ASPA Advocate

Category: ASPA Updates


Voluntary Exit Survey Summary

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…

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Survivor Benefit

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…

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2017 Flexible Spending Allocation Deadline

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…

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Incentivized Exit Program/Voluntary Exit Program (VEP)

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…

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ASPA Volunteer Survey Results

Dear ASPA members: We would like to acknowledge and thank all of our members who, over the past month, participated in a survey about the topic of “volunteering” in our association. “Volunteering” is a topic that is highly relevant for…

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Closure of International Centre for Northern Governance and Development

May 24, 2017 Canada Press University of Saskatchewan says provincial funding cut means closure of research centre The University of Saskatchewan says it has to close a research centre because funding was cut in the provincial budget. Read More

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University to offer buyouts to ASPA Union

University of Saskatchewan to offer voluntary buyouts to ASPA union members: memo May 24, 2017 Alex MacPherson The University of Saskatchewan is planning to offer voluntary buyouts to members of the 1,100-strong ASPA union as part of the school’s plan…

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President’s Message

My name is Peter Krebs and it is my pleasure to announce the recent decision made by the ASPA Executive members to appoint a new president/vice-president complement for the year 2017-2018. I have accepted the position of ASPA President for…

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ASPA AGM Update

Please note updated info regarding the upcoming ASPA Annual General Meeting: NOTICE  ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL ASSOCIATION (ASPA) ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017 241 ARTS BLDG.  3:00 pm (Call to order) There will be several door prize draws. You…

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Tuition Reimbursement Fund (Application Form available online now)

Immediate family of ASPA members can apply for consideration under the Tuition Reimbursement Fund (TRF), if they are registered students at the University of Saskatchewan.  The eligibility criteria states the following (for more details refer to Article 12.12 in the…

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