Vacation and FPER MoA Changes

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

As announced on our blog last month, in the Daily Bulletin today, two sets of minor amendments to the Memorandum of Agreement between the Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW) and the University of Waterloo took effect on July 17:

  • Section 11.2, Vacation Entitlement: Faculty members who engaged in classroom teaching in every academic term of a contract year now have the option of carrying forward one week of vacation to the following year upon providing written notice to their department chair. Carrying forward one week or more of vacation is still allowed for all faculty in ‘exceptional circumstances.’
  • Section 11.5, Faculty Professional Expense Reimbursement Plan (FPER):
    • In order to provide sufficient processing time, the period for incurring eligible expenses has been moved to between April 1 of the prior year and March 31 of the current salary year. Faculty may submit electronic claims to their department/school approving authority up to two times per year, no later than 10 business days after March 31.
    • The amendments also clarify entitlements in the first and final years of employment at the University, and formally incorporate the provision from the 2015 salary settlement that allows members to carry forward unspent FPER balances for up to three years.

The full text of the current MoA in effect can be found on the Secretariat’s website. Learn more about the FPER in our Faculty Guide.