As the holiday season approaches, Human Resource Services would like to remind you that the university will be closed from Wednesday, December 25, 2013 to Wednesday, January 1, 2014. The university will resume regular hours on Thursday, January 2, 2014. Please visit the Statutory Holidays and Winter Closure webpage for more information on upcoming statutory holidays and winter closure dates.
The revised FEC Reference Manual for 2013 has been posted to HRS Website. To download this version please visit: http://www.hrs.ualberta.ca/MyEmployment/FECManual.
Support Staff who are actively employed by the University of Alberta on November 30, 2013 will receive a one-time payment up to a maximum of $400 which is subject to statutory deductions. Support Staff who have worked full-time for the last 12 months are eligible for the full amount; others will be pro-rated. The payment comes as a result of the negotiated settlement from the 2012-2015 collective agreement as outlined in the Memorandum of Settlement. Support Staff will automatically receive the payment on their regular December 24 paycheque via direct deposit. Support staff who are on leave will receive the payment on their first regular paycheque upon returning to work. Please see the Lump Sum Payment webpage for more information.
On January 1, 2014, eligible support staff members will receive a total allocation of $1,250 to divide between their Health Spending Account (HSA) and their Personal Spending Account (PSA). On October 15, 2013 staff will be invited to allocate the $1,250 between their two spending accounts in whatever combination works best for them before the open enrollment window closes on November 15, 2013. If you have questions about this process please visit the Spending Account Allocations Information Sheet or contact your Pension & Benefits Advisor for more information.
Getting your flu vaccine is one of the most effective ways to prevent yourself from getting sick this flu season. Both University of Alberta students and staff are eligible to receive an immunization for free at university clinics. The Main Campus flu clinic runs in SUB from November 5 - 8, 2013. The clinics are made possible through a partnership with the Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Students' Union, University Wellness Services and Health Promotion and WorkLife Services. For more information please visit the Flu Season webpage on the University Wellness website.