Identifying Employment Groups

Broad Guidelines

The employment group is listed on the job posting, and tells you which union represents the position, or if it is non-unionized. Salary scales and benefits packages are also determined by employee group.

Here are some very broad guidelines of employment groups:

Academic Executive: Faculty in VP and AVP roles are classified as Academic Executive.

Administrative Executive: Staff in VP and AVP roles from an administrative background, rather than an academic one, are Administrative Executive staff.

BCGEU Okanagan Employees: Staff in the BCGEU Bargaining Unit in the Okanagan joining UBC Okanagan July 1, 2005.

Childcare workers: At UBC, childcare workers are members of the BCGEU – Vancouver.

CUPE 116: CUPE 116 represents trades and some technical staff on campus. Research assistants/technicians are covered under this group, if they are working in a certified unit.

CUPE 2278: CUPE 2278 has two components: one represents the UBC’s teaching assistants and the other represents the instructors in the English Language Institute.

CUPE 2950: The University’s clerical, secretarial, and library employees are mostly represented by CUPE 2950.

Executive Administrative Staff: Formerly called excluded and non-union clerical/secretarial staff.

Faculty: UBC’s faculty are responsible for teaching, scholarship, and research.

Farm Workers: This group works on UBC farms at Aggasiz and Point Grey.

IUOE 115: UBC’s certified operating engineers.

Management and Professional: The Association of Administrative and Professional Staff (AAPS) represents most of the University’s Management and Professional Staff. Some M&P staff are excluded from the bargaining unit.

M&P staff work in a wide variety of fields grouped into over 40 job families from accounting to educational programming.

Non-union Technicians/Research Assistants: TRAs provide varying levels of research support to faculty and staff. TRAs perform similar work to CUPE 116 Technicians, but are employed in non-certified departments.

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