Monday, 29 May 2017

Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) Awareness Survey

In an effort to ensure we are communicating information about the programs and services provided in the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) as effectively as possible, Human Resource Services has contracted with Leger Research to conduct a survey to get input  from faculty and staff. The survey is intended to determine awareness, perceptions and experiences as well as to gain an understanding of the barriers to using the program. We welcome your participation by completing the survey.

Voluntary 5-Day Personal Leave Plan for Academic Staff

The Voluntary 5-Day Personal Leave Plan for 2017-2018 is now open for eligible academic staff. Staff who would like to participate will submit applications to their supervisor or department head by June 16, 2017. If approved, these applications should be forwarded to Human Resource Services by June 30, 2017.  For eligibility, application forms, deadlines, and more information, visit the Voluntary 5-Day Personal Leave Plan webpage.

Implementing the Academic Teaching Staff Agreement

Effective July 1, 2017, the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) Agreement will replace the Contract Academic Staff: Teaching (CAS:T) Agreement. For information on how this affects the process of appointing staff, please refer to the following document:

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Voluntary 5-Day Personal Leave Plan for Academic Staff

The Voluntary 5-Day Personal Leave Plan is now open for 2017-2018. To apply to participate, eligible academic staff should complete and submit an application form to their supervisor or department head for approval by June 16, 2017. If approved, the application will be forwarded to Human Resource Services. For eligibility, application forms, deadlines, and more information, visit the Voluntary 5-Day Personal Leave Plan webpage.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

HRS Website Maintenance

Please note that on May 19 and 20, 2017 from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am some of our webpages and web applications will undergo maintenance and receive security updates, which may result in intermittent outages.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Vacation Carryover for Support Staff

There has been a change in the definition of vacation carryover for support staff. Going forward, vacation accrued by an employee in one year is for use in the next - it is not considered carryover. Vacation carryover exists only if an employee has not used their full annual vacation allotment in the year following the accrual. This does not preclude an employee from taking vacation in the year that it is accrued.

Extension of Probation for Non-academic Employees

In accordance with the NASA/University of Alberta collective agreements, an employee’s probationary period can be extended for a specified period of time when the employee has not fully demonstrated competence in assigned job duties and required behaviours. An extension may be granted where the supervisor has discussed and documented concerns related to the employee’s performance, skills, attendance and general conduct.

Partnership with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

Human Resource Services is pleased to announce an institutional partnership with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) to assist with meeting "For the Public Good" objectives related to fostering equitable, diverse and inclusive workplaces. Our partnership will allow University of Alberta employees to register for monthly webinars and other educational opportunities on a variety of diversity and inclusion topics and have unlimited access to the Knowledge Repository, a collection of 600+ diversity and inclusion documents, reports, toolkits, templates, etc. geared towards the Canadian context.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

GSA Salary Scale for 2017-2018

The Graduate Student Assistantship (GSA) salary scale for September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018 has been added to the Salary Scales web page.