articles as needed/relevant to the PSPA news and constant contact.
- Submit a proposed budget to the treasurer in March of each year.
- Submit a yearly committee report for the PSPA membership.
- Oversee all expenses by the committee.
- Participate in the development of the PSPA Action Plan.
Committee Member Job Description
- Be a PSPA member in good standing.
- Participate in committee activities, complete assigned tasks, and communicate regularly (at least quarterly) to chairperson by verbal, written or electronic means.
- Be knowledgeable of the various campaigns and events endorsed by the PSPA Employment Committee.
- Recruit volunteers from the different regions of the state.
- Estimated time necessary to fulfill the duties of this position is 1-2 hours per month.
- Expenses for committee business are reimbursable if approved by the committee chairperson.
- Shall abide by all PSPA and AAPA bylaws and policies.
- Must have Board approval to enter into any legal or financial agreement on behalf of the Society.
- Any member of the committee representing the Society to an outside group may not act on behalf of the society without the approval of the Board of Directors.
- Implement an Employment Committee campaign.
- Annually update such campaign and submit a plan to the Board of Directors for approval.
- Increase awareness of the JobTarget website.
- Establish an Employment Day activity which can be duplicated throughout the state.
- Work with other committees of the PSPA when appropriate regarding employment of PAs.
- Budget, disburse and account for those funds allocated to the committee for the administrative function of the committee.
- Work with the Student & Faculty Affairs Committee to educate students about topics such as CV writing, contract negotiations, and appropriate compensation.
A 2-month notice of resignation is requested of the chairperson. It is also recommended that the outgoing chairperson supply the names of two PAs that could step into the position, if possible. The resigning chairperson should submit all files and copies of the correspondence regarding the committee’s activities to the new chairperson or to the Board Advisor for the committee.