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Category: ASPA Updates


2018 AGM Summary

AGM 2018 The ASPA Annual General Meeting took place Wednesday, April 18, 2018. For the third year, service awards were given out prior to the AGM for 5 year increments of service, up to 30 years, as in the first…

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Merit

It is that time of year again.  Every year at this time people’s thoughts turn to Merit.   What is it and how do I get it? Merit is outlined in the Collective Agreement (Article 9.5).  Merit is awarded in either…

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Consider joining the ASPA Executive

There are currently five vacancies on the ASPA Executive. Any ASPA member can submit a nomination form to the ASPA office ahead of the AGM, on April 18, 2018 or be nominated from the floor at the meeting. ·        ASPA…

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ASPA 2018 AGM

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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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Pizza Social

February’s Pizza social, another successful event, so much so that we ran out of pizza.  We sincerely apologize to those who did not get any.  Please assist us in making sure we order enough pizza by registering in advance for…

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Union Dues

As an ASPA member you pay monthly Union dues.  The dues ensure that ASPA can effectively advocate on behalf of its members, by bargaining and protecting their rights and benefits in the Collective Agreement. Dues also fund the day to…

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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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