Friday, 10 November 2017

Receiving a Receipt for the Employer Compliance Fee

When we process a Foreign Visitor Category Assessment form, we pay the Employer Compliance Fee. We then send a receipt to the originator of the form and the department HR contact, and at a later date charge this amount to the speed code identified on the form. When the originator of the form receives our receipt for Employer Compliance Fee, they should ensure that a copy is forwarded to the individual in a department responsible for financial matters. This ensures the financial person is aware of the nature of the expense when their speed code is charged. If requesting a receipt for the Employer Compliance Fee, please check with the originator of the form or the Human Resource Contact for the department before contacting Immigration Services. More information can be found on the Inviting Foreign Visitors – Frequently Asked Questions web page.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

When Staff are Injured at Work

Winter is upon us! Are you aware of what to do if an employee slips and falls or is injured at work? Whether or not time is lost due to injury, both the supervisor and staff member are responsible to report the incident or injury within 72 hours to the WCB. Find more information on WCB processes and links to forms on our WCB Reporting web page. WCB and Homewood Health partner to support staff in their recovery while the Return to Work Consultants facilitate the return to work when an injury has resulted in a time loss from work, or there is a need for modification as result of the injury. More information about the health recovery supports available can be found on the Injury and Illness web page.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Support Staff: Spending Account Allocations

On January 1, 2018, eligible support staff members will receive a total allocation of $1,250 to divide between their Health Spending Account (HSA) and Personal Spending Account (PSA). Beginning October 20, 2017 staff will be invited via email to allocate the $1,250 between their two spending accounts before the enrollment window closes on November 20, 2017.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Postdoctoral Fellow Status Changes

The passing of Bill 7 has amended the Post-Secondary Learning Act to recognize Postdoctoral Fellows (PDFs) employed by post-secondary institutions in Alberta as employees and subject to provisions within Section 9.1 of the Alberta Labour Relations Code. This includes representation by a bargaining agent with the rights and remedies granted to unions under the Code. Additionally, earnings from PDF appointments that are categorized as 'employee' will be subject to both CPP and EI, with contributions required from both the PDF and the University. View the Postdoctoral Fellow Status Changes communication for full details.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Updates to Hiring and Managing Forms

The Recurring Term - Commence Inactive PeriodRecurring Term - Return to Duty from Inactive Period and Leave Without Pay Approval forms that pertain to Support Staff have been updated and can be found in the HRS forms Cabinet. Please use these updated forms when commencing the inactive period of a recurring term appointment, notifying recurring staff of a return to duty from an inactive period, or approving a leave without pay request. Contact if you have any questions.

New Faculty and Staff Orientation - November 14th, 2017

We invite new employees to attend the upcoming New Faculty and Staff Orientation on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All faculty and staff who have not attended the New Faculty and Staff Orientation in the past are welcome to participate. Participants will receive an overview of the university’s mission and learn about essential services, key contacts and programs. Please encourage new employees in your area to learn more about the session and to register via the Learning Shop.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Renewing Work Permit Before Travelling Over Winter Break

To avoid possible disruption of employment and/or travel during the winter break, individuals holding work permits should be directed to plan ahead to ensure that their permits remain up-to-date. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) current processing time for on-line renewal of work permits is 84 calendar days. Contact for more information.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Position Information Form Updated

The file format of the Position Information Form (PIF) has been changed and there is no longer a need to include combo codes (speed codes) with the form, however HRS processes related to position creation or updating remain the same.