Academic Year is defined as the period July 1 to June 30.

Associate Vice-President of People and Resources refers to the associate vice-president of People and Resources or a person designated to act in his/her place.

Board of Governors is responsible for overseeing and directing all matters respecting the management, administration and control of the university’s property, revenues and financial affairs. The Board of Governors consists of members appointed pursuant to the University of Saskatchewan Act.

Department or Unit refers to an academic department, an administrative department, a college, a school, an institute, an administrative unit, a division or the library.

Employee/Exempt Staff for the purposes of this handbook, refers to staff who are exempt from membership in a bargaining unit by virtue of their job duties and who are primarily paid from the university’s operating budget. This group does not include senior administrators (deans, associate deans, associate vice-presidents, etc.) or people hired under research funds. An employee must be designated as exempt staff for the terms of this handbook to apply.

Employer refers to the University of Saskatchewan.

Fiscal Year is defined as the period May 1 to April 30.

FTE refers to full-time equivalent.

President refers to the president of the University of Saskatchewan or his/her designate.

Retirement occurs when an employee elects to leave employment at the university and is immediately eligible for University of Saskatchewan pension benefits.

Service refers to the time spent by an employee performing the duties assigned by the employer.

Supervisor refers to the employee authorized by the university to direct the work of an employee and to whom the employee reports. It is a generic term which includes or refers to the head of an academic department, the head of an administrative department, the dean of a college, the director of a school, institute or administrative unit, the head of a division, the librarian or other administrative head.

Vice-President (Finance and Resources) refers to the vice-president of finance and resources or his/her designates.

Types of Exempt Staff

Permanent Staff refers to an employee who has completed the probationary period and whose employment is expected to continue indefinitely.

Seasonal Staff refers to an employee who occupies a recurring seasonal position and who has successfully completed the probationary period. Such an employee has the expectation that the recurring employment will continue indefinitely.

Term Staff refers to an employee hired for a stated period of time.

Casual Staff refers to an employee whose hours of work are for brief or irregular periods.

University refers to the University of Saskatchewan.

Vice-President refers to any of the vice-presidents of the university or his/her designates.