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SFU’s Startup Competition – open to APSA!
We want to thank the Salary and Benefits committee members for their input into the questions for the survey and Angela Vass for creating and designing the survey in Survey Monkey. Of course, an even bigger thank you to all of you who filled out the survey.
Arbitrations and Grievances APSA has filed a grievance based on article 9.2 of our Basic Agreement. This grievance is to dispute the University's inconsistent distribution of the professional development fund reimbursement payout for temporary members from our last round of bargaining. We hope to resolve this matter as soon as possible.
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
Hello everyone, Welcome to 2023!
What is Advocacy Corner? APSA created Advocacy Corner to answer general questions on the AD-10 policies which govern your terms and conditions of employment at SFU. APSA advocates and members of the APSA staff will often answer these questions on the committee's behalf.
Please warmly welcome these new APSA members who have joined us in the past month. Aguilar, Emilia Advisor/Recruiter, UG Programs New to SFU Arts Central Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences   Almeida, Fernanda Simoes Business Systems Analyst New to SFU
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APSA is pleased to announce the new officers for the APSA Board of Directors. Jill Sutherland was voted in as the 2023 president of APSA, Cindy Li was voted in as the new vice-president, and Jasper Stoodley is your 2023 treasurer. Please take a moment to congratulate all the appointees. We know that they are dedicated and will work hard for APSA members' interests. Jill Sutherland, President Director, University Curriculum and Institutional Liaison
Before heading off on holiday, have you taken note of these year-end items? Paid leave – Christmas closure AD 10.08 Once again, the University will be closed for the Christmas break. Continuing members will be paid for this time. Temporary members will be paid for this time period if the last day of your temporary appointment is after the Christmas closure.
Arbitrations and Grievances APSA has filed a grievance based on article 9.2 of our Basic Agreement. This grievance is to dispute the University's inconsistent distribution of the professional development fund reimbursement payout for temporary members from our last round of bargaining. We hope to resolve this matter as soon as possible.
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Please give a warm welcome to these new APSA members who have joined us in the past month.   Anwar, Sara    Junior Business Analyst          New to SFU Beedie Burnaby Administration Beedie School of Business   Bell, Katie Manager, Advanced Professional Studies
Each month, the Advocacy Committee answers your questions about the AD 10 policies (aka, your terms and conditions of employment.)
Arbitrations and Grievances APSA has filed a grievance based on article 9.2 of our Basic Agreement. This is to dispute the University's inconsistent distribution of the professional development fund reimbursement payout for temporary members from our last round of bargaining. We hope to resolve this matter as soon as possible.
While many workplaces are well-managed, some are difficult to navigate. A passive-aggressive boss or co-worker, inappropriate comments, actions to significantly increase or decrease your workload, malicious gossip, or unclear communication can result in clashes in the workplace. It can contribute to stress and even long-term health conditions. 
Please give a warm welcome to these new APSA members who have joined us in the past month. Angheli-Zaicenco, Natalia Director, Communications & Marketing New to SFU Education Office of the Dean Faculty Of Education   Campbell, Kaitlyn Educator EDI, Work Intgrated Learning
Each month, our APSA Advocates answer your questions about workplace challenges, the AD 10 policies and how they’re applied. Questions? Submit them anonymously here. Hello, I'm Laya Behbahani, an advocate on APSA's Advocacy Committee. On behalf of the Committee, I'm answering your questions about the importance of APSA representation during meetings and accessing your own employee file.  
Arbitrations and Grievances APSA has filed a grievance based on article 9.2 of our Basic Agreement. This is to dispute the University's inconsistent distribution of the professional development fund reimbursement payout for temporary members from our last round of bargaining. We hope to resolve this matter as soon as possible.
Vote for your new Board of Directors — 2022 Congratulations to our APSA’s new and re-elected Directors!   Ben Boyle Office Coordinator — Faculty of Communications, Art and Technology
There's been a lot of talk about the SFU budget recently. Notably, a softening job market and other global dynamics have been affecting international and domestic student enrollments, the province is reviewing post-secondary funding models, and it's also a bargaining year, where employee groups are looking for general wage increases to keep up with inflation. There has also been a lot of talk that departments should tighten their belts and wait out this difficult time. 
When Trin came to see me, she was planning on quitting the job she’d held at SFU for five years. She told me that her new supervisor had her work long hours three to four times a week and would text or phone on her weekends about work issues, sometimes late at night.
Dear APSA Members, I’m excited to introduce you to your new Salary and Benefits team. These volunteers exhibit a variety of strengths and represent a range of working groups at SFU. Although we recently completed negotiations in December 2021, the negotiated contract period has now ended, and APSA is preparing for another round of bargaining with SFU.
Please give a warm welcome to these new APSA members who have joined us in the past month.   Adams, Elizabeth Coordinator Indigenous Student Life New to SFU AVPSI Indigenous Student Centre Assoc VP, Students   Anyankpele, Ruth Human Resources Associate 
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Arbitrations and Grievances APSA has filed a grievance based on article 9.2 of our Basic Agreement. This is to dispute the University's problematic distribution of the professional development fund reimbursement payout for temporary members from our last round of bargaining. We hope to resolve this matter as soon as possible.
How can you decolonize your thinking about leadership and lead your team more equitably and effectively? SFU Continuing Studies offers two unique leadership development programs for leaders who want to make a difference.
APSA's Board of Directors has five open director positions. Are you interested in applying? Director position description A director: