Friday, 31 May 2013

Updated Statutory Holiday and Winter Closure Webpage

The Statutory Holiday and Winter Closure webpage has been updated and now include dates for the remainder of 2013 and 2014. Visit the webpage or subscribe to the Statutory Holiday and Winter Closure google calendar to view the new dates.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Mandatory Direct Deposit Procedure Change

Human Resource Services (HRS) has recently implemented changes to the UAPPOL Payment by Electronic Banking/Direct Deposit Procedure to improve service, make payments more convenient for recipients, and reduce administrative costs. Beginning May 1, 2013, the university requires that all payments made to employees, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and resident visiting speakers are paid by direct deposit. Participating in direct deposit is mandatory for all payments from the University of Alberta in the form of salary, wages, stipends, allowances, scholarships, fellowships and honorariums.

Friday, 10 May 2013

T2200 - Should You Sign?

Employees, particularly academic staff, may ask you to sign a completed T2200 income tax form which allows them to declare expenses that relate to the terms and conditions of employment that are not reimbursed by an employer (e.g., home office, cell phone, travel expenses).

Immigration News

Academic Services (Immigration) would like to update you on increased processing time for LMOs, payment of foreign visitors, transitioning from a post-graduate work permit, implied status, and foreign students working on campus during the summer.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Voluntary 5-day Personal Leave Plan: Deadline Extended

The deadline for the Voluntary 5-day Personal Leave Plan has been extended to May 31. For new staff members starting between May 31 and July 1, the deadline for applications is 4 p.m. on July 8.

Discrimination, Harassment and Duty to Accommodate Policy

The Office of Safe Disclosure & Human Rights (OSDHR) recently distributed campaign materials to all senior leaders, staff and faculty members on campus about the Discrimination, Harassment and Duty to Accommodate Policy which included a folder, information sheet, poster and quick reference guide.

Health and Wellness News

Health Promotion & WorkLife Services (HPaWS) would like to let you know about the Not Myself Today campaign which raises awareness about mental health. They also want to encourage you to nominate a team or an outstanding team member for the upcoming University of Alberta Recognition awards.

Academic Staff: UAPP Vote on Changes Open May 10

AASUA members (who are also UAPP members) will be sent a voting link via email so they can vote on the proposed UAPP changes. Voting will be open between noon on Friday, May 10 and noon on Friday, May 17. Please review the following information prior to voting.

Academic Staff: UAPP Annual Member Statement Posted

The Annual Member Statement ending December 31, 2012 has been posted to the Universities Academic Pension Plan (UAPP) website. Individual statements are available by accessing the Retirement Planner icon at the bottom of the webpage.