Upcoming deadline for librarians, archivists to submit request for promotion and continuing appointment extension

Academic librarians and archivists are reminded that the deadline for submitting a request for an extension to their promotion and continuing appointment clocks is December 31, 2021.

UWOFA and the employer have recognized that COVID-19 may have an adverse effect on members’ performance. This impact may be especially challenging to librarians and archivists on a probationary appointment. As a result, an agreement was reached last year to grant all probationary members, upon request, one one-year extension to their promotion and continuing appointment clocks. Second requests for an extension will be considered on an exceptional basis only. All requests should be directed in writing to Catherine Steeves, vice-provost and chief librarian.

If, in the future, members who have received an extension no longer feel they need the extra time to meet the criteria for promotion or continuing appointment, the Collective Agreement has language (Clause 8 of the Promotion and Continuing Appointment article) governing early submission to the P/CA process.