The 2017 tax slips (T4, T4A) for current and former employees will be available on-line through Employee Self Service via Bear Tracks on February 16, 2018. All employees with a CCID are able to access and receive their tax slips on-line in Bear Tracks. For inactive employees, paper tax slips will be out to mailed to the address on file by the end of February 2018.
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Pay dates and deadlines have been added to the Holiday and Winter Closure Google calendar, which has been renamed to Pay, Time Off and Holidays - University of Alberta. You can subscribe to the calendar through your ualberta email account.
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Mental health deserves the same care and dedication in maintaining health as does physical health. Mental illness can be managed and treated effectively. While a number of services and programs are available to faculty and staff, stigma remains a significant barrier in accessing services and recognizing warning signs in not only others but also ourselves. Awareness is paramount in ensuring people access supports and services and get necessary treatment.
- In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians experience a mental health or addiction problem¹
- By the time Canadians reach 40 years of age, 1 in 2 have – or have had – a mental illness.¹
- Only half (49%) of those who have suffered from depression or anxiety have never gone to see a doctor about the problem.²
- Only 57% of adult Canadians report a high capacity to cope with unexpected and difficult problems and day to day demands.³
- Canadians ages 40-59 had the highest rates of death by suicide ⁴
All staff and faculty at the have access to mental health services through the University’s Employee and Family Assistance Program. The program can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 780.428.7587. Additional information can be found online. The University also offers a number of training sessions for staff and faculty to assist in reducing the stigma often associated with mental health but to also help identify signs of a possible concern. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) are offered several times throughout the calendar year. Additional information on those workshops as well as those offered for staff and faculty by the Dean of Students office can be found online.
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Eligible academic staff members can apply for reimbursement of child care expenses incurred during the previous calendar year. Visit the Academic Child Care Benefit webpage to access the on-line application form and eligibility guidelines. All applications must be submitted by February 28, 2018 11:59 pm. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.