News archive - 2020

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:

Benefit

Provision

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