Friday, 30 November 2018

Benefits Fraud: Real Crime, Real Consequences

Sun Life is the institutional provider for health and dental benefits. As a partner of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA), Sun Life is supporting a new education campaign to raise awareness on ways to avoid becoming involved in health and dental benefits fraud, and the consequences of involvement.

Thursday, 29 November 2018

NASA Celebrate the Season Mixer

The Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA) is holding their annual NASA Celebrate the Season mixer on Thursday, November 29 at the University Faculty Club. Members are encouraged to attend from 2:30-4:00 p.m. or from 4:00-5:30 p.m. The event will provide U of A support staff a chance to intermingle between departments, network and build campus community. This year marks NASA's 40th year as the certified bargaining agent for Non Academic Staff here at the University.

NASA hopes that the University will recognize the value of this staff appreciation event and help celebrate our support staff and the work they do. Should schedules allow and operational conditions permit, please consider allowing the time away for any support staff requesting to attend the event this afternoon.

Thank you

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Change to Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB) Reporting Procedure

Starting November 1, 2018, Homewood Health and Organizational Development, Equity and Health (ODEH) have changed the way Human Resource Services reports incidents to the WCB. Please continue to complete the Employer's Report and fax the report to both WCB and ODEH. However, you DO NOT need to complete an online notification (OLN) for WCB cases. ODEH will work directly with WCB adjudicators and Case Managers on employee claims and return to work planning.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Interim Staffing Solutions

Interim Staffing Solutions (ISS) is a temporary staffing program offered by Human Resource Services that supports all units at the University of Alberta. The purpose of ISS is to provide quality temporary administrative staff to help support your office needs when it comes to vacation coverages, illnesses, resignations, peak periods, or special projects for a nominal cost. The duration of ISS assignments can range anywhere from a day to a year.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Four Months of Inactivity for Hourly Support Staff

Regardless of whether a support employee is hourly or salaried, a termination eform is required to end the appointment, should an employee cease working, as a Record of Employment (ROE) is required. If the inactivity is due to an approved leave, a leave form is required to place the employee on the leave and to generate a ROE. As a reminder, hourly support staff with no activity for four months or greater will have their appointment ended.

Mass Approval of Outstanding Time Transactions

All outstanding time approval transactions for salaried support staff will be processed on the last semi-monthly pay confirm date of the calendar year. This year's last semi-monthly pay confirm date is December 18, 2018. This annual process ensures outstanding time transactions are applied to the correct calendar year, and allows for the next year's leave accruals to be loaded. Outstanding time approval transactions for hourly support staff will be processed on the same pay confirm date as normally scheduled.

Friday, 2 November 2018

Permanent Resident Card Renewal

Please remind permanent resident card holders in your area to renew their cards six months prior to the expiry date. Lengthy processing times may hinder their travel plans. Without a valid permanent resident card, a Permanent Resident Travel Document is required before being permitted to board a flight to return to Canada.

Hiring a Study or Work Permit Holder

Foreign students who hold a valid study permit must be registered and actively engaged in full-time studies at the University of Alberta to work on campus. Before hiring a study or work permit holder, faculties/departments must contact Immigration Services.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Learning Opportunities at the Technology Training Centre (TTC)

Are you looking to improve your Excel or Project Management skills? Maybe you want to learn Photography? The TTC offers 1-2 day courses on the software applications you need to be more efficient in your role. The courses are also a great way to expand your skill set and try something new. Located in B-11 Cameron Library, get the training you deserve right on campus. Learn more about the TTC’s course offerings at For more information or inquiries, contact 780-492-1397 or