Thursday, 29 September 2016

Travel Documents for Dual Canadian Citizens Flying to Canada

Starting November 10, 2016, individuals who hold dual citizenship (with Canada and another country) will no longer be able to use their foreign passport to enter or re-enter Canada by air*. Instead, they must show proof of Canadian citizenship.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Peoplesoft HCM 9.2 Upgrade Training and Preparation

This is just a friendly reminder that you can now register for PeopleSoft HCM 9.2 Upgrade training. To register for one of the online tutorials, please visit the Online Tutorials webage. To register for one of the overview sessions for Supervisors and HR Contacts, please visit the overview sessions webpage.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Mandatory Immigration Documentation Requirement Update

We recently communicated that as of September 29, 2016, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will make it mandatory for foreign nationals to hold valid electronic travel authorizations (eTA's) or visitor visas (TRV's) before entering or re-entering Canada. IRCC has extended that date to November 9, 2016.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Change in Provider for Emergency Out of Country/Province Travel Assistance

Sun Life, the University's academic and support staff benefits provider, has introduced a new travel assistance provider. Effective October 3, 2016, Allianz Global Assistance will be the provider of emergency out-of-country and out-of-province travel assistance services.

Monday, 19 September 2016

NASA Collective Agreement Changes

To supplement the general information sessions regarding changes to the support staff collective agreement, Human Resource Services has created a document outlining some of the changes.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

RAD Training Session

Recruitment Services will be holding a training session for RAD, the Recruitment and Advertising Database, on Friday, October 7, 2016. RAD is a tool that supports the front end of the recruitment process and engages departments in the posting and advertising process for academic and support staff competitions.

Green and Gold Day – Friday, September 23

Join President Turpin, Board of Governors Chair Michael Phair, and Chancellor Doug Stollery in Quad at the noon hour Green and Gold Day Pep Rally on Friday, September 23. Wear your best and brightest green and gold, and stick around to grab a free snack, and join (or just cheer on) the U of A’s largest outdoor dodgeball game, and celebrate the vibrancy of our U of A community. Bring it U of A!

Renewing Work Permit Before Travelling Over Winter Break

Foreign Nationals holding work permits should plan ahead to ensure their permits will remain up-to-date before travelling outside Canada. This is especially important before winter break, when on-line renewal process time increases.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Training Awareness (Preparing for PeopleSoft HCM 9.2)

To learn more about the training and learning support options developed to help you prepare for PeopleSoft HCM 9.2, please visit the Preparing for Peoplsoft HCM 9.2 message.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Mandatory Immigration Documentation Requirements

For the past year, Immigration Services has asked that foreign nationals hold valid electronic travel authorizations (eTA's) or visitor visas (TRV's) before entering or re-entering Canada for any reason. As of September 29, 2016, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will make this requirement mandatory.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Increase to Minimum Wage

Starting October 1, 2016, Alberta’s minimum wage will increase from $11.20 per hour to $12.20 per hour. Anyone that has a current appointment with rates applicable to the AB Employment Standards Code will automatically be updated in Peoplesoft to reflect the increase. If you have any questions, please contact

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Upcoming Changes to PeopleSoft HCM

Upcoming changes to PeopleSoft HCM will include expanded self-service for both employees and managers and improvements to eForms (formerly smart forms). For more details about these and other changes, and what they will mean for you, please see the most recent PeopleSoft HCM 9.2 Upgrade communication.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Processing GSA Appointments

In regard to the ratification of the 2016-18 Graduate Student Assistantship Collective Agreement, Human Resource Services has now applied all updates to HCM as well as smart forms. New appointments for September 1, 2016 and later can be processed as per the following guidelines.