University seeking staff and faculty to Leave for Change

The University of Guelph will support up to seven people to volunteer in developing countries through the Leave for Change program this year.  

Last year, participants completed mandates in Botswana, Ghana, Malawi, Nepal and Vietnam.  The volunteers were:

Electronic Submission of Job Fact Sheets for Evaluation

Please note effective February 17, 2015, Human Resources will no longer be accepting hard copy Job Fact Sheets (JFS) and will only accept JFS for evaluation that are sent to

Clients who submit a hard copy JFS will be requested to resubmit electronically to ensure proper processing and record keeping. 

Learn more by reviewing the new process for submissions. Please direct any questions to Angie McLaughlin at Ext. 56703.

New Process for Submitting Job Fact Sheets for Evaluation

In order to streamline the job evaluation process for regular full time positions and improve efficiencies, Human Resources is making changes to the Job Fact Sheet (JFS) submission process.   Effective October 24, 2014 all JFS’s being submitted for evaluation must be sent electronically to

In order to ensure that submissions are correctly processed without delay, please review the new process for submitting JFS on the Submitting Job Fact Sheets for Evaluation webpage.   

USW 4120 Collective Agreement Ratification

Members of USW Local 4120, which represents about 800 administrative, clerical and technical employees, and the University of Guelph have ratified the renewal Collective Agreement that was tentatively agreed to on September 13, 2014.

Upgrades to Sun Life software means greater convenience

Sun Life plan members can now enjoy greater convenience at the dental office with the introduction of online dental pre-determinations.  In addition, plan members can now have their second payer coordination of benefits claim submitted by their dental provider. 

Plan members are encouraged to have their dentist send a pre-determination (or estimate) for any major dental work. A pre-determination lets plan members know what will be covered by their benefits plan.

University, USW Local 4120 Reach Tentative Agreement

Working together with the assistance of a provincially appointed mediator, the University of Guelph and United Steelworkers (USW) Local 4120 reached a tentative agreement a few moments ago, which now requires ratification by both parties.

The University and USW 4120, the union that represents approximately 900 University administrative and technical staff, have been negotiating a new agreement since the spring.

Details of the agreement remain confidential pending ratification by the union and the Board of Governors.

Negotiation Update - September 6, 2014

On September 10 and 12th, the bargaining committees for the University and the USW will participate in mediation in an effort to negotiate a new collective agreement and avoid a strike.  This follows eight previous bargaining sessions. 

The University’s offer to the USW bargaining team includes wage increases and no concessions, or changes that will affect the job security of USW members. 

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