News archive - May 2018

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