by Peter Krebs, ASPA President
On October 30 2017, on our ASPA website, we reported on the results of the Voluntary Exit Program (VEP), by providing metrics on the number of participants, their home departments, family and phase, and the like. If you missed the article, go to (www.aspasask.ca)
The ASPA Executive also wanted to hear from the members about their experiences with the VEP, and their perceptions of the value of the voluntary exits. ASPA’s most recent one minute survey is the tool through which we obtained your feedback on the VEP.
We are very grateful to everyone who took the time to complete the survey: 540 members have replied, of which 52 respondents (of 78 who are leaving) participated in the VEP.
We find the results quite interesting and noteworthy, as they provide us with important lessons to reflect on the past, and to consider for the future, in respect to a voluntary exit program.
Here is what you said: Read More
Did you know that ASPA’s Extended Health and Dental Plans have a survivor benefit? If you did not, you are not alone….
Should an ASPA member who is eligible for the Extended Health and Dental Plans die while still employed at the University of Saskatchewan, their spouse and any eligible dependant(s), are eligible to continue to receive benefits for up to two years following the members passing. The University will continue to pay the premiums during this time. For further information regarding this and other benefit provisions please refer to the Extended Health and Dental Plan Summary located in your PAWS Account under the Benefit tab.
If you are not sure if you are eligible for the Extended Health and Dental Plans please refer to the ASPA Collective Agreement – Article 12 or contact Darcy Hryn – Bird at email@example.com.
The deadline for ASPA members to allocate their 2017 Flexible Spending Program (FSP) amount is December 31, 2016.
To allocate your funds, please visit the Flexible Spending Program page in PAWS. If you miss the deadline, your allocation will remain the same as the previous year and cannot be changed due to CRA regulations.
Remember to use any remaining funds from the 2016 calendar year before December 31, 2017, or the unused credit will be forfeited and revert back to the University of Saskatchewan. READ MORE
It is probably safe to say that most people were aware that the University offered an Incentivized Exit Program, which also became known as the Voluntary Exit Program (VEP) at the end of May to all ASPA members. We are now able to report on some of the numbers associated with the Program: Read More
The 2017 ASPA Retirees lunch was held on September 28th. Celebrating this year were:
Grace Milashenko, Lori Nizinkevich, Bohdan Pylypec, Diane Nordick, Rosalie Sulik, Carol Lockhart, Jeanette McKee.
Also in the photo Peter Krebs (ASPA President)