On January 1, 2018, eligible support staff members will receive a total allocation of $1,250 to divide between their Health Spending Account (HSA) and Personal Spending Account (PSA). Beginning October 20, 2017 staff will be invited via email to allocate the $1,250 between their two spending accounts before the enrollment window closes on November 20, 2017.
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The passing of Bill 7 has amended the Post-Secondary Learning Act to recognize Postdoctoral Fellows (PDFs) employed by post-secondary institutions in Alberta as employees and subject to provisions within Section 9.1 of the Alberta Labour Relations Code. This includes representation by a bargaining agent with the rights and remedies granted to unions under the Code. Additionally, earnings from PDF appointments that are categorized as 'employee' will be subject to both CPP and EI, with contributions required from both the PDF and the University. View the Postdoctoral Fellow Status Changes communication
for full details.
The APO Agreement, Faculty Agreement, FSO Agreement, Librarian Agreement, and Trust/Research Academic Staff Agreement have been updated to reflect changes that were ratified in prior negotiations. This includes changes to copyright, ¼ step increments, collective bargaining, and arbitration. The agreements can be found at http://www.hrs.ualberta.ca/Agreements.
On the first day of September the University of Alberta switches from spring/summer hours to fall/winter hours. Employees working regularly scheduled spring/summer hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm will switch to working fall/winter hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
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