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Thursday, January 11, 2018

New! Employee Benefits Program Booklet

We are excited to announce the launch of a new booklet with information for active employees of the University regarding pension and benefit arrangements.

The information contained in this booklet describes coverage and provisions, as they exist on January 1, 2018.

What information can I find in this booklet?

Friday, January 5, 2018

Benefit Plan Maxima Changes Effective January 1st, 2018

The Pension & Benefits Committee has reviewed the maxima corresponding with retiree life, extended health, and dental benefit provisions and approved the following changes effective January 1st, 2018:

Friday, December 15, 2017

Change to Public Holiday Pay Formula – effective January 1, 2018

As a result of Ontario’s Bill 148, the formula for the calculation of public holiday pay in the Employment Standards Act (ESA) will be amended effective January 1, 2018, as follows:

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Minimum Wage Changes – effective January 1, 2018

The minimum wage rates in Ontario are increasing effective January 1, 2018, as summarized in the following table:

Minimum Wage Rate

Current Wage Rates

Effective January 1, 2018

General Minimum Wage – applies to most employees

$11.60 per hour

$14.00 per hour

Student Minimum Wage – applies to students under the age of 18 who work 28 hours a week or less when school is in session, or work during a school break or summer holidays

$10.90 per hour

$13.15 per hour

Liquor Servers Minimum Wage – applies to employees who serve liquor directly to customers or guests in licensed premises as a regular part of their work

$10.10 per hour

$12.20 per hour

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

OHIP+ : Children and Youth Pharmacare Program

As you may already be aware, starting January 1, 2018, more than 4,400 drug products will be free for anyone age 24 years or younger. Our Insurer, Great -West Life, has provided a news update in light of this upcoming Provincial Legislative Change.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Timelines for completion of performance evaluation process

2018 Key Dates to Remember:

January to February Staff and Managers start to meet to discuss performance and review the performance appraisal form.
AS SOON AS COMPLETED Managers submit final and signed, hard copy performance appraisal forms to Human Resources*
MARCH 9 Recommended final date for completion of 2017 performance appraisal form and discussions.
MARCH 16 Final date for performance appraisal forms to be submitted to Human Resources.*

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

We're looking for feedback on our website!

Do you have feedback on the Human Resources website? As part of the HR transformation, we are focused on continuous improvement and that includes providing a website that is client-centered and serves employees at the University well.

Take the five minute survey and let us know how we can make your experience better.

This survey will close on December 22nd.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Human Resources recognized at Excellence Canada Summit

Human Resources (HR) was recognized at the Excellence Canada Summit last week for achieving Silver certification in Excellence Canada's Excellence, Innovation and Wellness (EIW) program.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

University of Waterloo named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

For the second year in a row, the University of Waterloo has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, an annual ranking of businesses and organizations across the country who lead in attracting and retaining employees. The annual survey is run by Mediacorp Canada.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Human Resources launches a new temporary hiring process

As of November 1st, the hiring process for temporary staff has changed. In the spring of 2016, Human Resources received approval to conduct a pilot within the Student Services portfolio to establish a hiring process for temporary staff that aligned with our hiring of regularized staff.

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