Thursday, 15 March 2018

Academic Appointments

Just a reminder that if you are offering academic appointments effective July 1, 2018 or later, please include the phrase "Subject to 2018 Negotiations" after "per annum or base salary" on the salary line of the applicable appointment letter.

Conflict of Interest in Hiring and Employment

University staff members are required to declare a conflict of interest when they may be or are involved in the hiring and employment of a family member or associated individual, or if a change in relationship occurs which redefines the status of an employee to that of a family member or associated individual.

EDI Week Keynote: "Spotlight on Race: Recruitment and Retention with an EDI Lens"

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) Week 2018 is quickly approaching! Faculty, staff, students, and members of the public are invited to join us for our keynote presentation "Spotlight on Race: Recruitment and Retention with an EDI Lens" delivered by Dr. Carl E. James at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21. Join Dr. James as he unpacks structures and mechanisms that serve to enhance or hinder equity in employment, especially for Black and Indigenous scholars, administrators, and support staff.

Upcoming HRS Website Upgrade

Human Resource Services will be moving our websites to the current version of Sitecore, the University's content management system (CMS). As part of this upgrade we are reorganizing our content based on audience. Information for people who do HR work on campus will remain on the HRS website; however, information for employees will move to the institutional Faculty and Staff website. This change will make it easier for both HR professionals and faculty & staff to find the information they need.

Separate Cheques for Student Awards, Scholarships and Fellowships

As a follow up to the HCM Production Notice sent March 1, 2018, starting with the pay period of February 16 – 28, 2018, students who have more than one appointment with taxable earnings and also receive a separate scholarship, award or bursary payment will now see two pay cheques. A separate payment for each cheque will be sent to the bank resulting in two bank deposits.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Holiday Pay

Effective January 1, 2018 Employment Standards changed on how Holiday Pay is calculated for Excluded Students and Academic Hourly employees. General Holiday pay is currently being administered by Central HR and requires no action from the department at this time. If an employee works on the holiday, you will need to pay these hours at 1.5 X overtime (TRC 615) when entering the time.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Processing Overload Teaching

Full-time faculty or full-time Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) members who teach additional courses on top of their regular responsibilities must be paid for the overload teaching as a salary supplement instead of creating a separate ATS contract. The salary supplement must be used regardless of whether or not the overload teaching occurs in their home department.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Phishing, Phone Calls, and Frauds: How to Stay Safe this Tax Season

Tax season is upon us: T4s are out, accountants are booked solid, and the filing deadline is just weeks away. In all the craze, it’s easy to forget about online security — and that’s exactly what cybercriminals are counting on. Learn more about How to Stay Safe this Tax Season.