Auxiliary Employees are either in the Associate or Ancillary Membership categories of FSA membership.
Auxiliary Employees are employed on an hourly and term contract basis, meaning that there are start and end dates to the term of work. This type of employment is sometimes referred to as ‘yellow contract’ work. Auxiliary Employees are described in Article 4.3 and in a 1999 Memorandum of Agreement (Memag) according to the type of work performed, and include the following categories:
- Instructor and Laboratory Assistant (sometimes called “teaching assistant”) in BCIT’s Part Time Studies (PTS) programs (Article 4.3.1);
- Curriculum development (Memag 99FSA15);
- “PTS administration” (Memag 99FSA15);
- Marker (Article 4.3.2);
- Student Employee (Article 4.3.3); and
- Guest Lecturer (Article 4.3.4).
Employment for all of these types of Auxiliary Employees is confirmed in a contract for the number of hours specified. The rates of pay for all of these Auxiliary Employee groups are set out in Articles 15.7 (Student Employees and Markers), 15.8 (Instructors/Lecturers and Lab Assistants), 15.18 (Curriculum Development), and 15.19 (PTS Administration).
Note: Student Employees & Guest Lecturers
Student Employees are hired to work as a “supplementary work force” to assist Faculty, Assistant Instructors, Technical Staff or researchers. See Article 4.4 for a fuller description of the role played by Student Employees and the limits on the sort of work that can be assigned to them.
Guest Lecturers are hired to augment course content under the supervision of the regular course instructor. See Article 4.5 for a fuller description of their role.