Resignations and retirements by FSA staff have risen dramatically in 2018. As of September 10, 45 FSA members have resigned or retired from BCIT this year. That already surpasses the twelve-month total of 40 in 2014, the highest of the previous five years. Between 2013 and 2017, the FSA averaged less than 33 resignations and retirements a year. Currently, we are on pace to see 60 FSA members quit in 2018, which would be more than 5% of our members who are regular employees. Information is not available regarding departure rates for members in Part-Time Studies and temporary employees who choose not to continue working at BCIT.
While demographics are likely a factor, the low point over the previous five years came just two years ago. In 2016, only 26 FSA members left BCIT. Increasingly uncompetitive salaries, higher costs of living, and increasingly workloads also may be contributing factors. The drain on staffing comes at a time when recruitment is a growing challenge for many departments. Resignations and retirements are counted together as anecdotal information shows that many retiring members choose to continue their careers elsewhere, whether at other institutions or in the private sector.Leave a reply →