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.
Did you know that salary continuance is made up of both a short term disability (STD) and long term disability (LTD) plan? The STD plan is for medical absences from one (1) to ninety (90) days in length. LTD is medical absences of greater than ninety (90) days.
On May 1, 2017 the employer made a change to how ASPA member’s STD plan is being delivered: the University has contracted Lifemark Health Group to administer ASPA’s and all other STD plans on campus. ASPA has filed a policy grievance to address some concerns that we have with this new process. To date, the Faculty Association has also filed a grievance on this matter. At this point it is unknown how long it will take to get resolution to the grievance or what that might look like but here is what we do know: Continue reading “Salary Continuance”
Did you know that travelling for work related activities is considered work time?
If you travel for work related activities, the time you travel is considered work time and you should be compensated accordingly. If you are required to travel off campus or away from your principal office/work location for University business then you can claim expenses incurred and the time travelling is considered work time. Continue reading “Do you travel for work?”
Did you know that vacation time is accrued based on your years of continuous service with the University of Saskatchewan, no matter your union or non – union affiliation? As long as you are considered an employee of the University your years of service are counted. Continue reading “VACATION ACCRUALS”
A few years ago, the provincial Government undertook a review of a number of provincial statutes, including The Trade Union Act, The Labour Standards Act, and The Occupational Health and Safety Act to name a few. They hoped to modernize and simplify the existing labour and employment legislation. In doing so, they created The Saskatchewan Employment Act (SEA) which came into force and effect on April 29, 2014 (with the exception of a couple of Sections). Continue reading “Are you a Supervisor?”