The committee recently reached an agreement with the University on how to apply the Colin Taylor award from the last round of contract negotiations.
1. The following improvements to benefits will come into effect January 1, 2019:
a. The visit fee maximum will be eliminated for the first 12 visits for each of:
- Massage Therapist
i.e. the 80% reimbursement applies from the first visit.
b. The current annual Psychologist maximum of $100 will be increased to $1,000.
c. Speech Therapist coverage is extended to include both group and one-on-one therapy.
2. One-time payment:
Employees who were APSA members on July 1, 2017, and continue to be APSA members, will receive a one-time lump sum payment based on their current FTE.
The individual amount will be approximately $800 for 1.0 FTE (pro-rated for part-time positions) and every effort is being made to have the amount paid by the end of this 2018.
How the Committee Works
The committee membership includes members and staff that represents the interests in a variety of departments. The committee reports to the executive committee regarding recommendations on recruitment, retention, development of staff and how these recommendations address members needs in an efficient, equitable manner.