Frequently Asked Questions

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My Dean/Principal has asked to meet me. Do I need a YUFA representative?

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I need to take an immediate sick leave. What do I do next?

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I'm experiencing harassment in the workplace. How do I make it stop?

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I have an Equity-related concern. What support can YUFA provide?

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How do I request an accommodation?

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I'm struggling under the pandemic. What mental health supports are available to me?

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How do I access resources to work from home?

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What are my benefits? Health, dental, vision, etc.?

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Do my benefits cover my dependents?

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How long is pregnancy or parental leave? How do I give notice?

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When do I take my sabbatical? How do I give notice?

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I need a new computer. How do I get one?

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Where do I find YUFA documents? York University documents?

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I need advice regarding a letter of offer. Can YUFA help me negotiate?

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I just started at York. What resources are available for new faculty?

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What is the process to get tenure? What resources are available?

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How do I get promoted to Full Professor?

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How do I calculate my teaching load?

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I'm unhappy with my salary. Do I have any options to raise it?

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I'm about to retire. Will I have the same benefits coverage in retirement?

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How do I give notice to retire? Should I get advice beforehand?

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What will my pension be when I retire?

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