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Each month, our Advocacy Committee answers your questions about the AD 10 policies (aka, your terms and conditions of employment.) Hello, I’m Laya Behbahani, the chair of APSA’s Advocacy Committee. On behalf of the committee, I’m answering your questions about elective surgeries and sick leave.
Please give a warm welcome to these new APSA members who have joined us in the past month. Al-Autman, Zahra Mohammed         Student Recruitment Liaison Coordinator New to SFU AVPSI Stud Recruitment & Admissions Administration Associate VP Students   Blazs, Laura
Arbitrations and Grievances APSA advocates have several ongoing grievances and investigations on bullying and harassment, return to work and hours of work. We can’t give any details due to confidentiality issues. Please see this infographic on the Life of a Grievance to learn more about how the grievance process works.
Matthew Menzies is an APSA board member and also a member of CUHSC (SFU's Central University Health and Safety Committee). We asked Matthew to speak a bit more about the committee, its work at SFU and how the committee helps with your safety on the various campuses. Can you tell me a little more about what CUHSC is?
While the below letter on the revised procedures was presented to CJ Rowe, who was tasked with receiving feedback, our comments are directed to the University's senior administration, where responsibility for the policy rests.   May 13, 2022 Re: SFU’s Review of GP 47 Policy and Procedures Dear CJ:
The Joint Compensation Review Committee (JCRC) was formed as part of the arbitrated award during the 2014 round of bargaining. Its purpose is to make recommendations for a total compensation package for APSA members.
There are weeks in my role as executive director when the same troubling issue comes forward multiple times. 
Part of our core purpose at APSA involves promoting professionalism, excellence and encouraging your professional and career development. As an APSA member, you can participate in workshops, webinars, and pre-COVID, networking events. As part of our own professional development, the APSA team also looks for ways to learn and improve our skills. Here are a few free or paid courses that you may find helpful in your professional and career development. We've certainly found them beneficial for our team. Charity Village
According to Benefits Canada, 54% of Canadian employers are adopting a hybrid workplace, and 57% of Canadian employees are looking for work that has a flexible workweek. Here are some examples of companies that have successfully adopted a hybrid or 4-day workweek.
Please give a warm welcome to these new APSA members who have joined us in the past month. Ali, Amir Student Recruitment Liaison Coordinator Temporary Promotion AVPSI Student Recruitment & Admissions Administration Associate VP, Students                                     Almeida Coutinho, Carolina 
Each month, our Advocacy Committee answers your questions about the AD 10 policies (aka, your terms and conditions of employment.) Here is APSA advocate Mike Peragine to answer some of your questions about workplace issues.
Arbitrations and Grievances APSA advocates have several ongoing grievances and investigations on bullying and harassment, return to work and hours of work. We can’t give any details due to confidentiality issues. Please see this infographic on the Life of a Grievance to learn more about how the grievance process works.
In May 2021, SFU revised its Bullying and Harassment policy, also known as GP 47. While all the employee groups at the university were consulted, SFU implemented none of our recommended changes. The University has since reached out to APSA and other employee groups regarding further changes to this policy's procedures. Here are a few concerns that APSA has with the current policy and the procedures that flow from it. Coming forward with a complaint
When I met with Kiran, Doug, Lisa and Jada (not their real names) in my office a couple years ago, I had no idea how negatively their work situation at SFU was affecting their lives. 
SFU has recently launched a survey called SFU: What's Next? Over the next year, SFU will engage in community conversations to help express SFU's vision, purpose, priorities and commitments, with the goal of developing a framework that aligns efforts across the University for the next five years.  If you wish to have your voice heard by SFU, please visit www.sfu.ca/whats-next to learn more.
Please give a warm welcome to these new APSA members who have joined us in the past month. Ahanmisi, Efe Coordinator, Alumni Relations New Appointment Alumni Relations Alumni Relations   Allan, Alexander James Research Contracts Coordinator New Appointment
Each month, the Advocacy Committee answers your questions about the AD 10 policies (aka, your terms and conditions of employment.)
