GR# 0877 - Improper PAS criteria

Collective Agreement Referenced: 2008-2011

Article(s): 54

Nature of Dispute: In May, 2011, the Faculty Coordinating Council in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) approved criteria for Preferred Applicant Status (PAS) which was intended to be applied to all units in FASS when they considered sessional instructor candidates. The criteria for PAS were unfair to applicants for various reasons and did not follow the qualifications guidelines for PAS as stipulated under Article 54:06 of the Collective Agreement.

Result of Grievance: The Dean of FASS notified WUFA that the PAS criteria were rescinded at the FCC meeting of April 4, 2013, and that PAS applicants would be evaluated according to the criteria as stated in Article 54:06 of the Collective Agreement. WUFA withdrew the grievance.

Grievance initiated: January 30, 2012
Grievance resolved: April 4, 2013

Relevant Docs:        
(1) GR# 0877, including the contested ‘Criteria for Preferred Applicant Status’ document