Please note that, by way of a Memorandum of Settlement, ratified by the parties on May 8, 2015, the terms and conditions of the 2012-15 Collective Agreement have been renewed without change for a one-year term ending on March 31, 2016.
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Effective April 1, 2015, the premium for Optional Dependent Life Insurance will increase. The employer paid monthly premium rates for the Supplemental Health Care, Dental, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, and Employee Family Assistance Program will also change to reflect the increase or decrease in cost. For more information about the changes, please view the Academic Benefit Rate Change or the Support Staff Benefit Rate Change documents that show the premium rate changes or visit the recently updated Benefit Costs webpages on the Human Resource Services website. If you have any questions, please contact your benefit and pension advisor.
We have invited new employees to attend the Faculty and Staff Orientation on March 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All faculty and staff who have not attended orientation in the past are welcome to participate. Participants will receive an overview of the university’s mission and learn about essential services, key contacts and programs. Please encourage new employees in your area to learn more about the session and register via the Learning Shop.
The Voluntary 5-Day Personal Leave Plan is open for 2015-16. The plan offers the opportunity for eligible employees to take additional leave while producing a cost savings to individual departments or units. Employees who participate in the plan apply for five days of leave without pay and have the cost of the leave deducted in equal installments over the twelve month plan period beginning in July 1 and ending June 30. 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.
Tax slips (T4, T4A) for current and former employees will be available in Bear Tracks on February 20, 2015. Please visit Tax Slips webpage or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.