Imagine attending a meeting with your supervisor expecting the meeting to be about one thing, and it turns out to be about something completely different. You suddenly start feeling nervous. Maybe there's an HR advisor there wanting to discuss a work incident. Maybe you're being asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement, and you worry about what that means. Maybe you're in a meeting with Manulife about long-term disability, and they're asking you to sign a document that you're not sure is in your best interest.
When APSA members made the move to remote work due to the pandemic, our IT staff quickly adopted Zoom, a video conferencing platform that made the mandatory changes much more viable. Zoom feels like a blessing and sometimes a curse. We can meet and stay connected, yet we all come up against back-to-back meetings on the platform, and many of us experience what's been dubbed "Zoom fatigue". Why do we find video meetings so tiring?
Arbitrations and Grievances APSA and the University came to a mediated settlement regarding the Colin Taylor Award. Read the full settlement here. We are also in the process of negotiating a settlement on a Human Rights case.
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 related to ESA manager versus non-manager classifications.
Please give a warm welcome to these new APSA members who have joined us in the past month. Bundock, Joel Robert Administrative Coordinator New to SFU SFU Athletics and Recreation Associate VP, Students Chand, Brian Vimal Undergraduate Advisor and Recruiter Promotion Political Science Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Diwana, Livleen Executive Assistant Promotion
Arbitrations and Grievances APSA and the University came to a mediated settlement regarding the Colin Taylor Award. Read the full settlement here. APSA has also successfully completed a settlement for one of our members regarding inappropriate discipline. We are unable to give detailed information due to privacy issues. We are also in the process of negotiating a settlement on a Human Rights case.
This conversation is more of a reminder/to-do list, so I'm going to get right into it: CRA — Home Office Expense Deductions A reminder of the tax deductions you can access if you are/were working from home during COVID. For more information, please see the dedicated Home Office Expenses sub-page of the SFU Finance department page.
Please give a warm welcome to these new APSA members who have joined us in the past month. Chang, Vivian Business Analyst Temporary Promotion Alumni Relations Alumni Relations Chireboah-Ansah, Robert Coordinator Double MA Graduate Program Additional Job Global Communication Double MA Communication Arts Technology