Reimbursement of Professional Fees (Article 22.12.2)

In our most recent Collective Agreement an annual amount $225,000 was negotiated for the purpose of reimbursing professional fees paid by members (with the exception of practicing physicians in the College of Medicine) who are required, as a condition of employment, to maintain a certification or license in order to perform their academic duties.

Guidelines for Reimbursement were established by the Joint Committee for Management of the Agreement and, for the first distribution of these funds, claims were accepted from February 1 to 29, 2016 for eligible professional fees paid between December 1, 2013 and November 30, 2015.

Everyone who submitted a claim for reimbursement should have received an email explaining the results of their claim. If you submitted a claim and have not received an email, please contact Johanne Brassard at the USFA office ( or 5610).

On an annual basis, claims for reimbursement of professional fees paid during the twelve-month period of December 1 to November 30 must be made between November 1 and December 1. Following receipt of all claims, available financial resources will be allocated as a proportion of the total amount claimed. The next claim period is November 1 to December 1, 2016. Watch for a notice.

If you have questions about Article 22.12.2, or the Collective Agreement in general, simply let us know in a reply to this email and someone will contact you.