Term: June 2017 to May 2018
The purpose of this joint committee is to support Regular and Non-Regular Type 2 faculty members who are absent from work due to illness or injury until their return to regular duties.
The KFA Chair represents this committee on the FPSE Disability Management and Rehabilitation Committee.
The Labour Management Relations Committee (LMRC) shall be responsible for discussion and resolution of contractual and noncontractual issues of mutual concern to faculty and management. LMRC may also serve as an appeal body for specific university policies, procedures, or decisions not covered by the collective agreement.
More information: see Article 12.0.3 of the KFA Constitution & By-Laws
Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee is made up of staff, faculty and administrative and university representatives working together to identify and resolve health and safety problems throughout the campuses. The four Health & Safety committees at Kwantlen Polytechnic University coordinate and promote health and safety activities and ensure a healthy & safe working environment for all employees.
The KFA Chair also represents the KFA on the FPSE Workplace Health, Safety & Environment Committee.
For more information, please go to: https://our.kpu.ca/sites/hr/ohs/SitePages/Home.aspx
In April 2007, Kwantlen and the Kwantlen Faculty Association agreed to the establishment of a committee whose mandate was to review the Faculty Performance Review/Evaluation procedures and guidelines. The review process was to be guided by LOU #3 – Faculty Members Performance Review.
FPSE’s Bargaining Coordination Committee actively monitors negotiations across the post-secondary education system and assists in coordinating bargaining. The committee works with FPSE’s chief bargainers and reviews bargaining trends, undertakes research and identifies training needs. FPSE regularly offers labour relations training to member locals, at the committee level and for individual locals.
More information: http://www.fpse.ca/committees/BCCMember
FPSE’s Contract Administration Review Committee brings Chief Stewards together on a regular basis to coordinate and learn how best to protect collective agreement rights. Local stewards with time release handle most grievances in the initial stages. FPSE regularly offers labour relations training to member locals, through the Contract Administration Review Committee and through training sessions for individual locals.
More information: http://www.fpse.ca/committees/carcMember
FPSE’s Disability Management & Rehabilitation Committee has a mandate to assist locals to identify and assess the disability and rehabilitation needs of members and to support the development of local Joint Rehabilitation Committees. The committee is working on a best practices manual to assist locals and individual members dealing with disability issues.
More information: http://www.fpse.ca/committees/DMRCMember
FPSE’s Education Policy Committee monitors institutional and government policy and recent trends in advanced education, developing recommendations for advocacy in areas that affect their ability to provide the highest-quality education to students, such as Adult Basic Education and English Language programs. From new technologies in distance learning to the challenges of indigenization in education, EPC helps guide FPSE’s work on behalf of all members. EPC members receive regular training and presentations on current issues and events, and FPSE’s AGM and Spring Conference offer additional professional development and skill-building opportunities to members.
More information: http://www.fpse.ca/committees/EPCMember
Through legislation and collective agreements, educators are entitled to workplaces that are safe and free of harassment and that provide an environment in which diversity is respected. FPSE members care deeply about equality and social justice, not only in our working lives, but also in society at large. The Human Rights & International Solidarity Committee works on strategies for achieving equality in our institutions and in our communities. FPSE representatives receive regular training on human rights law, and FPSE’s Annual General Meeting offers participants an annual opportunity to explore current rights issues.
More information: http://www.fpse.ca/committees/HRISCMember
Improving working conditions for non-regular faculty and supporting initiatives to enhance job security for members is a top priority for FPSE. The Non-Regular Faculty Committee assists in developing and coordinating strategies to increase permanent employment and improve conditions for non-regular faculty in the system.
More information: http://www.fpse.ca/committees/NRFCMember
FPSE’s Pension Advisory Committee provides advice and information to the FPSE Presidents’ Council and locals on pension-related issues. Most members of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators are members of the College Pension Plan. Through the Pension Advisory Committee and at member locals, FPSE provides education and training and pension and retirement issues.
More information: http://www.fpse.ca/committees/PACMember
Faculty and staff take pride in their role as professionals. In support of this, FPSE works to improve the ability of members to excel in their professions through collective agreement protection, through professional development activities and conferences, and through work on policy initiatives that give educators a role in shaping the teaching and learning environment. The Professional & Scholarly Development Committee (formerly the Professional Development Committee) provides a forum for sharing information.
More information: http://www.fpse.ca/committees/PSDCMember
Through legislation and collective agreements, educators are entitled to workplaces that are safe and free of harassment and that provide an environment in which diversity is respected. FPSE members care deeply about equality and social justice, not only in our working lives, but also in society at large. The Status of Women Committee works on strategies for achieving equality in our institutions and in our communities. FPSE representatives receive regular training on human rights and equality law and FPSE’s Annual General Meeting offers participants an annual opportunity to explore current rights issues.
More information: http://www.fpse.ca/committees/SWCMember
The right to a safe and healthy workplace is of increasing importance to members. FPSE’s Workplace Health, Safety & Environment Committee (formerly the Occupational Health & Safety Committee) brings together representatives from member locals to learn about legislative rights and to identify issues and trends in the post-secondary education sector.
More information: http://www.fpse.ca/committees/WHSECMember
The Working Conditions Committee (WCC) maintains and develops the interests of the members. The Committee’s special area of interest include the negotiation with the Employer regarding salaries and benefits to faculty, status, regularization, and other conditions of employment.Members
The Union Counselling program, sponsored by the Kwantlen Faculty Association, is operated by faculty for faculty. Volunteer union counsellors are available to all KFA members and their families for any issues or problems of personal impact. It should be noted that the program does not offer counselling services in the traditional sense, but rather peer support that, in times of need, helps workers and their families access important social services in their own communities.Members
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer and 2-Spirited (LGBTQ2S) Working Group will make recommendations on initiatives the KFA should take to advance the diverse interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gendered, queer and 2-spirited faculty members at Kwantlen. The Working Group will also make recommendations for initiatives that can be taken forward to FPSE.Members