Oct 222013

USFA members who have a combined age and years of service equal to or greater than 85 are eligible to apply for the Incentive Plan for Retirement (IPR). The application deadline is October 31, 2013.

See http://www.usask.ca/vpacademic/collegial/index.php for application form and additional information.

Members are reminded that they may withdraw an application for the IPR by contacting the Vice-President Academic and Provost in writing on or before December 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm.

Go to: Common Questions That Have Been Asked Regarding IPR.

Aug 152013

Dear USFA Members: Attached you will find 3 proposals regarding retirement initiatives that have been signed off between the Negotiating Teams of the University and the Faculty Association and recommended to the membership for ratification by the Executive. We believe that ratification and implementation of these proposals are in the best interests of the membership […]

Jul 102013

As part of our agreement to extend the 2010 – 2013 Collective Agreement, we committed to enter into negotiations immediately regarding retirement initiatives. We are pleased to advise that we have reached a tentative agreement regarding retirement initiatives and on July 9, 2013, the Negotiating Teams for the USFA and the University signed off on […]

Feb 222013

Dear members: Today, the Negotiating Teams for the USFA and Employer signed off on a tentative agreement for the period July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 (attached).  The agreement  provides for an extension to the terms of the current collective agreement with a 1% scale increase to all salaries and salary scales, plus the […]

Oct 242012

The collective agreement between the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association (USFA) expires on June 30, 2013, and preparations for bargaining are well underway. After preliminary discussions with the University, we can expect to begin bargaining in early January, 2013. Jim Cheesman, Senior Professional Officer of the USFA, has been appointed […]

May 012012

In our last bargaining update, we presented the case for a bargaining mandate with respect to salaries that is based on the Employer’s lead-payer strategy for compensation at the 75th percentile of a group of seven comparator institutions.  Based on the salary data that is currently available (i.e., 2010-11), the average salaries by rank for […]