Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Academic Services Updates

Academic Services would like to share reminders about Academic Smart Forms, Cast Agreement Salary Scales and provide clarification on CAST Staff Member Increment Eligibility.

Online Tax Slips 2013

As announced in our January 2013 newsletter, the 2013 tax slips for current and former employees will only be available online via Bear Tracks. Tax slips will no longer be sent via mail to employees except in rare cases where online access is not available. Employees who have not yet consented to receive online tax slips will be contacted directly via email to ask them to consent. Please remind all new employees in your department to complete the one-time Tax Slip Consent process to ensure they can access their online tax slip beginning February 17, 2014. Please contact your Employment and Pay Advisor if you have any questions or need further support with this process.

FEC Reference Manual Revised for 2013

The revised FEC Reference Manual for 2013 has been published on the Human Resource Services website. To download the new version please visit: If you need further assistance please contact

Human Rights Education Recognition Award

The Office of Safe Disclosure and Human Rights is seeking nominations for Human Rights Education Recognition Awards which recognize individuals who promote human rights education activities and values at the University of Alberta. The cut-off date for all nominations is November 15, 2013 at 4:30 pm, so now is the time to submit your nomination.

Payroll Updates

Payroll Operations would like to announce the Winter Closure Tips Sheets for 2013-14 and share reminders about holding paycheques and processing Territory Payroll Tax.

Lump Sum Payment for Support Staff

Support Staff who are actively employed by the University of Alberta on November 30, 2013 will receive a one-time payment up to a maximum of $400 which is subject to statutory deductions. Support Staff who have worked full-time for the last 12 months are eligible for the full amount; others will be pro-rated. Lump sum payments will be paid to Support Staff via direct deposit on December 24. Resource Planning has confirmed that lump sum payments for base budgeted operating positions will be centrally funded. A one-time budget transfer will take place in January or February equivalent to the actual lump sum payments processed by Payroll Operations.