Thursday, July 30, 2020

Personal Income Tax Forms Related to Working from Home for Calendar Year 2020

From:      Finance

Date:       July 23, 2020

Subject:  Personal Income Tax Forms Related to Working from Home for Calendar Year 2020

What is happening?

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

An update on Pay Equity at the University of Waterloo

The Pay Equity Act (the “Act”) requires the University to follow compensation practices that ensure employees in female job classes are paid at least as much as employees in male job classes of comparable value. The University issued its first plans for compliance on January 1, 1990 and has been committed to meeting pay equity requirements since the Act’s inception.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Reminder about staff vacation carryover

REMINDER: Vacation credits greater than 10 days will automatically be carried over in Workday until August 31, 2020.  Please refer to the memo released about Staff vacation carryover on April 29, 2020

Monday, June 29, 2020

2019 Annual Pension Statements

Members of the University of Waterloo Pension Plan for Faculty and Staff look forward to receiving their annual pension statement each year in June. We understand the importance of member statements; receiving complete, accurate and timely information about pension benefits and available options is key to making well-informed decisions.

Due to the unprecedented challenges of COVID-9, the 2019 annual pension statements will be mailed to plan members’ home address in August 2020. We appreciate your understanding given these challenging times.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Enhancements to the Change Form process are here!

HR is excited to introduce enhancements to the Change Form: 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Lunch and Learn Sessions presented by Homewood Health

Homewood Health is coming to campus to host a lunch and learn session for employees who are interested in learning more about the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP). Topics to be covered include:

Friday, January 31, 2020

Coronavirus updates

You can get the most current information from the University’s new coronavirus website, which contains public health information and other useful links.

 Previous updates are available on the Campus Wellness website. We have posted updates on:

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

University issues coronavirus second update

"I want to provide a further update on how the University is monitoring the ongoing coronavirus situation, share some important public health reminders as well as a summary of some common questions we are hearing," says a memo by Sandra Banks, vice-president, university relations, which was circulated to the University community yesterday. "A team of stakeholders from across campus meets regularly to monitor and respond to the current situation and we will continue to issue communication to keep the campus community aware of the latest developments.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

2019 Staff performance appraisals: Due March 13, 2020

Staff performance appraisal season is now upon us. Please ensure that you review, document and discuss your performance for 2019 with your manager. Your performance appraisal should include a meaningful discussion that highlights your accomplishments in 2019 and goals for 2020.


January to February*

Staff and managers meet to discuss performance and review the performance appraisal form.