Dear APUO members,
Practices implemented in faculties regarding annual vacations and other absences from campus have created some confusion and problems for our members. Please find HERE a memo clarifying the issue and the rights and obligations of APUO members in light of the relevant sections of our collective agreement. Briefly, there is no obligation for a member to request an authorized absence with every travel arrangement. If your absence does not negatively impact your teaching activities and administrative responsibilities (see article 28.4.3), you are free to plan and execute travel at your discretion. The APUO has filed an association grievance in order to formally resolve this issue with the employer.
The APUO Executive Committee