Working on a laptop for prolonged periods during the day can cause discomfort in several areas of your body depending on your position and the repetitiveness of the task. Here are a few tips to make your remote work location as comfortable as possible.
The University's EFAP provider, Homewood Health, has provided information relating to COVID-19, including fact sheets and general information. This can be found here.
If you, or a member of your family is in need of assistance during this time, Homewood is available 24/7 and can be reached at 1-800-663-1142
Do you know someone who has consistently demonstrated a commitment to excellence and has exceeded the expectations of their normal employment responsibilities? Nominate that staff member for a 2020 President’s Award for Exemplary Staff Service. Employees selected receive $2,000* and are recognized during an annual community event. Teams share the cash prize.
The University of Guelph and CUPE 1334, the union that represents 240 trades, custodial and maintenance workers on campus, have reached a tentative agreement. It now requires ratification by both parties.
The University and CUPE 1334 released the following joint statement:
From Thursday February 20 at 4:00 pm to Tuesday February 25 at 8:30 am, CCS will be performing scheduled system maintenance that will impact access to some HR systems.
The following applications and services will be unavailable during the entirety of the service window:
The University of Guelph was recognized last week by Forbes magazine as one of the best Canadian universities to work for. Of the universities included in the list, U of G placed sixth.
“It is wonderful to see U of G recognized on such a prestigious list,” says Martha Harley, associate vice-president (human resources). “The University is committed to being an employer of choice and creating a supporting and engaging workplace. I am happy to see that our employees are speaking highly of their experiences here.”
Homewood Health has opened a special intake line to provide free telephonic support to anyone in Canada needing support dealing with the aftermath of the Ukrainian International Airlines disaster. This line will provide immediate and confidential access to emotional and psychological first aid. Homewood crisis specialists are trained to assist callers immediately, while also serving as a connection for more in depth support or community assistance.
The supprt line, 1-833-375-0267, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Due to the holiday closure, the December 26th pay will be deposited on December 24th.
This policy has been updated to better reflect current practice with respect to internal and external communication including clarifying the timelines around key decisions that inform the University’s decision to cease operations leading up to or during a severe weather event.
The updated Policy can be found on the Human Resources website at https://www.uoguelph.ca/hr/node/4152/