Committees

Executive
FSA business is conducted by a group of officers elected by the membership each spring following the Annual General Meeting. Most positions on the Executive committee carry a term of two years and positions are open to all FSA members. Click here to review the Descriptions and Duties of each position. The executive meets on a monthly basis and at other times throughout the year as needed. These meetings are open to all FSA members. Minutes of the monthly meetings are available upon request.

2017-2018 Meeting Schedule

The following committees report to the Executive:


Finance
The Finance committee, which meets monthly, oversees the spending of the organization, and brings detailed budgets for approval at the members’ Annual General Meeting. Minutes of the monthly meetings are available upon request. Members of this committee are:

  • Michael Maschek (Chair), Secretary Treasurer
  • Sean Parkinson, President
  • Christina Neigel, Faculty Vice President
  • Vicki Bolan, Staff Vice President

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Contract
The Contract committee assists the chief negotiator in preparing for bargaining on matters related to contract negotiations. Members of this committee ordinarily include:

  • Colleen Bell, (Chair), Chief Negotiator
  • Sean Parkinson, President
  • Christina Neigel, Faculty Vice President
  • Vicki Bolan, Staff Vice President
  • Kim Nickel, Faculty Contract Administrator
  • Laura Chomiak, Staff Contract Administrator
  • Mike Solyom, FPSE Rep. Non-Regular Employees
  • Other executive members as the chief negotiator and executive committee deem appropriate

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Communications
The Communications committee, which meets at least once every two months, oversees communications between the FSA executive and members, and advises the executive on issues related to communications. One of the main sources of communication to the members is the newsletter, Words & Vision, which is issued four times during the academic year, and the website. Click here to review the Communications Policy and Procedures of the FSA. Members of this committee are:

  • Lisa Morry (Chair), Communications Chair
  • Sean Parkinson, President
  • Vicki Bolan, Staff Vice President
  • Christina Neigel, Faculty Vice President
  • Tanja Rourke, FSA Administrative Assistant

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Labour and Management
The Labour and Management committee, which meets monthly and is comprised of four members of the FSA executive and four members of the UFV administration, provides a venue for frank and open discussion between the union and management. The purpose is to foster communication, to address workplace issues which can be handled through informal discussion, and to refer issues to other appropriate bodies. Click here to review the Terms of Reference for the Labour and Management committee. Members of this committee are:

  • Sean Parkinson (Co-Chair), President
  • Sven van de Wetering, Agreement Chair
  • Kim Nickel, Faculty Contract Administrator
  • Laura Chomiak, Staff Contract Administrator
  • Designated members of UFV administration (Contact UFV Human Resources for more information)

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Agreement
The Agreement committee consists of two members of the FSA executive and two members of management. Its purpose is to discuss and make recommendations on:

  • problems of interpretation of the Collective Agreement
  • matters of employer-employee services arising out of the Agreement
  • amendments to the current Agreement;
  • policy matters under consideration by management which may be in conflict with the Agreement.

Members of this committee are:

  • Sven van de Wetering (Chair), Agreement Chair
  • Colleen Bell, Chief Negotiator
  • Designated members of UFV administration (Contact UFV Human Resources for more information)

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Job Classification Audit Committee (JCAC)
The role of the JCAC is to classify permanent (Type A) staff positions. Classification is done using an approved 13 sub-factor rating plan which places positions on the staff pay scale based on factors such as education, experience, judgement, and complexity of work. The committee is represented by employees from both the FSA and management. More information including a list of the committee members can be found on the UFV website at http://www.ufv.ca/hr/staff/jcac/. The FSA Co-Chair on this committee is Gayle Noel.

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Joint Professional Development Committee (JPDC)
The JPDC committee consists of five FSA and five management members. It supports and allocates funding for a wide range of professional development activities for both faculty and staff, ranging from in-service PD and training to educational leaves and sabbaticals. More information including a list of committee members can be found on the UFV website at http://www.ufv.ca/hr/professional-development/joint-professional-development-committee/. The FSA Co-Chair on this committee is Margaret Nickelchok.

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Occupational Health and Safety Committee (OH&S)
The OH&S committee develops, supports, and maintains health and safety programs, policies, and procedures at UFV in compliance with WorkSafe BC regulations. This committee plays a valuable role in increasing employee participation and awareness in health and safety programs. More information and a list of committee members can be found on the UFV website at http://www.ufv.ca/ohs. The FSA Co-Chair on this committee is Noham Weinberg.

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Constitution Review
The Constitution Review committee is responsible to ensure that proposed changes to the constitution are brought forward to the membership for ratification at the Annual General Meeting each spring. Members of this committee are appointed by the executive on an annual basis.

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Status of Women 
The Status of Women committee assists in the planning of events which raise awareness about women’s issues on our campuses and in our community. The FSA representative on this committee is Anastasia Anderson.

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Human Rights & International Solidarity (HRISC)
The Human Rights & International Solidarity committee assists in the planning of events which raise awareness of Human Rights issues on our campuses and in our community. The FSA representative on this committee is Kulwant Gill.

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Social 
The Social committee assists the Social committee Chair in planning social events for FSA members. The FSA representative on this committee is Sheila McKay.

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