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2019 SCHOLARSHIP AND BURSARY AWARDS

The BCEEA supports post-secondary education and is pleased to provide this year’s scholarship and bursary opportunities for our members. Detailed information about BCEEA’s 2019 scholarships and bursaries (up to $1,000 each) and application requirements, including the Bursary application form is available here. In general: Eligible applicants include BCEEA members and relatives of BCEEA members in good standing a minimum of 12 months prior to making an application. Notification of the scholarship and bursary awards will be given to successful applicants by end-September. Bursaries and scholarships are paid directly to the successful applicants upon receiving proof of full-time enrolment in an accredited educational program. Scholarships: Applicants for the scholarship must be registered, or in the process of being registered, as evidenced by an institutional acceptance letter, as a full-time “first year” student in an accredited program of study in a public university, university college, college or technical institute in Canada. Students who take a break between their last year of secondary school and their first year of post-secondary education are also eligible to apply. Scholarships are awarded based on demonstrated outstanding academic achievements and community service. Transcripts, references and written documents are required. Bursaries: Applicants for the bursary must have successfully completed at least one year of post-secondary education, and be continuing their post-secondary studies, as a full-time student, in an accredited program of study in a public university, university college, college or institute in Canada for an upcoming educational session. Bursaries are awarded based on financial need and community service. Transcripts, references, written documents and a statutory declaration are required. The deadline for applying to BCEEA, with all required materials submitted, is September 19, 2019. You may submit the application by fax to[…]Read More

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Communique: The Puzzle of Performance Pay

The BC Excluded Employees’ Association raised a series of issues with the BC government regarding compensation. We are delighted that BC government leaders listened and heard your concerns and these issues are starting to be addressed. As a status report from the information we collected from you in November 2018 regarding compensation, we are seeing some important changes. The BC government is moving on three big issues. Wage compression and inversion are beginning to be addressed. And government is taking a look at performance-based salary inequities. By the end of 2018 for many people your wages have caught up. Yes, you read that correctly. The BC government has increased salaries for excluded employees and at the end of last year salaries tracked with the consumer price index increases and the wage increases negotiated for unionized employees. However increases in 2019 for included employees may have eroded some of those gains, those impacts will not be clear until the end of 2019. We also want to acknowledge that these are broad norms and that there are still individuals whose compensation concerns are still unresolved. Despite these changes, we had an overwhelming response from you that performance pay is neither well understood nor is it administered consistently across ministries. Performance pay, or more technically known as the “performance based in-range movement”, is the increase in salary you may receive for demonstrating superior performance in your job. More than one third of you said you didn’t know how salary increases were determined and many of you believe that an increase in pay was tied to either an increase in cost of living or an increase granted to all excluded employees. In short, performance pay is a[…]Read More

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The BCEEA new website is running! 🎉

  Our refreshed website is now up and running!  You may get a notice from the website asking you to log on or to update your temporary password. When you log on to the site as an existing member, you may be prompted for your password.  If you have forgotten it, don’t worry – you can simply reset it yourself (one of the many new improvements!). Many thanks to website developer Jordan Keats at Keats Consulting, graphic designer Pat McCallum, our ever reliable IM/IT support, Francisco Nunez-Gorjanovic and Janice Lam for her assistance on many fronts. Liz