Faculty (UWOFA)

The OFR team liaises with academic leaders and their administrative staff, faculty, and UWOFA on matters relating to terms and conditions of employment. We are responsible for the negotiation of collective agreements, letters of understanding and waivers; resolution and/or adjudication of grievances and complaints; audit and approval of appointment related actions; academic leadership development; and support for new faculty transitioning to Western. Our interest is in accomplishing these tasks in a way that enhances the work experience at Western while ensuring Western excels in its educational and scholarly mission.

Faculty Collective Agreement (FCA)

Learn more about the Faculty Collective Agreement 2022-2026 and some of the Letters of Understanding negotiated under the FCA, between Western University and its Faculty Association.

Conflict of Commitment

Learn more about the new clause regarding Conflict of Commitment under the UWOFA Collective Agreement 2022-2026, Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment Article, clause 10. For Members employing students as per the article, they must complete a declaration and receive an acknowledgement letter from the Dean or designate.


Learn more about Leaves (Court Leave, Deferred Salary Leave, Education Leave, Elected Public Office Leave, Exchange Leave, Leave of Absence, Pregnancy, Parental and Adoption Leave, Sabbatical Leaves and office/lab arrangements) during the leave.

Promotion and Tenure

Learn more about the process and criteria for Promotion and/or Tenure at Western

Performance Evaluation (PE)

Learn more about the purpose and process in Performance Evaluation. Part-time and full-time faculty are reviewed each year under the Faculty Collective Agreement in relation to Teaching, Research, and/or Service activities.


Learn more about planning for retirement and emeritus/a status.