The Grievance Committee functions to ensure that the provisions of the URFA Collective Agreements are maintained and that all members of the Association are treated according to the principles of natural justice. It is the duty of Grievance Committee members to provide fair representation to all URFA members.
The URFA APT Advocacy Committee represents the interests of all APT members at the First Nations University of Canada and the University of Regina, including its satellite campuses.
The Sessional Advocacy Committee meets monthly to advocate on behalf of URFA sessionals at the University of Regina, Campion and Luther Colleges, and the First Nations University of Canada. The committee works to raise awareness of sessional issues, lobby for improved job security and benefits for sessionals, and provide an opportunity for relationship building between sessionals, as well as between sessionals and URFA.
The Equity Committee represents the interests of equity seeking groups at the University of Regina, First Nations University, Luther College, and Campion College, including but not limited to: Indigenous people, people from racialized groups and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ2S+ people.
The Pension and Benefits Committee provides advice and recommendations to the URFA Executive concerning all matters related to Benefit Provisions, of the Collective Agreements, and any proposed revisions or extensions of them, plus policies and proposals related to mandatory and early retirement.
The Trust Fund Committee administers the URFA Trust Fund. The membership of the Trust Fund Trustees is the Treasurer, who shall act as the Chair of the Committee, and three additional members from the general membership.
The Finance Committee meets on a regular basis and is responsible for advising and making recommendations regarding the Associations's Finances to the URFA Executive, Council of Representatives and the URFA membership.
URFA members participate as volunteers on numerous joint committees with the University of Regina and the federated colleges. An annual Call for Volunteers goes out to the URFA membership in January to fill the vacancies on these committees. The terms are for one year from May 1 to April 30 of the following year, unless otherwise indicated.
Terms of reference for URFA committees.