Thursday, 9 October 2014

Pre-Upgrade to HCM - Position Clean up

In an effort to assist the HCM upgrade project team and improve accuracy of position data, positions that are currently vacant and have not been filled for a set number of years will be ​inactivated on October 31, 2014. The ​positions we are targetting include all Regular (Continuing & Non-Established) positions that have not been filled within the last seven years and all Auxiliary positions that have not been filled within the last three years.

Faculty and Staff Orientation

We will be inviting new staff in your area to attend the next scheduled Faculty and Staff Orientation on November 18, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Faculty and staff who have not attended orientation in the past are welcome to participate. Participants will receive an overview of the university’s mission and learn about essential services, key contacts and programs. Please encourage new employees in your area to learn more about the session and register via the Learning Shop at

Equity in Recruitment Session

During this free session, participants will be introduced to human rights legislation, employment equity legislation, and U of A policy to assist them in meeting the University’s legal and ethical responsibility to ensure all applicants are treated fairly. Practical examples and scenarios relevant to both faculty and staff recruitment will be used to facilitate discussion. Visit the registration page for more information.

Support Staff: Spending Account Allocations

On January 1, 2015, eligible support staff members will receive a total allocation of $1,250 to divide between their Health Spending Account (HSA) and Personal Spending Account (PSA). On October 14, 2014 staff will be invited via email to allocate the $1,250 between their two spending accounts before the open enrollment window closes on November 15, 2014. Please visit the HRS website to learn more about the Personal Spending Account or Health Spending account. You can also contact your Pension & Benefits Advisor if you or staff in your area if you have any questions.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Influenza Clinics

Getting your flu vaccine is one of the most effective ways to prevent yourself from getting sick this flu season. All University of Alberta students, staff and faculty are eligible to receive a free influenza immunization during the annual campus immunization clinic. The Main Campus flu clinic runs in SUB from November 4 - 7, 2014. The clinics are made possible through a partnership with the Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Students' Union, University Wellness Services and Human Resource Services. For more information, please visit the Flu Season webpage on the University Wellness Services website.

Celebration of Service Letters

The Celebration of Service will be held on November 28, 2014 to recognize all University of Alberta Faculty and Staff who have service dates reflecting 25, 30, 35, 40 or 45 years of service within the 2014 calendar year. Please note that this years honorees may include retirees, individuals approved for the Voluntary Severance Program or individuals whose positions have been disrupted. ​Our list may also include anyone who was inadvertently missed from the celebration last year. ​Letters listing this year’s honorees will be sent to departments in the coming weeks. If you have questions about the list of names on your letter, please inquire with Sarah Flower at 780-492-2249. ​

Friday, 3 October 2014

AEGS Information Sheets Updated

The AEGS Information sheets have been updated and are available on the HRS website. Please visit the Graduate Student Agreement Resources webpage to download a copy. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Buchsdruecker, Faculty Relations Officer, phone: 780-492-7813 or email: