Trust Academic Benefits Stabilization Fund (TABS)
In 2001, the Board of Governors designated certain categories of trust/research funded employees as academic staff at the University of Alberta. On July 1, 2006, a Collective Agreement was signed and with this agreement, certain benefits provisions became mandatory. Because these benefits may cause an unforseen issue for individual trustholders, a “Trust Academic Benefits Stabilization” (TABS) Fund was established.
Overall responsibility and matters of policy for the program will reside with the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic).
For further information regarding TABS, please refer to the Trust/Research Academic Staff Agreement.