Thursday, 13 November 2014

Equity in Recruitment

To follow up on a recent session on Human Rights and Employment Equity Considerations in Recruitment, two new resources have been shared on the Employment Equity webpage which include a tip sheet on inclusive recruitment and human rights and a comprehensive list of equity definitions. To learn more about these topics, please register for next Human Right and Employment Equity Considerations in Recruitment session on Thursday, December 4.

Managing Staff Vacation Balances

Timely utilization of vacation by employees is an integral component of maintaining work life balance. It also reduces the impact of overly long vacations, large payouts and it reduces the University’s overall vacation liability. To meet these goals the University of Alberta is committed to the principle that vacation time should be utilized by its employees on an annual basis. Human Resource Services supports this principle by providing guidance and support to Faculties and Departments on vacation management and advises them on how to eliminate all substantial vacation balances in excess of one year’s accrual.

Lump Sum Payment for Support Staff

Support Staff who are actively employed by the University of Alberta on November 30, 2014 will receive a one-time payment up to a maximum of $400 which is subject to statutory deductions. Support Staff who 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 & Benefit Services, Human Resource Services.