Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Employment Insurance (EI) Deductions

HRS would like to remind you that contributions to CPP and EI will recommence on January 1, 2017 for those who had reached the 2016 maximum contribution amounts. These statutory deductions will continue until you have reached the yearly maximum contribution amounts for 2017. For 2017 the CPP employee limit is $2, 563 and EI employee limit is $836.19.

T4 Consent - 2016 Tax Year

Reminder, if you have not already consented to receive your tax slips online, please do so now. It only takes a minute.

Monday, 19 December 2016

No Cheque Pick-up Over Winter Closure

A reminder for those who have not signed up for direct deposit: there will be no cheque pick-up from Monday, December 26 to Monday, January 2. Pay day will be on December 23 for semi-monthly staff and December 29 for monthly staff, so the next available cheque pick-up day will be Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

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.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

2017 Tax Changes

The Federal Basic Tax Amount has been increased from $11,474 to $11,635. The Provincial Basic Tax Amount has been increased from $18,451 to $18,690. Additionally, education and text book credits have been eliminated from the Federal TD1.

2017 Pay Schedules Posted

The pay schedules for 2017 have been updated and are now available on the Pay Administration webpage of HRS website.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Holiday and Winter Closure 2016–2017

Human Resource Services would like to remind you that the university will be closed from Monday, December 26, 2016 to Monday, January 2, 2017. The university will resume regular hours on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Visit the Statutory Holidays and Winter Closure webpage for more information.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Support Staff Lump Sum Payment

Support Staff lump sum payments have been processed through direct deposit for the pay date of December 9, 2016. Support Staff who are actively employed by the University of Alberta on November 1, 2016 will receive a one-time payment of 1.5% of base earnings subject to statutory deductions.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Placing Canada Job Bank Advertisements

If a department would like to place an advertisement on the Canada Job Bank, the University of Alberta employer account must be used. You can be added to the employer account by first creating an individual account with the Job Bank.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Winter 2017 Supervisory Leadership Program

The Supervisory Development Program is a high impact course designed specifically for supervisors within the U of A context. This ten full-day transformational program engages learners in interactive, experiential workshop sessions that feature relevant U of A workplace case studies, planning exercises, self-assessments, and tools to apply directly to the workplace.