Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Appointment Dates: Moving from Support Staff to Academic or Vice Versa

If an employee is moving from a support staff position into an academic position or vice versa, Human Resource Services recommends that you begin the new appointment on either the 1st or the 16th of the month if possible. This timing aligns with the semi-monthly pay period and helps to ensure a smooth transition. Support and academic positions have different benefit and pension plans and switching an employee outside of a pay period creates challenges and unneeded work to reconcile the different plans. Please note this recommendation applies to both internal and external transfers to your department. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact employmentservices@ualberta.ca for further support.