Thursday, 9 April 2015

Recurring Term and Sessional Staff: Continuing Benefit Coverage

Payroll and Benefit Services has updated the recurring term and sessional staff benefit coverage process. In the past​,​ a letter and leave directive form were mailed to the home address of the recurring term or sessional staff employee. The employee was asked to complete the paper form and mail it to Human Resource Services in order to continue benefit coverage.

Newsletter Feedback: Thank You

We appreciate your response to the Hiring and Managing Newsletter survey that we sent out last month. We received many valuable suggestions and general feedback that will be helpful as we plan future editions. If you missed the opportunity to provide feedback, please send your ideas or suggestions to Jessica Ley, Communication Strategist.

PeopleSoft HCM Courses Open for Registration

The April​ PeopleSoft HCM courses ​are open for registration. We invite you to pass this message on to others who may be interested in attending. For a list of upcoming courses, course descriptions and to register, login to the PeopleSoft User Training Program registration system with your CCID and password. If you have any questions, please contact us via email at

Reminder: Voluntary 5-Day Personal Leave Plan

As you learned in the March 2015 Hiring & Managing Newsletter, the Voluntary 5-Day Personal Leave Plan is open for 2015-16. Employees who wish to participate need to submit an application to their supervisor or department head for approval by April 30, 2015. Please visit the PLP webpage on the Human Resource Services website for a description of the plan, application forms, and application deadlines.

Spring/Summer Hours Begin May 1

Starting May 1, the University of Alberta will move to Spring/Summer hours. For employees with a regularly scheduled work day, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Spring/Summer hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The university will return to Fall/Winter hours on September 1.

Campus Farewell Event

President Samarasekera is hosting a campus farewell event on Friday, May 8, 2015. This event is a token of appreciation for the contributions and accomplishments of all staff and students on campus during her ten years at the University of Alberta. The Office of the President hopes that your department will be able to make arrangements to allow many of your staff to attend.