Wednesday, 29 February 2012

2012 Summer Student Employment Programs

The primary objective of government funded student summer employment programs is to support the creation of temporary jobs for full time students. The expectation is that the temporary jobs will benefit students financially, provide career related experience, and support community priorities.

Academic Staff: Upcoming Academic Review Dates

The following table has important dates for yearly Academic Staff reviews. Early submissions are welcomed and encouraged.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Academic Review Committee Convenes

The Academic Review Committee (ARC) for the Trust Research Academic Agreement (TRAS) has convened to negotiate revisions to the TRAS agreement.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Voluntary 5-day Personal Leave Plan 2012-2013

The Voluntary 5-day Personal Leave Plan (PLP) will be offered again in 2012-2013. The plan allows eligible Academic and Support staff to take five days of leave without pay and distributes the cost to the employee evenly over the plan period (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013).

Monday, 13 February 2012

Tax Slips Available

T4 & T4A tax slips for the 2011 tax year will be released in Bear Tracks on February 13, 2012. Printed tax slips will be mailed by the end of February 2012.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Semi-Monthly Pay Coming July 1, 2012

Beginning July 1, 2012, the U of A will introduce a new semi-monthly pay cycle for all NASA staff, graduate students, excluded students and postdoctoral fellows. The semi-monthly pay cycle will consolidate the current monthly and biweekly pay cycles into a combined pay cycle featuring two pay periods and two pay dates each month.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Academic Staff: Retirement Options

Continuing Academic Staff Members governed by the Faculty, Faculty Service Officer, Administrative Professional Officer and Librarian staff agreements have several options for retirement including pre- and post-retirement options. Please contact Human Resource Services for more information about options and benefits.

Academic Staff: Child Birth Leave Tip Sheets

Child Birth Leave Tip Sheets have been added to the Academic Staff Maternity and Parental Leave webpage. These tip sheets will provide information about how to initiate your leave and who to contact for more information.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Academic Staff: UAPP Website Retirement Planner

The Retirement Planner on the Universities Academic Pension Plan (UAPP) website will not be accessible after 5:00 pm Friday February 3, 2012. It is anticipated it will be available on or before Monday February 13, 2012.