APSA received an unprecedented response to our Salary and Benefits bargaining survey. We asked the Salary and Benefits committee chair, Jo-Anne Ray, to voice her thoughts on the survey and what the results mean to the Salary and Benefits Committee.   This survey was different from the survey sent out in previous bargaining years. What made you decide on this change?
8% in Lieu vs. Vacation Pay and Sick Leave — Temporary Positions If you are a temporary APSA member, you will receive an employment letter with your contract. If it's a long-term contract, you may get a choice of vacation time or 8% in lieu of vacation. It's great to have a little extra cash in your pocket, but know that these choices affect your sick leave. This is also important for APSA supervisors, as they can help their direct reports make informed decisions.
Before we get back into our committee discussion, I wanted to remind members to use your professional development funds this year. Contact HR for preapproval and submit your receipts to Learning and Development before it's too late. So, back to last month's discussion. We talked about the Advocacy Committee, the Board of Directors and the Finance Committee. Let's talk about the remaining committees.
Each month, our Advocates answer your questions about workplace challenges, the AD 10 policies and how they’re applied. Questions? Submit them anonymously here. These questions will be answered in a monthly advocacy corner issue. For an immediate answer, please contact APSA.
Due to an unexpected vacancy, we're running an election for this vacant position. APSA's Board of Directors has one vacant position. Interested in applying?   Director position description A Director:
Each month, our Advocates answer your questions about workplace challenges, the AD 10 policies and how they’re applied. Questions? Submit them anonymously here. These questions will be answered in a monthly advocacy corner issue. For an immediate answer, please contact APSA.
We are looking for volunteers for our Pension Advisory Committee What does the Pension Advisory Committee do? The Pension Advisory Committee (PAC) develops recommendations to change APSA's pension plan text and/or its administration, as required. They also provide pension information to the Executive Committee and develop educational material for members about their plan.
Welcome to another September at SFU. I’m sure by now you’ve got an email from the Salary and Benefits committee asking you to fill out a survey. This lets us know where the gaps are and help form our mandate for bargaining. So go on and fill out the survey, there may even be a draw for coffee at the end.