The Administrative Professional Association at Western Michigan University is a dues-based organization open to all eligible employees.

Active membership

Image of bean bag toss at the APA 2015 summer social event.

Summer Social

Active membership in the association

      • Join perpetually for $12 per year via payroll deduction
      • Join for one year at $15 via payroll deduction
      • Join for one year at $15 with a check

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Preliminary report of the 2017 staff engagement survey (April 25, 2018)

APA Statement of Support

The Administrative Professional Association, APA, acknowledges WMU's broad definition of diversity that was approved by the WMU Board of Trustees in 2006 in the Diversity and Multiculturalism Action Plan, DMAP, ( APA, stands in support of the Western Student Association, WSA, Statement of Solidarity ( This statement is a link on the APA website to demonstrate that we believe in the leadership of our students and value the diversity of our community. APA stands in support of the WMU-AAUP Resolution in Solidarity with Western Michigan University Students issued by the Association of American University Professors, AAUP, ( APA is committed to assuring that our community members feel included, accepted, respected, and empowered, (DMAP, p. 8, 2006) where diversity is practiced, celebrated, affirmed, and vigorously pursued, (DMAP, p. 9, 2006).


Lunch & Learn

(noon to 1 p.m., Bernhard Center, Rm. 157)

Dr. Warren Hills, associate vice president for Human Resources, will lead a presentation and discussion on WMU leave policy including FMLA. This presentation is open to all Staff Compensation System employees.

  • Thursday, June 14, 2018

Watch via LiveStream

Membership meetings

(noon to 1 p.m., locations to be announced)

  • Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018

Executive board meetings

Board meetings take place on a monthly basis throughout the academic year. Meeting minutes can be reviewed here.

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018