Tuesday, May 4, 2021

New Pension and Benefits Rates effective May 1, 2021

What is happening?

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

New Community of Practice launched!

The Office of the Associate Provost, Human Resources is excited to announce the successful launch of a University wide Continuous Improvement (CI) and Change Management (CM) Community of Practice. To further develop institutional CI/CM expertise, the CoP aims to provide a supportive space for those seeking to learn more about CI and CM or, those who are already working on similar initiatives.   

Monday, April 12, 2021

Board of Governors Approves Policy 14 revisions

On April 6, 2021, the Board of Governors approved a revised Policy 14: Pregnancy and Parental Leaves (including Adoption), and the Return to Work. Eligible employees who begin one of these leaves on or after this date, have access to the provisions included within the revised Policy.

Friday, March 19, 2021

The Accessibility Advisory Panel is now live!

Woman in a wheelchair at check out purchasing a sweater from the W store

For more information or if you are interested in becoming a member of the panel, please visit the Accessibility Advisory Panel webpage. If you have any questions, please email aoda@uwaterloo.ca.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Important updates to the Homewood EAP mobile application

Homewood EAP has made some important updates to their mobile application which will cause the app to be out of service as the update is uploaded to the Apple and Android app stores. They expect the app to be ready and functioning fully by January 22nd, but in the meantime, the mobile app functionality is available fully on homeweb.ca on desktop, tablet, and mobile browser.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Benefit Changes Effective January 1, 2021

The Pension & Benefits Committee has reviewed the maxima corresponding with the extended health and dental benefit provisions and approved the following changes effective January 1st, 2021:



Previous Maxima

Monday, December 7, 2020

Changes to the Staff Performance Appraisal Process for 2020

As communicated by the Provost on November 12, changes apply to the Staff performance appraisal process for 2020, as follows: 

Staff can choose between one of the following options:  

Friday, December 4, 2020

December payroll cutoffs

This is a friendly reminder about the Payroll deadlines for December as they are early due to the holiday period. Adhering to the deadlines below will enable a smooth and timely processing window to set employees up for their start date, allow them system access and set-up, and ensure they are paid within the correct pay period according to legislative requirements.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Workday maintenance – Nov 10th

On Tuesday, November 10th, Workday will be undergoing maintanence from 7am until 7:30am to update single sign-on certificates.

Individuals logged in to Workday before the maintenance window will not be affected. Individuals that log into Workday during the maintenance window may experience intermittent service issues.

Please contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca or 519-888-4567 ext. 44357 if you have any questions or concerns.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Minimum Wage Changes October 1, 2020

The minimum wage rates in Ontario are increasing on October 1, 2020 as summarized in the following table:

Minimum wage rate

Current wage rate

Effective October 1, 2020

General minimum wage – applies to most employees

$14.00 per hour

$14.25 per hour