Salary & Benefits. Pension. University Affairs. 

APSA is the legal bargaining group for Administrative and Professional Staff at SFU. APSA negotiates salaries, benefits, pension and employment policies on behalf of members. 

Salary and Benefits

APSA negotiates with the university to determine annual general salary increases to ensure salaries are competitive to attract quality staff and retain them. APSA is currently in negotiation for the 2019 PSEC Mandate.

The 2014 Salary and Benefits Award was ratified by members and is in effect from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2019. Learn more about the Colin Taylor award from the 2014 round of bargaining.


5.5% over five years.

July 1, 2015, 1%

July 1, 2016, 0.5%

July 1, 2017, 1.5%

July 1, 2018, 1.5%

June 30, 2019, 1%



Negotiated at the same time as salaries, benefits are divided by the type of member you are; continuing, temporary, and retired. View a full list of benefits for APSA members on HR's website.


The Employee Joint Pension Committee made up of APSA, CUPE and Poly Party, negotiate changes to the Pension Plan for Administrative/Union Staff. The Board of Trustees, which has three university representatives and three employee group representatives (APSA, CUPE, Poly Party), manages the pension plan text. They meet once a month to monitor investments, approve investment mixes and manage fund managers. 



University Affairs: Policy

The AD 10 policies set out the responsibilities, rights, and terms and conditions of employment for APSA staff. APSA negotiates the policies with HR. To get your APSA policy red booklet, contact the APSA office.