Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Voluntary 5-Day Personal Leave Plan for Academic Staff

The Voluntary 5-Day Personal Leave Plan is now open for 2017-2018. To apply to participate, eligible academic staff should complete and submit an application form to their supervisor or department head for approval by June 16, 2017. If approved, the application will be forwarded to Human Resource Services. For eligibility, application forms, deadlines, and more information, visit the Voluntary 5-Day Personal Leave Plan webpage.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

HRS Website Maintenance

Please note that on May 19 and 20, 2017 from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am some of our webpages and web applications will undergo maintenance and receive security updates, which may result in intermittent outages.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Vacation Carryover for Support Staff

There has been a change in the definition of vacation carryover for support staff. Going forward, vacation accrued by an employee in one year is for use in the next - it is not considered carryover. Vacation carryover exists only if an employee has not used their full annual vacation allotment in the year following the accrual. This does not preclude an employee from taking vacation in the year that it is accrued.

Extension of Probation for Non-academic Employees

In accordance with the NASA/University of Alberta collective agreements, an employee’s probationary period can be extended for a specified period of time when the employee has not fully demonstrated competence in assigned job duties and required behaviours. An extension may be granted where the supervisor has discussed and documented concerns related to the employee’s performance, skills, attendance and general conduct.

Partnership with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

Human Resource Services is pleased to announce an institutional partnership with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) to assist with meeting "For the Public Good" objectives related to fostering equitable, diverse and inclusive workplaces. Our partnership will allow University of Alberta employees to register for monthly webinars and other educational opportunities on a variety of diversity and inclusion topics and have unlimited access to the Knowledge Repository, a collection of 600+ diversity and inclusion documents, reports, toolkits, templates, etc. geared towards the Canadian context.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

GSA Salary Scale for 2017-2018

The Graduate Student Assistantship (GSA) salary scale for September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018 has been added to the Salary Scales web page.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Spring/Summer Hours Begin May 1, 2017

Spring/Summer hours begin on May 1, 2017 at the University of Alberta. Employees with a regularly scheduled workday of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm will change to 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The university will return to Fall/Winter hours on September 1, 2017.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Processing Overload Teaching

Full-time faculty or full-time Contract Academic Staff: Teaching (CAST) 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 CAST contract. The salary supplement must be used regardless of whether or not the overload teaching occurs in their home department.