Monday, 26 November 2012

Bulletin #2: Support Staff Benefit Program Changes Effective January 1, 2013

As a result of the recent round of negotiations, agreement was reached to add two new benefits programs effective January 1, 2013. For more information please view Bulletin 2: Support Staff Benefit Program Changes Effective January 1, 2013 or visit the new Support Staff Health Spending Account Webpage or the Support Staff Personal Spending Account webpage.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Payroll Updates

Payroll Operations has several topics to share including: Winter Closure Tips Sheets, Monthly & Semi-Monthly Pay in December, Holding Pay Cheques and the Territory Payroll Tax.

Support Staff Benchmarks Available

In response to the recommendations included in the Review Committee for Job Evaluation report, Compensation & Job Design will make the first category of support staff benchmarks (Administrative) available on the HRS website on November 15, 2012.

Academic Smart Forms

All levels of education should be included when creating Academic Smart Forms (e.g., adding a Bachelor’s degree as well as entering a Master’s degree). When a staff member’s level of education changes (e.g., Staff Member earns a PhD), the new education information needs to be added.

CAST Agreement Salary Scales

Under the CAST Agreement there are two salary scales: 1) for those who do not hold a PhD or equivalent; and 2) for those who hold a PhD or equivalent.

If at the time of hire a staff member does not hold a PhD or equivalent, that staff member is normally placed on a step using the non-PhD salary scale. If the PhD or equivalent is later completed, the staff member will be placed on a step using the PhD salary scale in the next appointment or the next Academic year (July-June), whichever comes first.

Work Exposure Programs for Persons with Disabilities

OLE and the University of Alberta are collaborating with EmployAbilities and On Site Placement Services to create voluntary opportunities for persons with disabilities to allow them to gain meaningful work experience.