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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Waterloo named a Canada Top 100 Employer for 2019

Waterloo employees receive Top 100 Employer award

For the third year in a row, the University of Waterloo was recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019) and Waterloo Area's Top Employers (2019). The recipients of the national annual award were announced in The Globe and Mail on November 9th. The University was recognized for striving to be not only one of the most innovative universities in the world, but also one of the most employee-focused.  

Monday, November 19, 2018

Upcoming system shutdowns

Due to the transition to Workday in January, 2019, there will be a number of system shutdowns during end-of-year. Please see the chart below for details. If you have any questions, contact workday@uwaterloo.ca. Please also note that several HR forms will no longer be available in January as processes will be automated through Workday. Details are available on the forms page.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Information verification required for 2018 T4/T4A

Beginning in 2019, T4/T4A forms and pay statements will no longer be available through myHRinfo. Up to six years of historical T4/T4A and six months of pay statement data will be available in the new HR system, Workday. This means that T4/T4A tax forms for 2018 will be available by February 28, 2019 on Workday.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

HR to host Workday Mini Town Hall in November

Broad engagement and collaboration has been at the forefront of Workday implementation at Waterloo. Your Human Resources (HR) experience is a top priority and we want to hear from you!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Kanban Board Workshop held for Waterloo Employees

On October 16th, Human Resources, in partnership with St. Jerome’s University hosted the next in a 2018 series of Lean workshops: Personal Kanban, Mapping your work through Lean.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Fall Information Session: Multi-Year Accessibility Plan (MYAP)

The Accessibility Committee has put together a Multi-Year Accessibility Plan (MYAP) for the University of Waterloo. Creating and maintaining a campus that is welcoming for everyone impacts students, staff and faculty. The MYAP is an on-going initiative that will require continued collaboration to ensure that accessibility considerations are embedded within the University’s culture. It is intended to support and align with our commitments under Policy 58: Accessibility and meet our obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Friday, July 20, 2018

Feedback requested for Waterloo’s Multi-year Accessibility Plan

The Accessibility Committee has put together a Multi-year Accessibility Plan (MYAP) for the University of Waterloo, and is requesting feedback from persons with disabilities and others in the Waterloo community. The MYAP is an on-going initiative that will require continued collaboration to ensure that accessibility considerations are embedded within the University’s culture. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

HR seeks User Experience participants for website

Human Resources is dedicated to providing quality service through an improved website to increase client satisfaction. All employees (Faculty, Staff, CUPE, retirees) are invited to join a User Experience Research Group to participate in any or all of the following: surveys, questionnaires, observational research, and usability testing. If you’re interested in participating, please register to join the User Experience Research Group. Lunch will be provided to employees who participate in our observational research and usability testing.  

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Notice: Ontario Government reinstates prior public holiday pay formula, effective July 1, 2018

The Ontario government has reinstated the prior public holiday pay formula that pre-dated Bill 148. The old formula should be used again beginning on July 1, 2018 and will continue to be used until December 31st, 2019.

Please be advised that the upcoming Victoria Day holiday will be paid using the Bill 148 calculation. The Canada Day holiday and all holidays until December 31st, 2019 will use the prior ESA calculation.

The following table illustrates the difference between the two calculations:

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Benefit Rates effective May 1, 2018

The group benefits contracts that cover the University of Waterloo’s extended health, dental, long-term disability benefits and life insurance are renewed each May 1.

The rates are effective May 1, 2018 and are provided in the benefit rates section


Questions regarding benefit rates, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwaterloo.ca.

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