Arbitrations and Grievances APSA advocates have several ongoing grievances and investigations on bullying and harassment, return to work and hours of work. We can’t give any details due to confidentiality issues. Please see this infographic on the Life of a Grievance to learn more about how the grievance process works.
Last year, our volunteers worked tirelessly on improving your working life at the University. They have attended countless meetings, volunteered hours on bargaining and worked on creating proposals, writing negotiation points, meeting with senior administration and defending members via Zoom, phone calls and email. In honour of National Volunteer Week (April 24-30), help us celebrate our 32 dedicated and hard-working volunteers. If you know any of these volunteers, please thank them by sending them an email to express your gratitude for the work they do on your behalf.
Each month, our APSA Advocates answer your questions about workplace challenges, the AD 10 policies and how they’re applied. Hello, I’m Laya Behbahani, the chair of APSA’s Advocacy Committee. On behalf of the committee, I’m answering your questions about vacation carry over and maternity leave.
TURN UP THE DIAL ON DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION Are you ready to advance your career and department with digital transformation? SFU's Beedie School of Business offers two programs to choose from:
Please give a warm welcome to these new APSA members who have joined us in the past month.   Ahmadi, Mekita          Coordinator, Projects and Events Promotion Beedie Undergraduate Programs Beedie School of Business   Ali, Naureen Maysa
Your extended health benefits cover things like prescription drugs, dental, physiotherapy, mental health tools and other health care services that are not covered by what Medical Services Plan of BC or other provincial health plans cover. Key Players in your Extended Health Plan
Arbitrations and Grievances APSA advocates have several ongoing grievances and investigations on bullying and harassment, return to work and hours of work. We can’t give any details due to confidentiality issues. Please see this infographic on the Life of a Grievance to learn more about how the grievance process works.
Please give a warm welcome to these new APSA members who have joined us in the past month.   Baggiarini, Bianca Christina Senior Advisor, Institutional Strategic Awards New to Group Research Operations VPR VP Research Summary   Benhamida, Louisa Program Coordinator
Each month, our Advocacy Committee answers your questions about the AD 10 policies (aka, your terms and conditions of employment.) Hello, I’m Rob McTavish, an advocate on APSA’s Advocacy Committee. On behalf of the Committee, I’m answering your question about letters of expectations and COVID-19.
Arbitrations and Grievances APSA advocates have a number of ongoing grievances and investigations on bullying and harassment, return to work and hours of work. We can’t give any details due to confidentiality issues. Please see this infographic on the Life of a Grievance to learn more about how the grievance process works.
The theme of Black History Month in Canada in 2022 is February and Forever. This is just an introductory list to help us engage in celebrating Black history every day.
It’s déjà vu all over again – Yogi Berra
Each month, our Advocacy Committee answers your questions about the AD 10 policies (aka, your terms and conditions of employment.) Hello, I’m Mike Peragine, an advocate on APSA’s Advocacy Committee. On behalf of the Committee, I’m answering your question about probation review forms.
Please give a warm welcome to these new APSA members who have joined us in the past month.   Agonos, Vanessa Figura Recreation Coordinator New to HR or Academic Groups AVPSI Recreation Operations Associate VP Students   Amaro Andrade, Fernanda Coordinator, Projects and Events
Bargaining We’re pleased to announce that APSA’s final position of record prevailed over the University’s. Mr. Dorsey selected APSA’s position of record, which we take as a signal that our proposal was fair and reasonable. The award follows 30-days of negotiations, 4-months of mediation, and a 1-day arbitration hearing with the University’s representatives. As the outcome is an award by the Arbitrator and not a negotiated agreement, it is considered final and binding. It won’t be subject to a ratification vote by members or approval by SFU’s Board of Governors.
It's January and the start of a new year! Here's a quick list of benefits that reset each calendar year. 1. Vacation time AD 10.8 You now have access to your yearly vacation allotment. Here's a table below for reference. Number of Calendar Years of Employment Length of Vacation Entitlement