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HR Learning & Development Winter 2019 Program Guide Is Now Available

HR Learning & Development would like to wish you a healthy and productive 2019! To start off the year on a helpful note, we would like to share an idea. Rather than making resolutions, that may be difficult to stick to, how about choosing to build your skills and connect with others at the University! We make it easy for you by providing you with a large selection of topics. 

Highlighted below are just a few of the programs being offered over the next few months.

Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open For Business Act, 2018

On November 21, 2018, Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open For Business Act, 2018 received royal assent, repealing many of the provisions of the previous government’s Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Act. In response to changes to the Employment Standards Act arising from Bill 47, and the impact of these changes on polices and practices, the University has consolidated and amended applicable Human Resources Polices including:

Kristin Lennan

Kristin Lennan embarks on a Leave for Change Journey in Vietnam

Kristin Lennan is on Leave for Change! She is taking time away from her job as an Area Coordinator in Student Housing Services at the UofG to serve as a Student Services Advisor for Hue Tourism College in Vietnam. You can follow Kristin on this three week opportunity of a lifetime on her blog. To find out how you can volunteer your talents and skills to build capacity in a developing country, visit our Leave for Change web pages.

Payroll Scheduled Deadlines

Due to the upcoming holidays payroll cutoff dates have been revised for the December 27, 2018 and January 10, 2019 pays.

For more information and the complete list of 2019 payroll schedule deadlines please visit the HR website.

Remembrance Day 2018

Campus flags will be lowered to half-mast from Friday, November 9 through Sunday, November 11 in observance of Remembrance Day. A wreath will be placed at the flags by the University Centre.

A ceremony will be held in Branion Plaza at 11:00 a.m. on November 11.

UGFSEA, University Ratify Agreements

Members of the University of Guelph Food Service Employees Association (UGFSEA) Units 1 and 2, the Associations that represent approximately 120 regular and limited full-time staff (Unit 1), as well as 274 part-time staff (Unit 2), at the University of Guelph have ratified the renewal Collective Agreements that expired on April 30 and July 31, 2018 respectively.

Epipen shortages

Please see the attached announcement regarding Epipens.

Amit Khosla

Amit Khosla embarks on his Leave for Change Journey to Bolivia

Amit Khosla, a senior IT analyst for the OVC is on a Leave for Change Assignment. He is partnering with La Paz Maravillosa in La Paz, Bolivia to develop a mobile phone App to increase tourism in La Paz. The Agency seeks to link the tourism sector with the handicrafts sector, and to increase the number of tourists visiting La Paz, building on the city’s nomination as one of the world’s seven most beautiful cities. Follow Amit’s blog (hyperlink).

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