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ASPA committees and membership

Administrative Employees Consultative Committee (AECC)

This is a joint committee of Management and ASPA for the purpose of administering the collective agreement. Meetings are held on a regular basis to discuss and resolve issues that arise.

Engagement Committee

This committee was established to welcome and engage new and existing members of ASPA.

Grievance Committee

The ASPA Grievance Officer prepares and presents the ASPA side of the grievance at the grievance hearings.

Illness and Bereavement

When the ASPA representative is made aware of the illness of an ASPA member or of bereavement in the member’s family an appropriate remembrance is sent. This committee also makes the arrangements for the ASPA retirees’ lunch.

Joint Management/ASPA Review Committee (JMARC)

This joint ASPA and Human Resources committee reviews positions for the appropriate placement in a family and phase in the event of major department reorganization, when a review is requested by the member and/or the manager, and after one year for a new position.

Joint Management/ASPA Appeal Committee (JMAAC)

This committee considers the appeal of the decisions given by JMARC. It is made up of different representatives from ASPA and Human Resources.

Merit Audit Committee (MAC)

The Merit Audit Committee (MAC) has the authority to perform a systematic assessment of the effectiveness of any College/Unit merit process. The MAC makes recommendations which will be forwarded to both the ASPA Executive and Human Resources for consideration. ASPA has four representatives on the MAC.

Negotiating Committee

This committee has the responsibility of negotiating the collective agreement with Management. It is comprised of two of: president, past-president or president elect and two representatives from the membership.

Negotiations Research Committee

The Negotiations Research Committee facilitates the preliminary work for the Negotiating Committee. A Survey may be distributed to collect information and issues from the membership.

Communications and Newsletter Committee

The “ASPARAGUS” is published several times during the year. Its purpose is to provide ASPA members with information related specifically to the Association. Contributors are welcome. This committee oversees the ASPA website.

Nominating Committee

Each year prior to the Annual General Meeting, it is the responsibility of the past-president to oversee the Nominating Committee in the selection of members to run for the various positions that may be open on the Executive.

Scholarship Committee

The ASPA Scholarships are available to ASPA members’ children who are attending the University of Saskatchewan. The Scholarship Committee oversees the terms of reference for the scholarships and monitors the funds available.

Social Committee

The Social Committee plans several social activities throughout the year for ASPA members—Christmas Social, social after the Annual General Meeting and other events as required.

Status of Women

This committee deals with issues related to women on the Campus. It also sponsors informational sessions and guest speakers. ASPA members are on the President’s Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

University of Saskatchewan Committees with ASPA Representation

  • Academic Fringe Benefits

  • Biosafety Committee

  • Charitable Donations

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Environmental & Chemical Safety Advisory Committee

  • Ergonomic Committee

  • Non-Academic Fringe Benefits

  • Occupational Health and Safety

  • President’s Advisory Committee on Personal Safety

  • President’s Advisory Council on the Status of Women

  • President’s Service Award Committee

  • Provost’s Advisory Committee for Sexual and Gender Diversity

  • Radiation Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC)