The Simon Fraser University Administrative and Professional Staff Association (APSA) was incorporated under the BC Society Act in 1980 to provide representation for the group of employees at SFU whose employment was not covered by a collective agreement.
APSA exists to serve and promote the interests of our members by:
- representing members in negotiations, with regard to the terms and conditions of their employment and by providing support in grievances, arbitration and meditations,
- encouraging members' professional and career development,
- promoting professionalism, excellence and collegiality,
- representing members to the public, governments, news media and other educational institutions, and
- doing all such things as may be necessary or conducive to their attainment of these purposes.
APSA's Core Documents
These documents address all aspects of what APSA does. They outline our purpose, our internal operating rules, our relationship with Simon Fraser University and how we conduct ourselves. APSA falls under the BC Society Act, which governs how B.C. not-for-profits are created and run. Our Bylaws are occasionally required to be updated to meet changes in the BC Society Act. Members must vote to approve any changes.
The purpose of the Basic Agreement is to establish, for the administrative and professional staff employed by Simon Fraser University, formal procedures for the determination of compensation matters and administrative/professional personnel policies.
APSA's Constitution states the purpose of the Association and how it will achieve its purpose of promoting and advancing the interest of the administrative and professional employees of Simon Fraser University.
Bylaws are APSA's internal operating rules. They establish procedures for holding member meetings, procedures at the general meeting, duties of the Board of Directors, elections, quorum requirements, and financial requirements.